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protection - Dictionary definition and meaning for word protection

Definition
(noun) the activity of protecting someone or something
Example Sentence
  • the witnesses demanded police protection

Definition
(noun) a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury
Example Sentence
  • they had no protection from the fallout
  • wax provided protection for the floors

Definition
(noun) defense against financial failure; financial independence
Synonyms : security
Example Sentence
  • his pension gave him security in his old age
  • insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness

Definition
(noun) the condition of being protected
Synonyms : shelter
Example Sentence
  • they were huddled together for protection
  • he enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home

Definition
(noun) kindly endorsement and guidance
Synonyms : aegis , auspices
Example Sentence
  • the tournament was held under the auspices of the city council

Definition
(noun) the imposition of duties or quotas on imports in order to protect domestic industry against foreign competition
Synonyms : trade protection
Example Sentence
  • he made trade protection a plank in the party platform

Definition
(noun) payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence
Synonyms : tribute
Example Sentence
  • every store in the neighborhood had to pay him protection

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