Definition of fend:
get along, remain firm, defy, repel, allow, beat off, tolerate, digest, hold out, make out, resist, preserve, stand firm, dissent, do, shift, endure, manage, thrive, strike, stand up, repulse, brook, get by, place upright, jib, refuse, fare, withstand, bear, stand, ward off, attack, parry, keep off, stick out, suffer, stomach, abide, reject, balk, protest, repel, muddle through, baulk, put up.
- "Capt'n Davy's Honeymoon 1893", Hall Caine.
The old lady with her hand raised to fend off the morning sun that came flickering through the branches on her wrinkled forehead, and her light gray eyes peering on him, had no notion of the awful power of her gaze upon that " impudent young man."- "The Tenants of Malory Volume 1 of 3", Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu.
This, and the way she made his toast- very crisp- and aired his linen- very dry, were practically the only things she could do for a man naturally inclined to independence, and accustomed from his manner of life to fend for himself.- "The Patrician", John Galsworthy.