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Definition 1: the activity of protecting someone or something - [noun denoting act]

Samples where protection or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the witnesses demanded police protection

(protection is a kind of ...) any specific behavior

"they avoided all recreational activity"

(... is a kind of protection ) the act of treating something to make it repel water

(... is a kind of protection ) the act of making a piece of equipment rugged (strengthening to resist wear or abuse)

(... is a kind of protection ) attention and management implying responsibility for safety

"he is in the care of a bodyguard"

(... is a kind of protection ) the act of making immune (especially by inoculation)

(... is a kind of protection ) the act of protecting something by covering it

(... is a kind of protection ) the act of accompanying someone or something in order to protect them

(... is a kind of protection ) the act of locking something up to protect it

(... is a kind of protection ) the act of protecting something by surrounding it with material that reduces or prevents the transmission of sound or heat or electricity

(... is a kind of protection ) the act of defending yourself

(... is a kind of protection ) the activity of going around or through an area at regular intervals for security purposes

(... is a kind of protection ) the act of protecting against disease by introducing a vaccine into the body to induce immunity

"doctors examined the recruits but nurses did the inoculating"

(... is a kind of protection ) protection from harm

"sanitation is the best defense against disease"

(... is a kind of protection ) the act of defending someone or something against attack or injury

"a good boxer needs a good defense" "defense against hurricanes is an urgent problem"

(... is a kind of protection ) excessive protection

(... is a kind of protection ) the activity of protecting something from loss or danger

(... is a kind of protection ) the act of shielding from harm

(... is a kind of protection ) the use of military aircraft to provide protection against attack by enemy aircraft during ground or naval operations

(... is a kind of protection ) activities organized by civilians for their own protection in time of war or disaster

Definition 2: payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence - [noun denoting act]

Samples where protection or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • every store in the neighborhood had to pay him protection

Synonyms for protection in the sense of this definition

(protection is a kind of ...) the felonious act of extorting money (as by threats of violence)

Definition 3: kindly endorsement and guidance - [noun denoting act]

Samples where protection or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the tournament was held under the auspices of the city council

Synonyms for protection in the sense of this definition

(protection is a kind of ...) the act of endorsing

"a star athlete can make a lot of money from endorsements"

Definition 4: the imposition of duties or quotas on imports in order to protect domestic industry against foreign competition - [noun denoting act]

Samples where protection or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he made trade protection a plank in the party platform

Synonyms for protection in the sense of this definition

(protection is a kind of ...) the act of imposing something (as a tax or an embargo)

Definition 5: a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where protection or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they had no protection from the fallout
  • wax provided protection for the floors

Synonyms for protection in the sense of this definition

(protection is a kind of ...) an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)

(... is a kind of protection ) protective covering made of metal and used in combat

(... is a kind of protection ) a protective covering that protects an inside surface

(... is a kind of protection ) a protective covering worn over the face

(... is a kind of protection ) a protective covering of rotting vegetable matter spread to reduce evaporation and soil erosion

(... is a kind of protection ) a protective covering that covers or forms the top of a building

(... is a kind of protection ) protective covering on top of a motor vehicle

(... is a kind of protection ) a protective covering consisting of netting; can be mounted in a frame

"they put screens in the windows for protection against insects" "a metal screen protected the observers"

(... is a kind of protection ) protective covering that protects something from direct sunlight

"they used umbrellas as shades" "as the sun moved he readjusted the shade"

(... is a kind of protection ) a protective covering (as for a knife or sword)

(... is a kind of protection ) protective covering consisting, for example, of a layer of boards applied to the studs and joists of a building to strengthen it and serve as a foundation for a weatherproof exterior

(... is a kind of protection ) protective covering that provides protection from the weather

(... is a kind of protection ) a protective covering or structure

(... is a kind of protection ) protective covering consisting of a panel to protect people from the splashing water or mud etc.

(... is a kind of protection ) a protective covering over or beside a wheel to protect the upper part of a vehicle from splashes of mud

(... is a kind of protection ) a movable protective covering that provided protection from above; used by Roman troops when approaching the walls of a besieged fortification

(... is a kind of protection ) protective covering for an injured thumb

(... is a kind of protection ) a protective leather or steel cover for the toe of a boot or shoe, reinforcing or decorating it

(... is a kind of protection ) a protective ornamental covering for a lamp, used to screen a light bulb from direct view

(... is a kind of protection ) a protective cover designed to contain or support a mechanical component

(... is a kind of protection ) protective covering consisting of a metal part that covers the engine

"there are powerful engines under the hoods of new cars" "the mechanic removed the cowling in order to repair the plane's engine"

(... is a kind of protection ) a bell-shaped glass cover used to protect and display delicate objects or to cover scientific apparatus or to contain gases

(... is a kind of protection ) holds loose papers or magazines

(... is a kind of protection ) the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book

"the book had a leather binding"

(... is a kind of protection ) a protective covering that keeps things out or hinders sight

"they had just moved in and had not put up blinds yet"

(... is a kind of protection ) a protective covering for the wrist or arm that is used in archery and fencing and other sports

(... is a kind of protection ) something serving as a cover or protection

(... is a kind of protection ) a low transparent cover put over young plants to protect them from cold

(... is a kind of protection ) a covering (plate or mat) that protects the surface of a table (i.e., from the condensation on a cold glass or bottle)

(... is a kind of protection ) protective covering consisting of a wooden frame with a glass top in which small plants are protected from the cold

(... is a kind of protection ) a protective cover that protects the face of a watch

(... is a kind of protection ) a removable plastic protective covering for a piece of equipment

(... is a kind of protection ) a protective covering for the front of a machine or device (as a door lock or computer component)

(... is a kind of protection ) a protective covering that protects the outside of a building

(... is a kind of protection ) the hinged protective covering that protects the keyboard of a piano when it is not being played

(... is a kind of protection ) a flat protective covering (on a door or wall etc) to prevent soiling by dirty fingers

(... is a kind of protection ) a protective covering that protects a spacecraft from overheating on reentry

(... is a kind of protection ) protective covering consisting of a broad plank along a gunwale to keep water from splashing over the side

Definition 6: defense against financial failure; financial independence - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where protection or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his pension gave him security in his old age
  • insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness

Synonyms for protection in the sense of this definition

(protection is a kind of ...) anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company

(... is a kind of protection ) financial security

(... is a kind of protection ) any technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial risk; for example, taking two positions that will offset each other if prices change

(... is a kind of protection ) promise of reimbursement in the case of loss; paid to people or companies so concerned about hazards that they have made prepayments to an insurance company

Definition 7: the condition of being protected - [noun denoting state]

Samples where protection or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they were huddled together for protection
  • he enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home

Synonyms for protection in the sense of this definition

(protection is a kind of ...) the state of being free from danger or injury

"we support the armed services in the name of national security"

(... is a kind of protection ) protection against future loss

(... is a kind of protection ) protection against harmful effects of radiation

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