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.

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.

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. 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.

  2. 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.

  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. Nabeel Rajab:

    We raised extreme concern about the effects that isolated detention would have on Nabeel's health and we were ignored. Nabeel never suffered heart problems before. My husband is a human rights defender and does not deserve this treatment.

  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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