What is another word for fences?

Pronunciation: [fˈɛnsɪz] (IPA)

Fences are barriers that are used to enclose or separate an area. Synonyms for the word "fences" include walls, barricades, partitions, enclosures, barriers, hurdles, screens, and railings. These words depict various types of fences designed for different purposes. Walls are generally erected for privacy and security and can be made of bricks, concrete, or mud. Enclosures are used to contain animals or crops. Screens are used to provide a visual barrier and decorative boundary. Hurdles and railings are commonly used for sports activities and as safety barriers. Overall, synonyms for "fences" depict the various types and functionalities of barriers used to demarcate or separate an area.

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Usage examples for Fences

The snow was blowing past the windows in blinding drifts, and the road in front of the Ballards' home was fast filling to the tops of the fences.
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine
It was the last of Twelfth Street, apparently, and the last of the factories at that end of town, for beyond I caught a glimpse of green cornfields, grey wooden fences, and, still further on, a blue sliver of the lake.
"I Walked in Arden"
Jack Crawford
Under the trees they frequently found drifts composed of household furniture, bridges, fences, out-houses, logs, stumps, and what not, and the desolation which reigned supreme in that dark, damp place was relieved but little by the glare of the torches, which made the men look like pale-faced spirits rowing about in an eternal effort to escape.
"The Mystery of the Locks"
Edgar Watson Howe

Famous quotes with Fences

  • Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at it destination full of hope.
    Maya Angelou
  • Give these Indians little farms, survey them, let them put fences around them, let them have their own horses, cows, sheep, things that they can call their own, and it will do away with tribal Indians.
    George Crook
  • What breadth, what beauty and power of human nature and development there must be in a woman to get over all the palisades, all the fences, within which she is held captive!
    Alexander Herzen
  • A number of people who have supported me on the border fence in the U.S. have observed the fences in Israel and their effectiveness.
    Duncan Hunter
  • Surely there is grandeur in knowing that in the realm of thought, at least, you are without a chain; that you have the right to explore all heights and depth; that there are no walls nor fences, nor prohibited places, nor sacred corners in all the vast expanse of thought.
    Robert Green Ingersoll

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