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Meaning of fend

fend

Pronunciation: (fend), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to ward off (often fol. by off): to fend off blows.
  2. to defend.
—v.i.
  1. to resist or make defense: to fend against poverty.
  2. to parry; fence.
  3. to shift; provide: to fend for oneself.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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