Hend vs Fend - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between hend and fend
is that hend
is (obsolete) to take hold of; to grasp, hold while fend
is to take care of oneself, to take responsibility for oneself.
As a noun fend is
an enemy; fiend; the devil.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(obsolete) To take hold of; to grasp, hold.
* 1885', Presently the cloud opened and behold, within it was that Jinni '''hending in hand a drawn sword, while his eyes were shooting fire sparks of rage. — Sir Richard Burton, ''The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night , vol. 1
From (etyl), from (etyl) . More at (l).
An enemy; fiend; the Devil.
To take care of oneself, to take responsibility for oneself.
* 1990 , Messrs Howley and Murphy, quoted in U.S. House Subcommittee on Labor Standards, Oversight hearing on the Federal Service Contract Act , U.S. Government Printing Office, page 40,
- Mr. Howley. They are telling him how much they will increase the reimbursement for the total labor cost. The contractor is left to fend as he can.
* 2003 , Scott Turow Reversible Errors ,
- Chairman Murphy. Obviously, he can’t fend for any more than the money he has coming in.
); to block or push away ((non-gloss definition)).
- The planet was full of creatures in need, who could not really fend , and the law was at its best when it ensured that they were treated with dignity.
* 1999 , Kuan-chung Lo, Guanzhong Luo, Luo Guanzhong, Moss Roberts, Three Kingdoms: A Historical Novel , page 39
- With fern beneath to fend the bitter cold.
* 2002 , Jude Deveraux, A Knight in Shining Armor ,
- He fends , he blocks, too skillful to be downed.
- “ My age is lot like yours. Lone women do not fare well. If I were not there to fend for you, you—”
* fend and prove
* fend away
* fend for oneself
* fend off