Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun fence

2 senses of fence

Sense 1
fence, fencing -- (a barrier that serves to enclose an area)
       => barrier -- (a structure or object that impedes free movement)

Sense 2
fence -- (a dealer in stolen property)
       => trader, bargainer, dealer, monger -- (someone who purchases and maintains an inventory of goods to be sold)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb fence

5 senses of fence

Sense 1
fence, fence in -- (enclose with a fence; "we fenced in our yard")
       => enclose, close in, inclose, shut in -- (surround completely; "Darkness enclosed him"; "They closed in the porch with a fence")

Sense 2
fence -- (receive stolen goods)
       => receive, have -- (get something; come into possession of; "receive payment"; "receive a gift"; "receive letters from the front")

Sense 3
fence -- (fight with fencing swords)
       => contend, fight, struggle -- (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")

Sense 4
wall, palisade, fence, fence in, surround -- (surround with a wall in order to fortify)
       => protect -- (shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage; "Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain")

Sense 5
argue, contend, debate, fence -- (have an argument about something)
       => converse, discourse -- (carry on a conversation)

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