What does defender mean?

Definitions for defender
de·fend·er

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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

Wiktionary

  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.

ChatGPT

  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.]

Wikidata

  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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Numerology

  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. Jurgen Klopp.Prior:

    It was a brilliant situation, it makes sense for a striker to go dribbling in the box because it's difficult for the defender to defend it clear. He was in a brilliant position in that moment -- if he could shoot, for sure it was a big chance as well.

  2. Josie Williams:

    She just challenged me to be a pesky defender, to get my defense going so I could get my offense going, haven’t really had a conversation with her about the 3-point record. It hasn’t really been at the top of my list. I just want to win.

  3. The United:

    He is not anti-American, but he is very much a defender of The US.

  4. Steve Kerr:

    Andre is one of the smartest defenders I've ever seen, it's funny to say when a guy gets 44 points that the defender did a really good job, but I thought Andre did extremely well. Made LeBron take some tough shots.

  5. Carissa Byrne Hessick:

    If the Carissa Byrne Hessick attorney's office wanted to come in and file a motion to say that the economic circumstances of these people have changed so that they should no longer get a public defender, I think that the court would take that seriously, it's the same as if someone has a public defender and suddenly won the lottery.

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