wordswarm.net: free dictionary lookup
Wordswarms From Years Past


13-Letter Words
12-Letter Words
11-Letter Words
10-Letter Words
9-Letter Words
8-Letter Words
7-Letter Words
6-Letter Words
5-Letter Words
4-Letter Words
3-Letter Words


Adjacent Words

fen orchid
fen orchis
Fen River
fen-cricket
fen-phen
Fen-sucked
Fence
fence in
fence line
fence lizard
fence mending
Fence month
fence rail
Fence roof
fence-mending
Fence-month
fence-sitter
fence-sitting
Fenced
Fenced cities
Fenceful
Fenceless
fencelessness
fencelike
Fencer
fencer's mask
fencerow
fencesitter
Fenci-ble

Fence time definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Fence Fence, n. [Abbrev. from defence.] 1. That which fends off attack or danger; a defense; a protection; a cover; security; shield. Let us be backed with God and with the seas, Which he hath given for fence impregnable. --Shak. A fence betwixt us and the victor's wrath. --Addison. 2. 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. Leaps o'er the fence with ease into the fold. --Milton. Note: In England a hedge, ditch, or wall, as well as a structure of boards, palings, or rails, is called a fence. 3. (Locks) A projection on the bolt, which passes through the tumbler gates in locking and unlocking. 4. 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. Enjoy your dear wit, and gay rhetoric, That hath so well been taught her dazzing fence. --Milton. Of dauntless courage and consummate skill in fence. --Macaulay. 5. A receiver of stolen goods, or a place where they are received. [Slang] --Mayhew. Fence month (Forest Law), the month in which female deer are fawning, when hunting is prohibited. --Bullokar. Fence roof, a covering for defense. ``They fitted their shields close to one another in manner of a fence roof.'' --Holland. Fence time, the breeding time of fish or game, when they should not be killed. Rail fence, a fence made of rails, sometimes supported by posts. Ring fence, a fence which encircles a large area, or a whole estate, within one inclosure. Worm fence, a zigzag fence composed of rails crossing one another at their ends; -- called also snake fence, or Virginia rail fence. To be on the fence, to be undecided or uncommitted in respect to two opposing parties or policies. [Colloq.]




 


wordswarm.net: free dictionary lookup