What does Defense mean?

Definitions for Defense
dɪˈfɛns or, esp. for 7,9 , ˈdi fɛnsde·fense

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. defense, defence, defensive measurenoun

    (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, defencenoun

    protection from harm

    "sanitation is the best defense against disease"

  3. defense, defence, defending teamnoun

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

    "his teams are always good on defense"

  4. defense, defence, vindicationnoun

    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, defencenoun

    (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, DoDnoun

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

  7. defense, defence, defense team, defense lawyersnoun

    the defendant and his legal advisors collectively

    "the defense called for a mistrial"

  8. refutation, defense, defencenoun

    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 forcenoun

    an organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack

    "he joined the defense against invasion"

  10. defensive structure, defense, defencenoun

    a structure used to defend against attack

    "the artillery battered down the defenses"

  11. defense, defence, denial, demurrernoun

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

    "he gave evidence for the defense"

  12. defense, defencenoun

    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. defensenoun

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

  2. defensenoun

    Anything employed to oppose attack(s).

  3. defensenoun

    An argument in support or justification of something.

  4. defensenoun

    Government policy or structure related to the military.

    Department of Defense

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

ChatGPT

  1. defense

    Defense refers to the action of protecting or guarding against harm, danger, or attack. It can also refer to the justification or denial in response to a charge or accusation. In the context of sports, it's the action or strategy of stopping the opposing team from scoring. Defense also has specific meanings in certain fields such as military, law enforcement, and legal practices.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Defensenoun

    alt. of Defence

  2. Defenseverb

    to furnish with defenses; to fortify

Wikidata

  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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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. Mike Pompeo:

    Our mission set is to avoid war, you saw what Secretary Esper announced on Friday, we are putting additional forces in the region for the purpose of deterrence and defense.

  2. Camp Devgru:

    When would (Japan) get involved? If we were to exercise collective self-defense after making that clear, I'd agree.

  3. King Charles I:

    Never make a defense or an apology until you are accused.

  4. Ned Price:

    As the President-elect noted yesterday, the Department of Defense has continued to refuse to meet with our Agency Review Team members, there has been no substantial progress since transition officials spoke to the intransigence of the Department's political leadership late last week.

  5. Mohamad Adeeb:

    Castello is the road to death to Aleppo. I did not know whether I would make it to Aleppo city alive, i saw death with my own eyes, with corpses lying on the way and dozens of trucks and civilian cars and bodies that none of the civil defense teams were able to recover because of the intensity of the shelling of the regime and Russian warplanes.

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