HyperDic: fence

English > 7 senses of the word fence:
NOUNartifactfence, fencinga barrier that serves to enclose an area
person fencea dealer in stolen property
VERBcontactfence, fence inenclose with a fence
possessionfencereceive stolen goods
competitionfencefight with fencing swords
competitionfence, wall, palisade, fence in, surroundsurround with a wall in order to fortify
communicationfence, argue, contend, debatehave an argument about something
fence > pronunciation
Soundsfeh'ns
Rhymescommence ... whence: 23 rhymes with ehns...
English > fence: 7 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA barrier that serves to enclose an area.
Synonymfencing
Part offence lineA boundary line created / created by a fence
Narrowerbackstop(baseball) a fence or screen (as behind home plate) to prevent the ball from traveling out of the playing field
chainlink fenceA fence of steel wires woven into a diamond pattern
hedge, hedgerowA fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or bushes
picket fence, palingA fence made of upright pickets
rail fence, split-rail fenceA fence (usually made of split logs laid across each other at an angle)
stone wallA fence built of rough / rough stones
wallA masonry fence (as around an estate or garden)
weirA fence or wattle built across a stream to catch or retain fish
BroaderbarrierA structure or object that impedes free movement
Spanishalambrada, cercado, cerca, seto, valla
Catalantanca
Verbsfencesurround with a wall in order to fortify
fenceenclose with a fence
English > fence: 7 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA dealer in stolen property.
Broadertrader, bargainer, dealer, mongersomeone who purchases and maintains an inventory of goods to be sold
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
Spanishperista
Verbsfencereceive stolen goods
English > fence: 7 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningenclose with a fence.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"we fenced in our yard"
Synonymfence in
Broaderenclose, close in, inclose, shut inSurround completely
Spanishcercar, encercar, enrejar, vallar
Catalancerclar, encerclar
Nounsfence, fencinga barrier that serves to enclose an area
English > fence: 7 senses > verb 2, possession
MeaningReceive stolen goods.
PatternSomebody ----s
Broaderreceive, haveGet something
Nounsfencea dealer in stolen property
English > fence: 7 senses > verb 3, competition
Meaningfight with fencing swords.
PatternSomebody ----s
Narrowerparry, block, deflectimpede the movement of (an opponent or a ball)
Broadercontend, fight, struggleBe engaged in a fight
Spanishesgrimir, practicar esgrima
Nounsfencersomeone skilled at fencing
fencingthe art or sport of fighting with swords (especially the use of foils or epees or sabres to score points under a set of rules)
English > fence: 7 senses > verb 4, competition
MeaningSurround with a wall in order to fortify.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymswall, palisade, fence in, surround
NarrowercircumvallateSurround with or as if with a rampart or other fortification
stockadeSurround with a stockade in order to fortify
Broaderprotectshield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage / damage
Spanishcercar, circundar, murar, rodear
Catalancircumdar, emmurallar, encerclar, envoltar, murar, voltar
Nounsfencea barrier that serves to enclose an area
English > fence: 7 senses > verb 5, communication
MeaningHave an argument about something.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsargue, contend, debate
Entailsdisagree, differ, dissent, take issueBe of different opinions
NarroweropposeBe against
quarrel, dispute, scrap, argufy, altercateHave a disagreement over something
quibble, niggle, pettifog, bicker, squabble, brabbleargue over petty things
sparfight verbally
stickledispute or argue stubbornly (especially minor points)
Broaderconverse, discoursecarry on a conversation
Spanishargumentar, debatir, deliberar, discutir, polemizar, reñir
Catalanargumentar, debatre, deliberar, discutir, polemitzar

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