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Definition 1: hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for shield in the sense of this definition

(shield is a kind of ...) large bony or horny plate as on an armadillo or turtle or the underside of a snake

(... is a kind of shield ) the outer body wall of an insect

(... is part of shield) any of various aquatic and land reptiles having a bony shell and flipper-like limbs for swimming

(... is part of shield) invertebrate having jointed limbs and a segmented body with an exoskeleton made of chitin

(... is part of shield) invertebrate having a soft unsegmented body usually enclosed in a shell

(shield is made of the substance ...) the material that forms the hard outer covering of many animals

Definition 2: armor carried on the arm to intercept blows - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for shield in the sense of this definition

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

(... is a kind of shield ) a shield; especially one displaying a coat of arms

(... is a kind of shield ) (Middle Ages) a large heavy oblong shield protecting the whole body; originally carried but sometimes set up in permanent position

Definition 3: a protective covering or structure - [noun denoting artifact]

(shield is a kind of ...) a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury

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

(... is a kind of shield ) a rubber or plastic shield to protect the nipples of nursing women

(... is a kind of shield ) a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)

(... is a kind of shield ) a shield of lead or concrete intended as a barrier to radiation emitted in nuclear decay

(... is a kind of shield ) shield consisting of an arrangement of metal mesh or plates designed to protect electronic equipment from ambient electromagnetic interference

Definition 4: protect, hide, or conceal from danger or harm - [verb of competition]

Synonyms for shield in the sense of this definition

(shield is a kind of ...) shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage

"Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain"

Definition 5: hold back a thought or feeling about - [verb of perception]

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

  • She is harboring a grudge against him

Synonyms for shield in the sense of this definition

(shield is a kind of ...) prevent from being seen or discovered

"hide the money"

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