defender, guardian, protector, shieldernoun
a person who cares for persons or property
a fighter who holds out against attack
Someone who defends people or property.
A lawyer who represents defendants.
A fighter who repels an attack.
One of the players whose primary task is to prevent the opposition from scoring.
one who defends; one who maintains, supports, protects, or vindicates; a champion; an advocate; a vindicator
Etymology: [Cf. Fender.]
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
One who defends; one who maintains, supports, protects, etc.
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'defender' in Nouns Frequency: #1973
The numerical value of defender in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of defender in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Donald Trump has made it very clear he is not going to allow hypocrisy on the women's issue, he is not going to let Hillary make the case that he is against women and she is this defender of women's rights.
His leadership will serve our project, he is a staunch defender of the Common Agriculture Policy, concerned about environmental standards. He also wants to make Europe a respected power globally.
This guy's a great defender, he comes up throwing, it's very accurate and has a lot of velocity to it. He's just an all-around very good player.
The greatest rank for a man is not FD, Defender of the Faith; but it is SD, Scientia Defensor: Defender of the Science!
Caitlin Foord at Arsenal said in a media session before Arsenals recent 2-1 loss to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League. European football, with the level its at, and the English league obviously making strides as well, I think that was very attractive to us. Arsenal manager Joe Montemurro, Joe Montemurro an Aussie, has added more Matildas in defender Steph Catley and goalkeeper Lydia Williams. Theyre obviously here because they want these challenges.
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- защитник, бранителBulgarian
- defensorCatalan, Valencian
- obhájce, obránceCzech
- forsvarer, forsvarDanish
- puolustaja, puolustusasianajajaFinnish
- מגנה, מגןHebrew
- ディフェンダー, 擁護者, 防衛者Japanese
- verdedigster, verdediger, advocaat voor de verdedigingDutch
- beque, zagueiro, defensorPortuguese
- apărător, fundașRomanian
- защитник, защитницаRussian
- branitelj, odvjetnik, braniteljica, branič, advokat, bek, odvjetnicaSerbo-Croatian
- obranca, obhajcaSlovak
- försvarare, backSwedish
- người bào chữaVietnamese
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