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
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.
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.
You want to have it both ways, you want to try to portray yourself as a defender of the Constitution and then you water it down with the specifics.
Name one person who's been a bigger defender of the Iranian people to fight back against their oppressor.
Ma’am, you were arrested for burglary with an assault or battery, strong armed robbery with an aggravated battery and child abuse. I will appoint the public defender’s office for you.
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Translations for defender
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- защитник, бранителBulgarian
- defensorCatalan, Valencian
- obhájce, obránceCzech
- forsvarer, forsvarDanish
- puolustaja, puolustusasianajajaFinnish
- מגן, מגנהHebrew
- ディフェンダー, 防衛者, 擁護者Japanese
- verdedigster, advocaat voor de verdediging, verdedigerDutch
- defensor, beque, zagueiroPortuguese
- apărător, fundașRomanian
- защитник, защитницаRussian
- bek, braniteljica, advokat, branič, odvjetnica, branitelj, odvjetnikSerbo-Croatian
- obranca, obhajcaSlovak
- försvarare, backSwedish
- người bào chữaVietnamese
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