F f


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fens]
    • /fɛns/
    • /fens/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fens]
    • /fɛns/

Definitions of fenced word

  • noun fenced a barrier enclosing or bordering a field, yard, etc., usually made of posts and wire or wood, used to prevent entrance, to confine, or to mark a boundary. 1
  • noun fenced Informal. a person who receives and disposes of stolen goods. 1
  • noun fenced the place of business of such a person. 1
  • noun fenced the act, practice, art, or sport of fencing. 1
  • noun fenced skill in argument, repartee, etc. 1
  • noun fenced Machinery. a guard or guide, as for regulating the movements of a tool or work. 1

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Origin of fenced

First appearance:

before 1300
One of the 15% oldest English words
1300-50; Middle English fens, aphetic for defens defense

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Parts of speech for Fenced


fenced popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 97% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 67% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

fenced usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fenced

adjective fenced

  • enclosed — Surround or close off on all sides.
  • limitary — of, relating to, or serving as a limit.
  • walled — of or relating to a wall: wall space.
  • bounded — (of a set) having a bound, esp where a measure is defined in terms of which all the elements of the set, or the differences between all pairs of members, are less than some value, or else all its members lie within some other well-defined set
  • surrounded — to enclose on all sides; encompass: She was surrounded by reporters.

Antonyms for fenced

verb fenced

  • attacked — to set upon in a forceful, violent, hostile, or aggressive way, with or without a weapon; begin fighting with: He attacked him with his bare hands.
  • freed — enjoying personal rights or liberty, as a person who is not in slavery: a land of free people.
  • harmed — physical injury or mental damage; hurt: to do him bodily harm.
  • hurt — to cause bodily injury to; injure: He was badly hurt in the accident.
  • injured — to do or cause harm of any kind to; damage; hurt; impair: to injure one's hand.

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