Defense vs. Fence

Defense vs. Fence — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Defense and Fence

Defensenoun

The act of defending against attack, danger, or injury.

Fencenoun

A structure serving as an enclosure, a barrier, or a boundary, usually made of posts or stakes joined together by boards, wire, or rails.

Defensenoun

A means or method of defending or protecting.

Fencenoun

An adjustable guide with a flat edge used on a table saw and positioned parallel to the plane of the cutting attachment in order to keep the board properly positioned for the cut to be made at the correct distance from the board's edge.

Defensenoun

(Sports) The act or an instance of defending a championship against a challenger

will box in his third defense of his title.

Fencenoun

One who receives and sells stolen goods.

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Defensenoun

An argument in support or justification of something.

Fencenoun

A place where stolen goods are received and sold.

Defensenoun

The act of defending a case.

Fencenoun

(Archaic) A means of defense; a protection.

Defensenoun

A fact or law that provides a full or partial exoneration of the defendant against the charges or claims made in a lawsuit or prosecution.

Fenceverb

To surround or enclose with a fence or other barrier.

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Defensenoun

The defendant and the defendant's legal counsel.

Fenceverb

To separate or keep out by means of a fence or other barrier

fenced off one field from another.fenced out the deer from the garden.

Defensenoun

The science or art of defending oneself; self-defense.

Fenceverb

To sell (stolen goods) to a fence.

Defensenoun

The means or tactics used in trying to stop the opposition from scoring.

Fenceverb

To ward off; keep away.

Defensenoun

The team or those players on the team attempting to stop the opposition from scoring.

Fenceverb

To defend.

Defensenoun

Defending ability or potential.

Fenceverb

To practice the art or sport of fencing.

Defensenoun

The provision of personnel and resources for military purposes

proposed spending more on defense.

Fenceverb

To avoid giving direct answers; hedge.

Defenseverb

To attempt to stop (the opposition) from scoring.

Fenceverb

To act as a conduit for stolen goods.

Defenseverb

To play defense against (an opponent or play).

Fencenoun

A thin artificial barrier that separates two pieces of land or a house perimeter.

Defensenoun

The action of defending or protecting from attack, danger, or injury.

Fencenoun

Someone who hides or buys and sells stolen goods, a criminal middleman for transactions of stolen goods.

Defensenoun

Anything employed to oppose attack(s).

Fencenoun

The place whence such a middleman operates.

Defensenoun

A strategy and tactics employed to prevent the other team from scoring; contrasted with offense.

Fencenoun

Skill in oral debate.

Defensenoun

The portion of a team dedicated to preventing the other team from scoring; contrasted with offense.

Fencenoun

The art or practice of fencing.

Defensenoun

An argument in support or justification of something.

Fencenoun

A guard or guide on machinery.

Defensenoun

Government policy or (infra)structure related to the military.

Department of Defense

Fencenoun

(figuratively) A barrier, for example an emotional barrier.

Defensenoun

(obsolete) A prohibition; a prohibitory ordinance.

Fencenoun

A memory barrier.

Defensenoun

(sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring;

his teams are always good on defense

Fenceverb

(transitive) To enclose, contain or separate by building fence.

Defensenoun

military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies;

they died in the defense of Stalingradthey were developed for the defense program

Fenceverb

(transitive) To defend or guard.

Defensenoun

the defendant and his legal advisors collectively;

the defense called for a mistrial

Fenceverb

(transitive) To engage in the selling or buying of stolen goods.

Defensenoun

protection from harm;

sanitation is the best defense against disease

Fenceverb

To engage in the sport of fencing.

Defensenoun

a structure used for defense;

the artillery battered down the defenses

Fenceverb

To jump over a fence.

Defensenoun

the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions;

his refutation of the charges was short and persuasivein defense he said the other man started it

Fencenoun

a barrier that serves to enclose an area

Defensenoun

the justification for some act or belief;

he offered a persuasive defense of the theory

Fencenoun

a dealer in stolen property

Defensenoun

a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him;

he gave evidence for the defense

Fenceverb

enclose with a fence;

we fenced in our yard

Defensenoun

an organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack;

he joined the defense against invasion

Fenceverb

receive stolen goods

Defensenoun

the federal department responsible for safeguarding national security of the UnitedStates; created in 1947

Fenceverb

fight with fencing swords

Defensenoun

(psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires

Fenceverb

surround with a wall in order to fortify

Fenceverb

have an argument about something