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Definitions of shield

  1. To protect with, or as with, a sheltering screen; defend. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To protect; defend. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. hold a thought or feeling of Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. To cover, as with a shield; to protect. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. To cover as with a shield; to protect; toward off; to defend. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6. a protective covering or structure Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. hold back a thought or feeling about; "She is harboring a grudge against him" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. Anything which protects or defends; defense; shelter; protection. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Figuratively, one who protects or defends. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. In lichens, a Hardened cup or disk surrounded by a rim and containing the fructification, or asci. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. The escutcheon or field on which are placed the bearings in coats of arms. Cf. Lozenge. See Illust. of Escutcheon. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A framework used to protect workmen in making an adit under ground, and capable of being pushed along as excavation progresses. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. A spot resembling, or having the form of, a shield. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A coin, the old French crown, or ecu, having on one side the figure of a shield. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To cover with, or as with, a shield; to cover from danger; to defend; to protect from assault or injury. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To ward off; to keep off or out. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To avert, as a misfortune; hence, as a supplicatory exclamation, forbid! Webster Dictionary DB
  18. A broad piece of defensive armor, carried on the arm, - formerly in general use in war, for the protection of the body. See Buckler. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. A broad plate worn for defence on the left arm: defence: a person who protects: an escutcheon. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. Piece of defensive armor borne on the left arm; defence; escutcheon. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. A broad piece of defensive armor, eommonly carried on the left arm; a defense or defender; shelter. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. A broad piece of defensive armour; a buckler; defence; protection; the escutcheon or field of a coat-of-arms. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. In former times, a broad plate borne on the left arm as defensive armour in battle or single contest; defence; shelter; one who defends or protects; in bot., one of the little cups or discs containing the fructification of lichens; in geol., a shell or covering; in her., the escutcheon or field on which are blazoned the bearings in coats of arms. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  24. A protecting structure such as a carapace or lorica. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

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Usage examples for shield

  1. But why should you try to shield him, and throw me down, if this matter comes before a court- martial? – Dave Darrin at Vera Cruz by H. Irving Hancock
  2. We sat with them, tried to make them think that our presence there would act as a shield and a guard- and tried to think so ourselves. – Cleek: the Man of the Forty Faces by Thomas W. Hanshew
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