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Synonyms for shieldʃild

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shield(noun)

    a protective covering or structure

    cuticle, shell, buckler, carapace

  2. shield, buckler(noun)

    armor carried on the arm to intercept blows

    cuticle, shell, buckler, carapace, shield

  3. carapace, shell, cuticle, shield(verb)

    hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles

    casing, cuticle, racing shell, eggshell, case, shell, epidermis, buckler, carapace, shield, scale, plate

  4. shield, screen(verb)

    protect, hide, or conceal from danger or harm

    test, sieve, riddle, harbour, block out, sort, shield, harbor, screen, screen out

  5. harbor, harbour, shield(verb)

    hold back a thought or feeling about

    "She is harboring a grudge against him"

    screen, harbour, nurse, harbor, shield, entertain, hold

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. shield

    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.

    apology, bulwark, defense, fortress, guard, justification, protection, rampart, resistance, safeguard, shelter, vindication

    abandonment, betrayal, capitulation, desertion, flight, surrender

    Defense against assault or assailants; in law, defense to an action, from the testimony.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. shield(n.)

    buckler, ægis

  2. shield(n.)

    safeguard, protection, defence, guard, cover, security, bulwark, rampart, palladium

  3. shield(n.)

    escutcheon, ensign armorial

  4. shield(v. a.)

    defend, protect, guard, shelter, cover

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