the activity of protecting someone or something
"the witnesses demanded police protection"
protective covering, protective cover, protection(noun)
a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury
"they had no protection from the fallout"; "wax provided protection for the floors"
defense against financial failure; financial independence
"his pension gave him security in his old age"; "insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness"
protective covering, surety, auspices, security system, protection, tribute, trade protection, security measures, certificate, aegis, security measure, security, protective cover, security department, shelter
the condition of being protected
"they were huddled together for protection"; "he enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home"
auspices, protection, aegis(noun)
kindly endorsement and guidance
"the tournament was held under the auspices of the city council"
protection, trade protection(noun)
the imposition of duties or quotas on imports in order to protect domestic industry against foreign competition
"he made trade protection a plank in the party platform"
payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence
"every store in the neighborhood had to pay him protection"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
The weak may speak or act in defense of the strong; none but the powerful can assure others of protection. A defense is ordinarily against actual attack; protection is against possible as well as actual dangers. We speak of defense against an assault, protection from the cold. Vindication is a triumphant defense of character and conduct against charges of error or wrong. Compare APOLOGY.
Defense against assault or assailants; in law, defense to an action, from the testimony.
Dictionary of English Synonymes
List of paraphrases:
protect, protecting, protective, protected, welfare, protections, safeguard, safeguarding, defence, protección, conservation, preservation, coverage, guardianship, epd, tutela, care, safety, security, schutz, safeguards, shield, protects, amparo, protecção
Translations for protection
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- حَمَى, حمايةArabic
- proteccióCatalan, Valencian
- protekce, ochranaCzech
- protektionismi, turva, suojelu, turvaaminen, [[protektionistinen]] [[toimenpide]], vakuutusturva, turvallisuus, suojaaminen, ehkäisy, suoja, suojausFinnish
- sgàth, dìon, dìdean, sgiath, tèarmannScottish Gaelic
- pwoteksyonHaitian Creole
- 防護, 保護Japanese
- parastin, پاڕێزگاری, sitar, پاراستن, pena, sitirandinKurdish
- protectio, defensa, defensio, praesidiumLatin
- parahau, whakarurutangaMāori
- protecção, proteçãoPortuguese
- ocrotire, protejare, protecțieRomanian
- охрана, защитаRussian
- оберега, заступа, захист, заслона, прикриття, оборона, охорона, заступництво, забезпека, протекціонізмUkrainian
- sự bảo vệVietnamese
- waerantixhaedje, proteccionWalloon
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