- The activity of protecting someone or something.
- usage: "the witnesses demanded police protection"
- A covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury.
- usage: "they had no protection from the fallout"; "wax provided protection for the floors"
- Defense against financial failure; financial independence.
- usage: "his pension gave him security in his old age"; "insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness"
- synonyms: security
- The condition of being protected.
- usage: "they were huddled together for protection"; "he enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home"
- synonyms: shelter
- Kindly endorsement and guidance.
- usage: "the tournament was held under the auspices of the city council"
- The imposition of duties or quotas on imports in order to protect domestic industry against foreign competition.
- usage: "he made trade protection a plank in the party platform"
- synonyms: trade protection
- Payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence.
- usage: "every store in the neighborhood had to pay him protection"
- synonyms: tribute
WordNet 3.0 © 2006 by Princeton University
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|Harvard||WordNet 2010, protection, Smart Define, viewed 21 January, 2018, <http://smartdefine.org/protection/definitions/1192074>.|
|MLA||WordNet. "protection" 23 October 2010. Web. 21 January 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/protection/definitions/1192074>|