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fence 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
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fences, plural;
  1. Surround or protect with a fence
    • - our garden was not fully fenced
  2. Enclose or separate with a fence for protection or to prevent escape
    • - everything is fenced in to keep out the wolves
  3. Use a barrier to exclude someone or something
    • - Idaho law requires people to fence out cows
  4. Deal in (stolen goods)
    • - after stealing your ring, he didn't even know how to fence it
  5. Fight with swords, esp. as a sport

  6. Conduct a discussion or argument in such a way as to avoid the direct mention of something
    • - we were fencing, not talking about the subject we'd come to talk about
Noun
  1. A barrier, railing, or other upright structure, typically of wood or wire, enclosing an area of ground to mark a boundary, control access, or prevent escape

  2. A large upright obstacle used in equestrian jumping events

  3. A guard or guide on a plane, saw, or other tool

  4. A person who deals in stolen goods


  1. a barrier that serves to enclose an area
  2. enclose with a fence; "we fenced in our yard"
  3. receive stolen goods
  4. a dealer in stolen property
  5. fight with fencing swords
  6. wall: surround with a wall in order to fortify
  7. A fence is a freestanding structure designed to restrict or prevent movement across a boundary. It is generally distinguished from a wall by the lightness of its construction: a wall is usually restricted to such barriers made from solid brick or concrete, blocking vision as well as passage ( ...
  8. A fence is an individual who knowingly buys stolen property for later resale in a (usually) legitimate market. As a verb, the word describes the behavior of the thief in the transaction: The burglar fenced the radio. This sense of the term came from thieves' slang, first attested c. ...
  9. In finance a fence is an investment strategy that uses options to limit the range of possible returns on an financial instrument.
  10. Fence is a print and online literary publication containing both original work and critical and journalistic coverage of what may be largely termed "experimental" or "avant garde" material. ...
  11. In mathematics, a fence, also called a zigzag poset, is a partially ordered set in which the order relations form a path with alternating orientations: or A fence may be finite, or it may be formed by an infinite alternating sequence extending in both directions.
  12. A fence is a straight edge that is placed parallel to the direction of the cut saw blade. It is rigidly connected to the saw or table. The distance between the surface of the fence and the closest edge of the saw blade dictates the specified width of the cut. ...
  13. A thin, human-constructed barrier which separates two pieces of land or a house perimeter; A middleman for transactions of stolen goods; The place whence such a middleman operates; Skill in oral debate; The art or practice of fencing; A guard or guide on machinery; A barrier, for example an ...
  14. (Fences) Decorative perimeter structures built to give a horse something to chew on, scratch against and jump over (see inbreeding).
  15. (Fences) Building, restoring, Cedar, posts, pipe systems, etc.
  16. (Fences) Enclosures composed of any substance that will present an adequate blockade around a field, yard, or other such expanse of land for the purpose of prohibiting intrusions from outside.
  17. (Fences) In colonial times, most fences were of wooden rails (cut from smaller longleaf pine trees) and were used to keep animals out of agricultural fields and occasionally in a pen or corral.
  18. (Fences) May be symbols of personal separation in a negative sense, or protection in a positive one. These meanings are often derived from specifically who the fence is separating us from. ...
  19. (Fences) Raised plates on the first few rays of the pectoral fins of males of some species of Sucker-bodied Hillstream Loach. They may appear like a row of louvres.
  20. (Fences) that are NOT used to define out of bounds margins.
  21. [DSMC] Fences, or resource levels, established for a particular program provide a way by which OSD or the Service headquarters can exert functional influence. Fences may just as appropriately be called ceilings and floors, used to protect resources.
  22. (Fencing) Acrylic rails secured to the front of the shelf to contain product on the shelf
  23. (Fencing) Arranged in collaboration with Upsala Fäktning, a private fencing club. Fencing master as of 2005 is Igor Tsikinjov, captain of the Swedish Fencing Federation
  24. (Fencing) Men compete in individual and team events in épée, foil and sabre, while women compete solely in épée. Athletes compete in wheelchairs fixed to the floor.
  25. (Fencing) Penn State is a fencing powerhouse, winning a record 12 national championships in the sport since the NCAA began awarding titles in combined men's and women's fencing in 1990. ...