Definition of unfenced in English:



  • Not provided with fences.

    ‘Most of these related to either the absence of a safety statement, a legal requirement on all farms, or to unfenced or inadequately fenced slurry pits.’
    • ‘As such, I believe the loss of this open, unfenced common land a great shame.’
    • ‘Peterson showed that fences in sand flats have little effect on rates of survivorship, missing clams, and predation on the clam when compared to unfenced open controls.’
    • ‘The wide streets and strips of unfenced lawn between footpaths and houses are well manicured.’
    • ‘Since 1980, I have enjoyed access from the bottom of my garden across an unfenced area of privately owned woodland (via a well-trodden path) to a golf course where I am a member.’
    • ‘Plans were also announced yesterday to place disinfectant mats on strategic routes across North Yorkshire, including unfenced moorland roads in areas where sheep are free to graze.’
    • ‘Campsites are merely unfenced clearings across which animals wander freely; for dedicated adventurers this is a ‘true’ safari.’
    • ‘It is this habit that has made flocks manageable on large unfenced commons and has helped keep sheep evenly distributed across the land, preventing localised overgrazing.’
    • ‘The unfenced roads through the Westwood and the close proximity between cattle and cars would have meant an unacceptable risk of the infection spreading, and we had no choice.’
    • ‘But the lawn, in keeping with American custom, is unfenced.’
    • ‘None of the residents exhibited any hostility towards Duvenage, who continues to farm unfenced land running up to their settlement boundary.’
    • ‘What jungle land remains unfenced is under severe pressure.’
    • ‘Thousands of sheep are grazing yards from unfenced reservoirs supplying half a million Scots with drinking water.’
    • ‘The property was next to an unfenced lake and there was no food except for a tin of pasta that was out of date.’
    • ‘Fabrication shows that Tasmanian pastoral lands at the time were unfenced and that, as the Aboriginal population declined from disease in the 1820s, the quantity of native game rapidly increased.’
    • ‘She said the pond should be fenced in immediately, that warning signs should be erected, and that children's playground equipment should not be placed near unfenced water catchments.’
    • ‘After the zoo started keeping the cranes outdoors in an unfenced area with rockery and a lake, not only did the zoo's cranes become healthier, but many wild birds flew to the zoo.’
    • ‘Mass media is a grazeable prairie of deceptively unfenced pastures.’
    • ‘The border is relatively undefended and unfenced, and in the past people could cross, but they took risks in doing so.’
    • ‘She looked across the unfenced portion of the valley.’
    unenclosed, rolling, sweeping, extensive, wide, wide open, broad, unfenced, exposed, unsheltered



/ˌənˈfenst/ /ˌənˈfɛnst/