What is the meaning of protection?


  • 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"
  • The condition of being protected.
    • usage: "they were huddled together for protection"; "he enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home"
  • 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"
  • Payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence.
    • usage: "every store in the neighborhood had to pay him protection"
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APAWordNet. (2010). protection. Retrieved May 23, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/protection/definitions/1192074
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "protection" http://smartdefine.org/protection/definitions/1192074 (accessed May 23, 2018).
HarvardWordNet 2010, protection, Smart Define, viewed 23 May, 2018, <http://smartdefine.org/protection/definitions/1192074>.
MLAWordNet. "protection" 23 October 2010. Web. 23 May 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/protection/definitions/1192074>
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