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King James Dictionary
FEND, The root of defend and offend. The primary sense is to fall on, or to strike, to repel.
To keep off to prevent from entering to ward off to shut out.
With fern beneath to fend the bitter cold.
It is usually followed by off as, to fend off blows.
To fend off a boat or vessel, is to prevent its running against another, or against a wharf, &c., with too much violence.
FEND, To act in opposition to resist to parry to shift off.
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Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at av1611.com.
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.
Entry for 'Fend'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/kjd/f/fend.html.