Definitions of fence

  1. To practise fencing; to raise a fence; to guard. Ring fence, a fence which encircles a whole estate. See Defence.
  2. To fend off danger from; to give security to; to protect; to guard.
  3. To inclose with a fence or other protection; to secure by an inclosure.
  4. To guard or protect; defend; to inclose or surround with a fence; fortify.
  5. To inclose with a fence; to fortify.
  6. To inclose with a fence.
  7. To make a defense; to guard one's self of anything, as against an attack; to give protection or security, as by a fence.
  8. To practice the art of attack and defense with the sword or with the foil, esp. with the smallsword, using the point only.
  9. Hence, to fight or dispute in the manner of fencers, that is, by thrusting, guarding, parrying, etc.
  10. To practice the art of fencing.
  11. To practice fencing.
  12. To practise fencing.
  13. fight with fencing swords
  14. enclose with a fence; " we fenced in our yard"
  15. To enclose with a fence; to guard; to fortify.
  16. 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.
  17. ( informal) a dealer in stolen property
  18. a dealer in stolen property
  19. That which fends off attack or danger; a defense; a protection; a cover; security; shield.
  20. 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.
  21. A projection on the bolt, which passes through the tumbler gates in locking and unlocking.
  22. 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.
  23. A receiver of stolen goods, or a place where they are received.
  24. A structure for inclosing land.
  25. Fencer.
  26. A structure, as of rails, for enclosing land; a defense; shield; bul- wark.
  27. The use of weapons, as in fencing; repartee.
  28. 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.
  29. A boundary composed of a hedge, or line of posts or stakes driven into the ground; guard; security.