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Fense vs. Fence: What's the Difference?

Edited by Huma Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Published on December 23, 2023
"Fense" is an incorrect spelling; the correct spelling is "fence." A fence is a structure serving as a barrier, boundary, or enclosure.

Which is correct: Fense or Fence

How to spell Fence?

Fense is Incorrect

Fence is Correct

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Key Differences

"Fence" has a 'c', recalling its function to encircle or enclose an area, unlike "fense."
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Dec 23, 2023
Connect "fence" with "defence" and "offence," all containing 'fence' and related to protection or boundary.
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Visualize a fence as a 'c'-shaped enclosure to remember the 'c' in "fence."
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Dec 23, 2023
Associate "fence" with "pence," noting both words share the 'ence' ending.
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Dec 23, 2023
Remember that "fence" sounds like 'fens,' and the 'c' is silent, distinguishing it from the incorrect "fense."
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Dec 23, 2023
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Fense and Fence Definitions

Fense

Fense is an incorrect spelling of fence.
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Fence

In criminal jargon, a fence is someone who buys and sells stolen goods.
The thief sold the stolen jewelry to a fence.
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Fence

In construction, a fence is a barrier intended to prevent access or provide containment.
The construction site was surrounded by a temporary fence.
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Dec 08, 2023

Fence

In sports, fence refers to the practice of fencing, a form of swordsmanship.
She won a medal in the fencing competition.
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Fence

A fence is a barrier or structure that encloses an area, often for security or privacy.
They built a wooden fence around their garden.
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Dec 08, 2023

Fence

Informally, to fence can mean to engage in clever argument or negotiation.
They fenced over the terms of the contract.
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Fence

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

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.
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Fence

One who receives and sells stolen goods.
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Fence

A place where stolen goods are received and sold.
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Fence

(Archaic) A means of defense; a protection.
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Fence

To surround or enclose with a fence or other barrier.
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Fence

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.
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Fence

To sell (stolen goods) to a fence.
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Fence

To ward off; keep away.
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Fence

To defend.
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Fence

To practice the art or sport of fencing.
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Fence

To avoid giving direct answers; hedge.
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Fence

To act as a conduit for stolen goods.
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Fence

A thin artificial barrier that separates two pieces of land or forms a perimeter enclosing the lands of a house, building, etc.
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Fence

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

(by extension) The place whence such a middleman operates.
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Fence

Skill in oral debate.
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Fence

The art or practice of fencing.
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Fence

A guard or guide on machinery.
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Fence

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

A memory barrier.
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Fence

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

(transitive) To defend or guard.
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Fence

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

To engage in the sport of fencing.
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Fence

To jump over a fence.
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Fence

(intransitive) To conceal the truth by giving equivocal answers; to hedge; to be evasive.
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Fence

That which fends off attack or danger; a defense; a protection; a cover; security; shield.
Let us be backed with God and with the seas,Which he hath given for fence impregnable.
A fence betwixt us and the victor's wrath.
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Fence

An inclosure about a field or other space, or about any object; especially, an inclosing structure of wood, iron, or other material, intended to prevent intrusion from without or straying from within.
Leaps o'er the fence with ease into the fold.
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Fence

A projection on the bolt, which passes through the tumbler gates in locking and unlocking.
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Fence

Self-defense by the use of the sword; the art and practice of fencing and sword play; hence, skill in debate and repartee. See Fencing.
Enjoy your dear wit, and gay rhetoric,That hath so well been taught her dazzing fence.
Of dauntless courage and consummate skill in fence.
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Fence

A receiver of stolen goods, or a place where they are received.
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Fence

To fend off danger from; to give security to; to protect; to guard.
To fence my ear against thy sorceries.
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Fence

To inclose with a fence or other protection; to secure by an inclosure.
O thou wall! . . . dive in the earth,And fence not Athens.
A sheepcote fenced about with olive trees.
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Fence

To make a defense; to guard one's self of anything, as against an attack; to give protection or security, as by a fence.
Vice is the more stubborn as well as the more dangerous evil, and therefore, in the first place, to be fenced against.
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Fence

To practice the art of attack and defense with the sword or with the foil, esp. with the smallsword, using the point only.
He will fence with his own shadow.
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Fence

Hence, to fight or dispute in the manner of fencers, that is, by thrusting, guarding, parrying, etc.
They fence and push, and, pushing, loudly roar;Their dewlaps and their sides are bat ed in gore.
As when a billow, blown against,Falls back, the voice with which I fencedA little ceased, but recommenced.
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Fence

A barrier that serves to enclose an area
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Fence

A dealer in stolen property
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Fence

Enclose with a fence;
We fenced in our yard
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Fence

Receive stolen goods
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Fence

Fight with fencing swords
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Fence

Surround with a wall in order to fortify
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Fence

Have an argument about something
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FAQs

What is the pronunciation of fence?

Fence is pronounced as /fɛns/.
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Dec 23, 2023

Which vowel is used before fence?

The vowel "e" is used at the beginning of "fence."
Harlon Moss
Dec 23, 2023

What is the verb form of fence?

The verb form of "fence" is also "fence," used in contexts like fencing a property or engaging in the sport of fencing.
Huma Saeed
Dec 23, 2023

Which conjunction is used with fence?

There isn't a specific conjunction commonly used with "fence."
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Dec 23, 2023

What is the root word of fence?

The root word of "fence" comes from the Middle English "fens," derived from the Latin "defensa" (a defence).
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Dec 23, 2023

What is the plural form of fence?

The plural form is "fences."
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Why is it called fence?

It's called a fence because it originates from the Middle English "fens," a short form of "defence," referring to protection or boundary.
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Which preposition is used with fence?

Common prepositions used with "fence" are "around," "along," and "behind."
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Is fence a negative or positive word?

"Fence" is neutral; its connotation depends on context.
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Which article is used with fence?

Both "a" and "the" can be used with "fence," depending on the context.
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Is fence a vowel or consonant?

"Fence" is a word, not a vowel or consonant. It starts with the consonant "f."
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Is fence a countable noun?

Yes, "fence" is a countable noun.
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Dec 23, 2023

Is the word fence is imperative?

"Fence" can be used in the imperative form as a command, especially in the context of fencing or enclosing.
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Dec 23, 2023

What is a stressed syllable in fence?

Since "fence" is a single syllable word, the entire word is stressed.
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Dec 23, 2023

What part of speech is fence?

"Fence" is primarily a noun, but can also function as a verb.
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Dec 23, 2023

What is another term for fence?

Another term for "fence" could be "barrier" or "enclosure."
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Which determiner is used with fence?

Determiners like "the," "a," "this," or "that" can be used with "fence."
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What is the first form of fence?

The first form (base form) is "fence."
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What is the second form of fence?

The second form is also "fence," as used in past tense.
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How is fence used in a sentence?

Example: "They decided to fence their backyard for added privacy."
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Dec 23, 2023

What is the singular form of fence?

The singular form is "fence."
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Is fence a noun or adjective?

"Fence" is primarily a noun, but can also be used as a verb.
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How many syllables are in fence?

There is one syllable in "fence."
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Dec 23, 2023

How do we divide fence into syllables?

"Fence" is a single-syllable word and is not divided.
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What is the opposite of fence?

The opposite of "fence" could be "opening" or "gap."
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Is fence an adverb?

No, "fence" is not an adverb.
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Dec 23, 2023

Is fence an abstract noun?

No, "fence" is a concrete noun as it refers to a physical structure.
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Dec 23, 2023

Is fence a collective noun?

No, "fence" is not typically used as a collective noun.
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Dec 23, 2023

Is the fence term a metaphor?

"Fence" can be used metaphorically in some contexts.
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What is the third form of fence?

The third form for the verb "fence" is also "fence," as in past participle.
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Dec 23, 2023
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