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Definition 1: a barrier that serves to enclose an area - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for fence in the sense of this definition

(fence is a kind of ...) a structure or object that impedes free movement

(... is a kind of fence ) (baseball) a fence or screen (as behind home plate) to prevent the ball from traveling out of the playing field

(... is a kind of fence ) a fence or wattle built across a stream to catch or retain fish

(... is a kind of fence ) a masonry fence (as around an estate or garden)

"the wall followed the road" "he ducked behind the garden wall and waited"

(... is a kind of fence ) a fence built of rough stones; used to separate fields

(... is a kind of fence ) a fence (usually made of split logs laid across each other at an angle)

(... is a kind of fence ) a fence made of upright pickets

(... is a kind of fence ) a fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or bushes

(... is a kind of fence ) a fence of steel wires woven into a diamond pattern

(... is part of fence) a boundary line created by a fence

Definition 2: a dealer in stolen property - [noun denoting person]

(fence is a kind of ...) someone who purchases and maintains an inventory of goods to be sold

(fence is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 3: have an argument about something - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for fence in the sense of this definition

(fence is a kind of ...) carry on a conversation

(... is a kind of fence ) dispute or argue stubbornly (especially minor points)

(... is a kind of fence ) fight verbally

"They were sparring all night"

(... is a kind of fence ) argue over petty things

"Let's not quibble over pennies"

(... is a kind of fence ) have a disagreement over something

"We quarreled over the question as to who discovered America" "These two fellows are always scrapping over something"

(... is a kind of fence ) be against; express opposition to

"We oppose the ban on abortion"

(fence implies ...) be of different opinions

"I beg to differ!" "She disagrees with her husband on many questions"

Definition 4: surround with a wall in order to fortify - [verb of competition]

Synonyms for fence in the sense of this definition

(fence is a kind of ...) shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage

"Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain"

(... is a kind of fence ) surround with a stockade in order to fortify

(... is a kind of fence ) surround with or as if with a rampart or other fortification

Definition 5: fight with fencing swords - [verb of competition]

(fence is a kind of ...) be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight

"the tribesmen fought each other" "Siblings are always fighting" "Militant groups are contending for control of the country"

(... is a kind of fence ) impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball)

"block an attack"

Definition 6: enclose with a fence - [verb of contact]

Samples where fence or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we fenced in our yard

Synonyms for fence in the sense of this definition

(fence is a kind of ...) surround completely

"Darkness enclosed him" "They closed in the porch with a fence"

Definition 7: receive stolen goods - [verb of possession]

(fence is a kind of ...) get something; come into possession of

"receive payment" "receive a gift" "receive letters from the front"

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