fence :

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  • n  a barrier that serves to enclose an area
  • n  a dealer in stolen property
  • v  enclose with a fence
    we fenced in our yard
  • v  receive stolen goods
  • v  fight with fencing swords
  • v  surround with a wall in order to fortify
  • v  have an argument about something

  • The fence also carries a lesson about limits, for it is only as effective as the force that backs it up.
  • Bamboo makes a beautiful fence, and because it grows so quickly (as much as 1 ft.
  • The fence is not likely to win any architecture awards.
News & Articles


  • Tzipi Livni in USA Today
    The Arab world, Livni told reporters en route to Washington, "should stop sitting on the fence."
  • Tim Costello in 940 News
    There is a visible fence around Yangon that we don't dare cross. A circle has been drawn around Yangon and expats are confined there,said Tim Costello of aid group World Vision.
  • Nancy Pelosi in vt.Buzz (blog)
    We will go through the gate. If the gate is closed, we will go over the fence. If the fence is too high, we will pole vault in. If that doesn't work, we will parachute in. But we are going to get health care reform passed,Pelosi said Jan. 28.

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