Associations to the word «Fend»


FEND, noun. (UK dialectal) An enemy; fiend; the Devil.
FEND, verb. (intransitive) To take care of oneself, to take responsibility for oneself.
FEND, verb. (rare) (except as "fend for oneself") To defend, to take care of (typically construed with for); to block or push away (typically construed with off).
FEND AND PROVE, verb. (idiomatic) To engage in argument.
FEND AWAY, verb. (idiomatic) To turn something away; to ward off.
FEND FOR ONESELF, verb. To take care of oneself without help.
FEND OFF, verb. To ward off; to drive (something) away; to turn away; to defend against; to repel with force or effort.
FEND OFF, verb. (nautical) To prevent (a vessel) from running against anything with too much violence.

Dictionary definition

FEND, verb. Try to manage without help; "The youngsters had to fend for themselves after their parents died".
FEND, verb. Withstand the force of something; "The trees resisted her"; "stand the test of time"; "The mountain climbers had to fend against the ice and snow".

Wise words

The chief difference between words and deeds is that words are always intended for men for their approbation, but deeds can be done only for God.
Leo Tolstoy