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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Defendernoun

    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.

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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. Donald Trump strategist Paul Manafort:

    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.

  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. Mike Matheny:

    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.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    The greatest rank for a man is not FD, Defender of the Faith; but it is SD, Scientia Defensor: Defender of the Science!

  5. Joe Montemurro:

    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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