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Noun
A barrier, railing, or other upright structure enclosing an area
“To the right of all this is a large wooden fence, and there beside the fence stands the outhouse.”
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A barrier used to defend or to provide protection
“We picked our way across the minefield of stones and stepped out into the shadow cast by the castle's fence.”
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A person who deals in stolen goods
“Polanski portrays the fence Fagin and his gang of children who steal silk handkerchiefs, pocket watches and wallets in a far more sympathetic light than the authorities.”
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A continuous vertical structure that encloses or divides an area of land
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A construction of branches and twigs woven together to form a wall, barrier, fence, or roof
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An instruction that enforces an ordering constraint on memory operations issued before and after it
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A person who steals
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An outdoor garden frame which can be used for partitioning a common area
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An itinerant person who walks from farm to farm carrying a swag and seeking work, often in exchange for food and lodging
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An enclosure protected by a wall of wooden posts, typically used as a prison
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An object or device that provides safety or protection
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A hinged barrier used to close an opening in a wall, fence, or hedge
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The terminal point or boundary of an area or movement
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Verb
To enclose or isolate (within) an area, especially with a fence
“It can also be used to fence in pets or protect flower beds from damage by pets and wild vermin such as rabbits.”
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To separate or partition off an area, especially with a fence
“It was clear we would have to sacrifice some of our garden for them and fence off a separate area so that we could plant vegetables in the other part.”
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To circumscribe or encircle, especially with a fence
“Low coral walls fence their homes, but please ask permission before photographing families at home within these compounds.”
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(archaic) To defend, protect, or guard against
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“So much of adder's wisdom I have learnt, to fence my ear against thy sorceries.”
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To engage in the selling or buying of stolen goods
“There was also concern that the car boot sale could be used to fence stolen goods.”
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To conceal the truth by giving equivocal answers
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“Turner, by contrast, fenced when asked about Westbrook, dodging some questions, and answering others with non-answers.”
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To seal or mark off an area or thing with tape
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To quibble over trivial matters
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To stop or cause to stop making progress
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To make a false show or pretense of
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Avoid, get out of responsibility
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To place, lay or set firmly in surrounding matter
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Argue with someone without marked hostility
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To engage in a competition or contest
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