Fetching vs Downloading - What's the difference?

fetching | downloading |

As verbs the difference between fetching and downloading

is that fetching is present participle of lang=en while downloading is present participle of lang=en.

As an adjective fetching

is attractive; pleasant to regard.

As a noun fetching

is the act by which something is fetched.




(en adjective)
  • Attractive; pleasant to regard.
  • * 2000 , Bill Bryson, In a Sunburned Country , Chapter 1, page 11:
  • I am not, I regret to say, a discreet and fetching sleeper. Most people when they nod off look as if they could do with a blanket; I look as if I could do with medical attention.


  • *, chapter=6
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients , passage=She was so mad she wouldn't speak to me for quite a spell, but at last I coaxed her into going up to Miss Emmeline's room and fetching down a tintype of the missing Deacon man.}}


    (en noun)
  • The act by which something is fetched.
  • * 1834 , Evidence on drunkenness: presented to the House of Commons
  • These lumpers were also in the habit of inducing their men during the week to send to their pay-house for fetchings of drink, besides the money they were compelled to spend on Saturday night.