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 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".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Defensenoun

    alt. of Defence

  2. Defenseverb

    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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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. Desmond Dinan:

    The EU was launched in 1993, on the shoulders of the European Communities, to promote peace and prosperity in the post-Cold War era, an era also of rapid globalization. American officials may have had their doubts about the feasibility of monetary union, and about the possibility of a Common( European) Security and Defense Policy, but the United States Administration strongly supported further European integration in the 1990s.

  2. Laura Grego:

    After nearly 15 years of effort to build the GMD homeland missile defense system, it still has no demonstrated real-world capability to defend the United States.

  3. State John Kerry:

    Defining ... a clearer defense arrangement between the GCC and other friendly countries and the United States is going to be critical to helping to push back against the terrorism and violence and some of the other activities that take place in that region that are unsettling all of those countries.

  4. Steve Reed:

    Daniel Defense is not attending the National Rifle Association meeting due to the horrifying tragedy in Uvalde, Texas, where one of our products was criminally misused, we believe this week is not the appropriate time to be promoting our products in Texas at the National Rifle Association meeting.

  5. Pablo Escobar:

    Haji Bashir Noorzai, currently serving a life sentence in the United States, for all the Americans was possible. Instead, Bergdahl was traded for five senior Taliban leaders who had been serving indefinite sentences at the U.S. military’s prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba -- a deal he said had been rejected by senior U.S. officials years ago. My team had a difficult mission and I used all legal means available to recover the hostages. You, the Congress, were my last resort, i am before you because I did my duty and you need to ensure all in uniform can go on doing their duty without fear of reprisal. He said he is being retaliated against because the FBI and others were angry when Duncan Hunter revealed the Defense Department had tried to pay a ransom for Bergdahl, which is against U.S. law. Jason Amerine said Jason Amerine drew their ire when Duncan Hunter submitted a complaint to the Inspector General alleging an.

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