Definition Definition

Fence - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Fence' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Fence [ n.]
- That which fends off attack or danger; a defense; a protection; a cover; security; shield.
- 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.
- A projection on the bolt, which passes through the tumbler gates in locking and unlocking.
- 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.
- A receiver of stolen goods, or a place where they are received.
2 . Fence [ v. i.]
- To make a defense; to guard one's self of anything, as against an attack; to give protection or security, as by a fence.
- To practice the art of attack and defense with the sword or with the foil, esp. with the smallsword, using the point only.
- Hence, to fight or dispute in the manner of fencers, that is, by thrusting, guarding, parrying, etc.
3 . Fence [ v. t.]
- To fend off danger from; to give security to; to protect; to guard.
- To inclose with a fence or other protection; to secure by an inclosure.

Meaning of 'Fence' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . fence [ v]
Meaning (1):
- enclose with a fence
Example in sentence:
  • we fenced in our yard