(noun, verb)


1. (Britain dialectal) An enemy; fiend; the Devil.


1. try to manage without help

- The youngsters had to fend for themselves after their parents died

Definition categories: social, contend, cope, deal, grapple, manage

2. withstand the force of something

- The mountain climbers had to fend against the ice and snow

Similar word(s): resist, stand

Definition categories: competition, defend, fight, oppose