What does DEFENSE mean?

Definitions for DEFENSE
dɪˈfɛns or, esp. for 7,9 , ˈdi fɛnsDEFENSE

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. defense, defence, defensive measure(noun)

    (military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies

    "they died in the defense of Stalingrad"; "they were developed for the defense program"

  2. defense, defence(noun)

    protection from harm

    "sanitation is the best defense against disease"

  3. defense, defence, defending team(noun)

    (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring

    "his teams are always good on defense"

  4. defense, defence, vindication(noun)

    the justification for some act or belief

    "he offered a persuasive defense of the theory"

  5. defense mechanism, defense reaction, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense, defence(noun)

    (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires

  6. Department of Defense, Defense Department, United States Department of Defense, Defense, DoD(noun)

    the federal department responsible for safeguarding national security of the United States; created in 1947

  7. defense, defence, defense team, defense lawyers(noun)

    the defendant and his legal advisors collectively

    "the defense called for a mistrial"

  8. refutation, defense, defence(noun)

    the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions

    "his refutation of the charges was short and persuasive"; "in defense he said the other man started it"

  9. defense, defence, defense force, defence force(noun)

    an organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack

    "he joined the defense against invasion"

  10. defensive structure, defense, defence(noun)

    a structure used to defend against attack

    "the artillery battered down the defenses"

  11. defense, defence, denial, demurrer(noun)

    a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him

    "he gave evidence for the defense"

  12. defense, defence(noun)

    the act of defending someone or something against attack or injury

    "a good boxer needs a good defense"; "defense against hurricanes is an urgent problem"

Wiktionary

  1. defense(Noun)

    The action of defending or protecting from attack, danger, or injury.

  2. defense(Noun)

    Anything employed to oppose attack(s).

  3. defense(Noun)

    An argument in support or justification of something.

  4. defense(Noun)

    Government policy or structure related to the military.

    Department of Defense

  5. Origin: : From the French défense, itself from Latin defensa, "protection".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Defense(noun)

    alt. of Defence

  2. Defense(verb)

    to furnish with defenses; to fortify

Freebase

  1. Defense

    In many team sports, defense or defence is the action of preventing an opponent from scoring. The term may also refer to the tactics involved in defense, or a sub-team whose primary responsibility is defense. Similarly, a defense player or defender is a player who is generally charged with preventing the other team's forwards from being able to bear down directly on their own team's goalkeeper. Such intention exist in association football, ice hockey, water polo and many other sports.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. defense

    In military law, is the defendant’s answer to the plea; an opposing or denial of the truth or validity of the plaintiff’s case; the method of proceeding adopted by the defendant to protect himself against the plaintiff’s action.

  2. defense

    In fortification, consists of all sorts of works that cover and defend the opposite posts; as flanks, parapets, casements, etc.

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How to pronounce DEFENSE?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say DEFENSE in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of DEFENSE in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of DEFENSE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of DEFENSE in a Sentence

  1. Leanne Caret:

    I did it deliberately because the story about Boeing Defense is not just about fighters.

  2. Shinzo Abe:

    To expand the reach of these alliances, we are embarking on unprecedented trilateral cooperation, in some cases this cooperation directly benefits our work on maritime security. For example, we're cooperating trilaterally with Japan and Australia to strengthen maritime security in Southeast Asia and explore defense technology cooperation.

  3. Dwight D Eisenhower:

    Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can complel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.

  4. Bryan Lett:

    With our partners at Golden Corral, the work disabled veterans like Mr. Turner are doing gives children who share the burdens of our national defense an opportunity to just be kids and connect with others who share their experiences.

  5. Paul Ryan:

    The [ defense ] budget right now is almost 20 percent lower today for the military than it was when Obama got started.

Images & Illustrations of DEFENSE

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