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Fend is sometimes a misspelling of friend.
Definition of the noun fend
What does fend mean as a name of something?
- [context: UK dialectal] An enemy; fiend; the Devil.
Definition of the verb fend
What does fend mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: fended | fending | fends
- try to manage without help
- example: The youngsters had to fend for themselves after their parents died
- lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
- more generic terms: contend / cope / deal / get by / grapple / make do / make out / manage = succeed in doing, achieving, or producing (something) with the limited or inadequate means available
- withstand the force of something
Alternative definition of the verb fend
- [intransitive] To take care of or responsibility for oneself.
- [archaic, except as "fend for oneself"] To defend, to take care of; typically construed with [term, for].
Phrases with fend
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Rethinking Criminal Law (2000)
by George P. Fletcher
fend is the extreme closest to consummation. This test is expressed in English jurisprudence as the threshold of the “last step" or the “last proximate step” toward commission of the offense. The actor must take all steps connected with the ...
by Guy Doumeingts, J. Browne
FEND is a federation of members, including European Companies and Universities, building a network of excellence in Enterprise Knowledge Development defined as the communication, integration, adaptation and use of organisational ...
Being a Guide to Würtemberg, Bavaria, Austria, Tyrol, Salzburg, Styria &c., the Austrian and Bavarian Alps, and the Danube from Ulm to the Black Sea by John Murray
" Fend is a miserable assemblage of 5 or 6 huts, 6000 ft. above the sea, in the near neighbourhood of the glaciers.
by Bill Griffiths
An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language: Illustrating the Words in Their Different Significations, by Examples from Ancient and Modern Writers; Shewing Their Affinity to Those of Other Languages, and Especially the Northern; Explaining Many Terms, Which, Though Now Obsolete in England, Were Formerly Common to Both Countries; and Elucidating National Rites, Customs, and Institutions, in Their Analogy to Those of Other Nations: to which is Prefixed, a Dissertation on the Origin of the Scottish Language (1808)
by John Jamieson
FEND, a. 2. To FEND, v. a. To tempt. Our lordis, for thair mycht; Will allgate fecht agane the rycht. Bot quha sa werrayis wrangwysly, Thai fend God all to gretumly: And thaim may happyn to mysfall. Barbour, xii. 864. MS. Ofl'end occurs in edit.
A Description of Tools, Instruments, Machines, Processes, and Engineering; History of Inventions; General Technological Vocabulary; and Digest of Mechanical Appliances in Science and the Arts by Edward Henry Knight
Fend'er. A contrivance to fend off an object ...
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Quotes about fend
There may or may not be a God or gods; the Siblings do not concern themselves with proving or disproving such a thing. By definition, gods are more powerful than men, and thus quite able to fend for themselves without help. (Steve Perry)
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Scrabble value of F4E1N1D2
The value of this 4-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.Couldn't select: Got error 28 from storage engine