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fencenoun [C]

 us   /fens/
  • fence noun [C] (STRUCTURE)

a ​structure of ​wood or ​wireforming a ​wall around a ​house or a ​piece of ​land, often to ​keeppeople or ​animals from coming in or going out: He put up a fence to ​keep his ​dog in the ​backyard.
  • fence noun [C] (CRIMINAL)

a ​person who ​buys and ​sellsstolengoods

fenceverb

 us   /fens/
  • fence verb (SPORT)

[I] to take ​part in the ​sport of ​attacking and ​defending with a ​weapon having a ​longblade
  • fence verb (STRUCTURE)

[T] to put a fence around a ​house or a ​piece of ​land: The ​area is fenced on three ​sides but not along the ​highway.
(Definition of fence from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"fence" in British English

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fencenoun [C]

uk   us   /fens/
  • fence noun [C] (STRUCTURE)

B2 a ​structure that ​divides two ​areas of ​land, ​similar to a ​wall but made of ​wood or ​wire and ​supported with ​posts

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fenceverb [I]

uk   us   /fens/
to ​fight as a ​sport with a ​long, ​thin sword
(Definition of fence from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “fence”
in Korean 울타리…
in Arabic سور, سِياج…
in Malaysian pagar…
in French clôture…
in Russian забор, изгородь…
in Chinese (Traditional) 結構, 柵欄, 籬笆…
in Italian steccato…
in Turkish çit…
in Polish ogrodzenie, płot…
in Spanish valla, cerca…
in Vietnamese hàng rào…
in Portuguese cerca…
in Thai รั้ว…
in German der Zaun…
in Catalan tanca…
in Japanese 塀…
in Chinese (Simplified) 结构, 栅栏, 篱笆…
in Indonesian pagar…
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