What does Defense mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Defense.

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.

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

  2. defense(Noun)

    Anything employed to oppose attack(s).

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

  3. defense(Noun)

    An argument in support or justification of something.

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

  4. defense(Noun)

    Government policy or structure related to the military.

    Department of Defense

    Etymology: : 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?

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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. Adam Thomson:

    We have moved so far away from the capabilities that the alliance developed for collective defense through the Cold War.

  2. Tre Polk:

    It was ridiculous, he must have known something about Melvin Gordon, and he worked out with Josh Jacobs and liked what he saw so he took him, and he took the Patriots defense, and he grabbed Austin Ekeler. But Polk said one surprising move by Minshew was the fact hedidnt even pickhimself for his team.

  3. Brendan Buck:

    They're going to stick with the process arguments for as long as possible because most members still can't stomach a defense of the substance, there is a real sense of inevitability to the impeachment in the White House, and so the focus is on shoring up the base to minimize any House Republican losses in the Senate.

  4. James Stavridis:

    We are in danger of stumbling backward into a Cold War that is to no ones advantage, without steady, political-level engagement between the defense establishments, the risk of a true new Cold War rises steadily.

  5. Vicente Lim:

    I am of the firm conviction that the success of national defense will not depend much on the armaments nor the training of our able-bodied men but will depend 90% on the will of the people to fight for the country.

Images & Illustrations of Defense

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