1 fence /ˈfɛns/ noun
plural fences
1 fence
plural fences
Learner's definition of FENCE
: a structure like a wall built outdoors usually of wood or metal that separates two areas or prevents people or animals from entering or leaving see picture at house; see also chain-link fence
informal : a person who buys stolen property from thieves and sells it

mend fences

see 1mend

on the fence

: unable to decide about something

the grass is always greener on the other side (of the fence)

see 1grass

— fenceless

2 fence /ˈfɛns/ verb
fences; fenced; fencing
2 fence
fences; fenced; fencing
Learner's definition of FENCE
[+ object]
: to put a fence around (a place or area)
: to keep (something or someone) in or out with a fence
[no object] : to fight with swords : to practice the art or sport of fencing sometimes used figuratively
[+ object] informal : to sell (stolen property) to someone who buys and sells stolen property as an illegal business : to sell (stolen property) to a fence

— fencer

noun, plural fencers [count]