Part of speech:
A person that absorbs. [First attested in the mid 19th century.]
A device that protects; a guard.
To protect (a goal, etc.) against scoring by an opponent
The act or power of defending, or guarding against attack, harm, or danger
To keep from being observed or discovered; hide.
To keep from being curtailed or exposed to risk:
To shelter, keep, or store in a house or other structure:
A device for absorbing some of the shock of a collision; specif., either of two bars for this purpose, at the front and rear of a motor vehicle
The process of keeping (something or someone) safe.
Something that covers or protects; protection, or place affording protection, as from the elements or danger
A large shield for protecting the entire body, used in the 14th through 16th cent.
The act or duty of guarding; careful watch; wariness; defense; protection
The act or a means of defending
A decorative and/or protective plate or bezel to fill the gap between a switch, pipe, valve, control knob, etc., and the surface from which it protrudes.
In ancient Greece and Rome, any statue of the Greek goddess Pallas Athena; specif., the legendary statue in Troy on the preservation of which the safety of the city was supposed to depend
The focus of an investigation, as in grand jury target; in corporate law, the focus of a takeover bid.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
A turtle, esp. one that lives on land, as any of a worldwide family (Testudinidae)
To equip something with armor or a protective coating or hardening.
To show a badge to.
To protect by shielding; defend
To conceal; hide
To attempt to manage without assistance:
To live or exist
To prevent the disclosure or recognition of; conceal:
To anticipate (a need, objection, etc.)
To drive off, or offer an opposing force to, something
To protect, guard, or shield:
To shade is to protect from light or heat.
A set of electron orbitals that have nearly the same energy. Electrons in outer shells have greater energy than those in shells closer to the nucleus. Elements in the Periodic Table range from the lightest elements with electrons normally occupying one shell (hydrogen and helium) to the heaviest, with electrons in seven shells (radium and uranium, for instance).
Danger is defined as a possibility that something harmful or unpleasant will happen, or a person or thing that causes harm.
Appearance in public or in the mass media:
To allow to be seen; disclose; reveal; exhibit; display
To become open
To remove the cover of an object
A preserving or being preserved
Protection or defense against attack, interference, espionage, etc.
(Archaic) The act of guarding or protecting; guardianship.
To keep from harm, damage, danger, evil, etc.; protect; save
To protect or ensure the privacy or secrecy of (a telephone line, for example).
(Zoology) A hard bony or chitinous outer covering, such as the fused dorsal plates of a turtle or the portion of the exoskeleton covering the head and thorax of a crustacean.
To accept, as with a belief.
(Computer Science) A device or an area of a computer that temporarily stores data that is being transferred between two machines that process data at different rates, such as a computer and a printer.
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