Definitions for SHIELDʃild
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a device used as a defense against blows or hurled objects, esp. a broad piece of armor carried on the arm or in the hand.
Category: Heraldry, Common Vocabulary
a person or thing that guards or defends.
any of various devices or barriers for protection, as from injury.
an escutcheon typically having a broad top and pointed bottom and displaying armorial bearings.
something shaped like a shield.
a police officer's, detective's, or sheriff's badge.
a bulletproof screen attached to a gun to protect its crew, mechanism, etc.
a protective plate or the like on the body of an animal, as a scute, enlarged scale, etc.
a pad worn or attached inside the underarm of a garment to protect it against perspiration stains.
a vast area of ancient crustal rocks which, together with a platform, constitutes a craton.
a lead or concrete structure around a nuclear reactor serving as a barrier against escaping radiation.
(v.t.)to protect with or as if with a shield.
to serve as a protection for.
to hide or conceal; protect by hiding.
Obs. to avert; forbid.
(v.i.)to act or serve as a shield.
Origin of shield:
bef. 900; OE sceld, c. OFris skeld, OHG skilt, ON skjǫldr, Go skildus
a protective covering or structure
armor carried on the arm to intercept blows
carapace, shell, cuticle, shield(verb)
hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles
protect, hide, or conceal from danger or harm
harbor, harbour, shield(verb)
hold back a thought or feeling about
"She is harboring a grudge against him"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
an object held in front of you to protect yourself from attack
police officers with helmets and shields
sth that protects you
The legal system should be a shield against injustice.; Trees provided a shield against the hot sun.
The president's aides shielded him from blame.; She was stabbed as she tried to shield her child.
a broad piece of defensive armor, carried on the arm, -- formerly in general use in war, for the protection of the body. See Buckler
anything which protects or defends; defense; shelter; protection
figuratively, one who protects or defends
in lichens, a Hardened cup or disk surrounded by a rim and containing the fructification, or asci
the escutcheon or field on which are placed the bearings in coats of arms. Cf. Lozenge. See Illust. of Escutcheon
a framework used to protect workmen in making an adit under ground, and capable of being pushed along as excavation progresses
a spot resembling, or having the form of, a shield
a coin, the old French crown, or ecu, having on one side the figure of a shield
to cover with, or as with, a shield; to cover from danger; to defend; to protect from assault or injury
to ward off; to keep off or out
to avert, as a misfortune; hence, as a supplicatory exclamation, forbid!
Translations for SHIELD
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a broad piece of metal, wood etc carried as a protection against weapons.
- escudoPortuguese (BR)
- das SchildGerman
- ډال سپرPashto
- 盾Chinese (Trad.)
- щит; захистUkrainian
- cái mộc, cái khiênVietnamese
- 盾Chinese (Simp.)
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