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defense - Dictionary definition and meaning for word defense

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(noun) (military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies
Synonyms : defence , defensive measure
Example Sentence
  • they died in the defense of Stalingrad
  • they were developed for the defense program

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(noun) protection from harm
Synonyms : defence
Example Sentence
  • sanitation is the best defense against disease

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(noun) (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring
Synonyms : defence , defending team
Example Sentence
  • his teams are always good on defense

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(noun) the justification for some act or belief
Synonyms : defence , vindication
Example Sentence
  • he offered a persuasive defense of the theory

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(noun) (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires
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(noun) the federal department responsible for safeguarding national security of the United States; created in 1947
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(noun) the defendant and his legal advisors collectively
Example Sentence
  • the defense called for a mistrial

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(noun) the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions
Synonyms : defence , refutation
Example Sentence
  • his refutation of the charges was short and persuasive
  • in defense he said the other man started it

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(noun) an organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack
Example Sentence
  • he joined the defense against invasion

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(noun) a structure used to defend against attack
Example Sentence
  • the artillery battered down the defenses

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(noun) a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him
Synonyms : defence , demurrer , denial
Example Sentence
  • he gave evidence for the defense

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(noun) the act of defending someone or something against attack or injury
Synonyms : defence
Example Sentence
  • a good boxer needs a good defense
  • defense against hurricanes is an urgent problem

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