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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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Defendernoun

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

  2. 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.

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  1. defender

    One who defends; one who maintains, supports, protects, etc.

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  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. 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.

  2. Stephane Sejourne:

    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.

  3. Ron Wyden:

    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.

  4. Lindsey Graham:

    Name one person who's been a bigger defender of the Iranian people to fight back against their oppressor.

  5. Judge Mindy Glazer:

    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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