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Definitions of fence

  1. have an argument about something
  2. receive stolen goods
  3. ( informal) a dealer in stolen property
  4. fight with fencing swords
  5. surround with a wall in order to fortify
  6. enclose with a fence; " we fenced in our yard"
  7. a dealer in stolen property
  8. That which fends off attack or danger; a defense; a protection; a cover; security; shield.
  9. An inclosure about a field or other space, or about any object; especially, an inclosing structure of wood, iron, or other material, intended to prevent intrusion from without or straying from within.
  10. A projection on the bolt, which passes through the tumbler gates in locking and unlocking.
  11. Self- defense by the use of the sword; the art and practice of fencing and sword play; hence, skill in debate and repartee. See Fencing.
  12. A receiver of stolen goods, or a place where they are received.
  13. To fend off danger from; to give security to; to protect; to guard.
  14. To inclose with a fence or other protection; to secure by an inclosure.
  15. To make a defense; to guard one's self of anything, as against an attack; to give protection or security, as by a fence.
  16. To practice the art of attack and defense with the sword or with the foil, esp. with the smallsword, using the point only.
  17. Hence, to fight or dispute in the manner of fencers, that is, by thrusting, guarding, parrying, etc.
  18. To guard or protect; defend; to inclose or surround with a fence; fortify.
  19. To practice the art of fencing.
  20. To inclose with a fence; to fortify.
  21. To practice fencing.
  22. A structure for inclosing land.
  23. To inclose with a fence.
  24. To practise fencing.
  25. To enclose with a fence; secure; protect.
  26. To practise with a foil or sword; strive skilfully, as in debate. To provide a fence or defense.
  27. Fencer.
  28. A structure, as of rails, for enclosing land; a defense; shield; bul- wark.
  29. The use of weapons, as in fencing; repartee.
  30. A wall, hedge, or line of posts and rails, to confine animals or protect land; defence; guard; fencing; skill in word- fence; guard of a carpenter's plane; a receiver of stolen goods.
  31. To enclose with a fence; to guard; to fortify.
  32. To practise fencing; to raise a fence; to guard. Ring fence, a fence which encircles a whole estate. See Defence.
  33. A boundary composed of a hedge, or line of posts or stakes driven into the ground; guard; security.
  34. To enclose with a hedge or wall of posts; to protect or guard; to defend by giving and avoiding blows, as with a foil or sword.
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Usage examples for fence

  1. I'll not promise not to hide behind the fence, or something like that, though, Tom; but I'll stick. – Tom Swift and his Giant Cannon or, The Longest Shots on Record by Victor Appleton
  2. Ralph swung Sister up and sat her on the fence- post. – Brother and Sister by Josephine Lawrence
  3. Cully says he heard somebody a- runnin' on the other side of the fence, but ye can't tell. – Tom Grogan by F. Hopkinson Smith
  4. What are you looking at so through the fence? – Balcony Stories by Grace E. King
  5. Then he built a fence between the two places. – The Turner Twins by Ralph Henry Barbour
  6. I'll climb over the fence. – The Cry at Midnight by Mildred A. Wirt
  7. I fence you there. – The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  8. Bent- Anat, Rameri, and Nefert were obliged to quit their places by the fence; Rameri, so soon as he saw that Uarda was safe, had rejoined his sister. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  9. I had heard that horses could not see such a fence, and if Clara did not see it, or should be careless, the result would be frightful. – Wilfrid Cumbermede by George MacDonald
  10. " He was up on top of the fence. – Dave Dashaway and his Hydroplane by Roy Rockwood
  11. We came home on the cars," Uncle Henry leaned up against the fence as though he couldn't stand up. – Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield
  12. I can hold the fence up, Jimmie. – Sunny Boy in the Country by Ramy Allison White
  13. But what do they do on the fence? – Gentle Julia by Booth Tarkington
  14. In all these years she had never allowed herself to think of her John Gray as having grown older; she saw him still young, as when he used to lean over the garden fence. – The-Choir-Invisible by Allen, James Lane
  15. Then he drew back, gathered himself, and sprang up on the fence. – Frank of Freedom Hill by Samuel A. Derieux
  16. He slipped from the fence and went forward to open the gate, looking at the advancing pair. – A Little Bush Maid by Mary Grant Bruce
  17. Ned stepped to the fence and whispered: " It's the other fellow. – Tom Swift and his Electric Locomotive or, Two Miles a Minute on the Rails by Victor Appleton
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