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Princeton's WordNet

  1. defender, guardian, protector, shieldernoun

    a person who cares for persons or property

  2. defender, withstandernoun

    a fighter who holds out against attack


  1. defendernoun

    Someone who defends people or property.

  2. defendernoun

    A lawyer who represents defendants.

  3. defendernoun

    A fighter who repels an attack.

  4. defendernoun

    One of the players whose primary task is to prevent the opposition from scoring.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Defendernoun

    Etymology: defensor, Latin.

    You have the power still
    To banish your defenders, ’till at length
    Your ignorance deliver you,
    As most abated captives, to some nation
    That won you without blows. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.

    Do’st thou not mourn our pow’r employ’d in vain,
    And the defenders of our city slain? Dryden.

    Undoubtedly there is no way so effectual to betray the truth, as to procure it a weak defender. Robert South, Sermons.


  1. defender

    A defender is a person, group, or concept that provides protection or safeguards something or someone from harm, damage, or any form of attack. In sports, especially in football or soccer, a defender is a player who tries to stop the opposing team from scoring. In legal terms, a defender is an attorney who represents a client in court against charges or lawsuits.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Defendernoun

    one who defends; one who maintains, supports, protects, or vindicates; a champion; an advocate; a vindicator

  2. Etymology: [Cf. Fender.]


  1. Defender

    In the sport of association football, a defender is an outfield player whose primary role is to prevent the opposition from attacking. There are four types of defender: centre-back, sweeper, full-back and wing-back. The centre-back and full-back positions are essential in most modern formations. The sweeper and wing-back roles are more specialised for certain formations.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. defender

    One who defends; one who maintains, supports, protects, etc.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'DEFENDER' in Nouns Frequency: #1973

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of DEFENDER in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of DEFENDER in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of DEFENDER in a Sentence

  1. San Clemente:

    Further, they must have GPS-guided weapons to achieve any hope of accuracy, the defender may also employ GPS jamming and other electronic defensive measures to mitigate the accuracy of enemy air attack.This does not, of course, preclude the attacker from bombing with less than desired discrimination.

  2. Andrew Gracie:

    These still matter. But cyber changes the game. Cyber is a dynamic, intelligent and adaptive threat. In the cyber arms race, costs are stacked in favour of the attacker, not the defender.

  3. Joel Bitonio:

    He is a guy that gets after the quarterback, plays the run well. He is a great player. It is tough, anytime you lose a guy to injury, to suspension or to anything of that nature, it is something that you have to try and fill that spot. ... It is tough when you lose your best defender.

  4. Carl Cheffers:

    The receiver went to the inside, and he was attempting to release to the outside, the defender grabbed the jersey with his right hand and restricted him from releasing to the outside. So, therefore, we called defensive holding.

  5. Grant Basile:

    Tim’s a fantastic defender. We’ve known that all year, he made him work for it.

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    flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
    A abash
    B embellish
    C scarper
    D summon

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