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shield

shield

 
pronunciation:
shild
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a piece of armor worn or carried on the arm to protect against blows from weapons.
 
definition 2: something shaped like this piece of armor.
definition 3: something that gives protection.
The farmer planted trees as a shield against the wind.
synonyms:
cover, guard, screen, shell
similar words:
defense, protection, safeguard, security
definition 4: a person who gives protection.
The mother was a shield between her child and the barking dog.
synonyms:
defender, guardian
similar words:
guard, protection, safeguard, screen, security
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: shielded, shielding, shields
definition: to protect.
The man shielded his eyes from the sunlight.
synonyms:
protect
antonyms:
expose
similar words:
defend, guard, safeguard, screen, secure, shelter
derivations: shieldless (adj.), shieldlike (adj.), shielder (n.)