Meaning of FENCE in English

FENCE

transcription, транскрипция: [ fens ]

( fences, fencing, fenced)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

A fence is a barrier between two areas of land, made of wood or wire supported by posts.

Villagers say the fence would restrict public access to the hills.

N-COUNT

2.

If you fence an area of land, you surround it with a fence.

The first task was to fence the wood to exclude sheep...

Thomas was playing in a little fenced area full of sand.

VERB : V n , V-ed

3.

A fence in show jumping or horse racing is an obstacle or barrier that horses have to jump over.

N-COUNT

4.

If one country tries to mend fences with another, it tries to end a disagreement or quarrel with the other country. You can also say that two countries mend fences .

Washington was last night doing its best to mend fences with the Europeans, saying it understood their concerns...

PHRASE : V inflects , PHR with n , pl-n PHR

5.

If you sit on the fence , you avoid supporting a particular side in a discussion or argument.

They are sitting on the fence and refusing to commit themselves...

PHRASE : V inflects

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