What does defender mean?

Definitions for defender
de·fend·er

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. defender, guardian, protector, shielder(noun)

    a person who cares for persons or property

  2. defender, withstander(noun)

    a fighter who holds out against attack

Wiktionary

  1. defender(Noun)

    Someone who defends people or property.

  2. defender(Noun)

    A lawyer who represents defendants.

  3. defender(Noun)

    A fighter who repels an attack.

  4. defender(Noun)

    One of the players whose primary task is to prevent the opposition from scoring.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Defender(noun)

    one who defends; one who maintains, supports, protects, or vindicates; a champion; an advocate; a vindicator

    Etymology: [Cf. Fender.]

Freebase

  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

How to pronounce defender?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say defender in sign language?

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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. Elmirza Khozhugov:

    Tamerlan loved his younger brother, absolutely adored him, always put himself as the defender of Jahar. Tamerlan was very charismatic and he was a leader within himself. It was a very easy thing for him to do, being the elder brother.

  2. Ibrahim Hooper:

    The problem comes when you look at a dichotomy between being an Australian or an American and being a Muslim. We don’t see a dichotomy, we see that, in fact, the American-Muslim community is the prime defender of the U.S. Constitution. We see no conflict between Islamic beliefs and practices and living as a productive, contributing citizen whether it’s in Australia or America.

  3. Fox News:

    Williams wrote about current and past racial tensions in America reflected through Walter Williams teenage years in a housing project in Northern Philadelphia. News of Walter Williams death promptedwords of grief from several prominent Republicans. Walter Williams was legendary, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, wrote. Walter Williams was brilliant, incisive, witty, and profound. I grew up reading Walter Williams, and Walter Williams was a ferocious defender of free markets and a powerful explainer of the virtues of Liberty.

  4. Joel Bitonio:

    He is a guy that gets after the quarterback, plays the run well. He is a great player. It is tough, anytime you lose a guy to injury, to suspension or to anything of that nature, it is something that you have to try and fill that spot. ... It is tough when you lose your best defender.

  5. Scott Pera:

    The speed of the game is so slow in his head, in his mind, the defender in front of him does not exist – it's the other eight guys that he's watching.

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