HyperDic: protection

English > 7 senses of the word protection:
NOUNactprotectionthe activity of protecting someone or something
artifactprotection, protective covering, protective covera covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury
possessionprotection, securitydefense against financial failure
stateprotection, shelterthe condition of being protected
actprotection, auspices, aegiskindly endorsement and guidance
actprotection, trade protectionthe imposition of duties or quotas on imports in order to protect domestic / domestic industry against foreign competition
actprotection, tributepayment extorted by gangsters on threat / threat of violence
protection > pronunciation
Soundsperteh'kshahn; prahteh'kshahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > protection: 7 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe activity of protecting someone or something.
Example"the witnesses demanded police protection"
Narrowerair coverThe use of military aircraft to provide protection against attack by enemy / enemy aircraft during ground or naval operations
care, charge, tutelage, guardianshipAttention and management implying responsibility for safety
civil defenseActivities organized by civilians for their own protection in time of war or disaster
coveringThe act of protecting something by covering / covering it
defense, defenceThe act of defending someone or something against attack or injury
defense, defenceprotection from harm
escort, accompanimentThe act of accompanying someone or something in order to protect them
immunization, immunisationThe act of making immune (especially by inoculation)
inoculating, vaccinatingThe act of protecting against disease by introducing a vaccine into the body to induce immunity
insulationThe act of protecting something by surrounding it with material that reduces or prevents the transmission of sound or heat or electricity
locking, lockupThe act of locking something up to protect it
momism, overprotection, overshieldingexcessive protection
patrolThe activity of going around or through an area at regular intervals for security purposes
preservation, savingThe activity of protecting something from loss or danger
ruggedization, ruggedisationThe act of making a piece of equipment rugged (strengthening to resist wear or abuse)
self-defense, self-defence, self-protectionThe act of defending yourself
shieldingThe act of shielding from harm
waterproofing, sealingThe act of treating something to make it repel water
BroaderactivityAny specific behavior
Spanishguarda, guardia, protección
Catalanguàrdia, protecció
Verbsprotectshield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage / damage
English > protection: 7 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury.
Examples
  • "they had no protection from the fallout"
  • "wax provided protection for the floors"
Synonymsprotective covering, protective cover
Narrowerarmor, armourprotective covering made of metal / metal and used in combat / combat
bell jar, bell glassA bell-shaped glass cover used to protect and display delicate objects or to cover scientific apparatus or to contain gases
binder, ring-binderholds loose papers or magazines
binding, book binding, cover, backThe protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book
blind, screenA protective covering that keeps things out or hinders sight
bracer, armguardA protective covering for the wrist or arm that is used in archery and fencing and other sports
capSomething serving as a cover or protection
clocheA low transparent cover put over young plants to protect them from cold
coasterA covering (plate or mat) that protects the surface of a table (i.e., from the condensation on a cold glass or bottle)
cold frameprotective covering consisting of a wooden frame with a glass top in which small plants are protected from the cold
crystal, watch crystal, watch glassA protective cover that protects the face of a watch
dust coverA removable plastic protective covering for a piece of equipment
faceplateA protective covering for the front of a machine or device (as a door lock or computer component)
facing, claddingA protective covering that protects the outside of a building
fallboard, fall-boardThe hinged protective covering that protects the keyboard of a piano when it is not being played
finger plate, escutcheon, scutcheonA flat protective covering (on a door or wall etc) to prevent soiling by dirty fingers
heat shieldA protective covering that protects a spacecraft from overheating on reentry
hood, bonnet, cowl, cowlingprotective covering consisting of a metal part that covers the engine
housingA protective cover designed to contain or support a mechanical component
lampshade, lamp shade, shadeA protective ornamental shade used to screen a light bulb from direct view
lining, linerA protective covering that protects an inside surface
maskA protective covering worn over the face
mulchA protective covering of rotting vegetable matter spread to reduce evaporation and soil erosion
roofA protective covering that covers or forms the top of a building
roofprotective covering on top of a motor vehicle
screenA protective covering consisting of netting
shadeprotective covering that protects something from direct sunlight
sheathA protective covering (as for a knife or sword)
sheathing, overlay, overlayerprotective covering consisting, for example, of a layer of boards / boards applied to the studs and joists of a building to strengthen it and serve as a foundation for a weatherproof exterior
shelterprotective covering that provides protection from the weather
shieldA protective covering or structure
splashboard, splasher, dashboardprotective covering consisting of a panel to protect people from the splashing water or mud etc.
splasherA protective covering over or beside a wheel to protect the upper part of a vehicle from splashes of mud
testudoA movable protective covering that provided protection from above
thumbstallprotective covering for an injured thumb
toecapA protective leather or steel cover for the toe of a boot or shoe, reinforcing or decorating it
washboard, splashboardprotective covering consisting of a broad plank along a gunwale to keep water from splashing over the side
BroadercoveringAn artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)
Spanishprotección
Catalanprotecció
Verbsprotectshield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage / damage
English > protection: 7 senses > noun 3, possession
Meaningdefense against financial failure; financial independence.
Example "insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness"
Synonymsecurity
Narrowereasy streetfinancial security
hedge, hedgingAny technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial risk
insurancepromise of reimbursement in the case of loss
BroaderassetsAnything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company
Spanishprotección, recaudo, seguridad, seguro
English > protection: 7 senses > noun 4, state
MeaningThe condition of being protected.
Examples
  • "they were huddled together for protection"
  • "he enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home"
Synonymshelter
Narrowerindemnity, insuranceprotection against future loss
radioprotectionprotection against harmful effects of radiation
BroadersecurityThe state of being free from danger or injury
English > protection: 7 senses > noun 5, act
Meaningkindly endorsement and guidance.
Synonymsauspices, aegis
Broaderendorsement, indorsementThe act of endorsing / endorsing
Spanishauspicio, auspicios, égida, protección
Catalanauspici, ègida, favor, protecció
English > protection: 7 senses > noun 6, act
MeaningThe imposition of duties or quotas on imports in order to protect domestic / domestic industry against foreign competition.
Example"he made trade protection a plank in the party platform"
Synonymtrade protection
Broaderimposition, inflictionThe act of imposing something (as a tax or an embargo)
Spanishdefensa comercial, protección
Verbsprotectuse tariffs to favor domestic industry
English > protection: 7 senses > noun 7, act
MeaningPayment extorted by gangsters on threat / threat of violence.
Example"every store in the neighborhood had to pay him protection"
Synonymtribute
BroaderextortionThe felonious act of extorting money (as by threats / threats of violence)
Spanishimpuesto de protección, tributo

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