What does protect mean?

Definitions for protect
prəˈtɛktpro·tect

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. protectverb

    shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage

    "Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain"

  2. protectverb

    use tariffs to favor domestic industry

Wiktionary

  1. protectverb

    To keep safe; to defend; to guard; to prevent harm coming to.

    Etymology: Attested in since 1530, from protectus, past participle of protegere from pro- + tegere. More at thatch. Displaced native helien, forhelian (from helian, forhelian, bischilden (from shelde), berwen (from beorgan), mundien (from mundian).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Protectverb

    to cover or shield from danger or injury; to defend; to guard; to preserve in safety; as, a father protects his children

Freebase

  1. Protect

    Protect, or The National Association to Protect Children, is a political organization established in 2002 and dedicated to the protection of children from abuse, exploitation, and neglect. It is a nonprofit, 501 membership association with members in every U.S. state and 10 nations. Protect achieved great success in its first three years, winning legislative victories in eight state legislatures. It advocates a nonpartisan "pro-child, anti-crime" agenda, and works closely with both conservative and liberal constituencies and lawmakers.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Protect

    prō-tekt′, v.t. to cover in front: to cover over: to shield from danger: to defend: to shelter.—adv. Protec′tingly.—ns. Protec′tion, act of protecting: state of being protected: preservation: defence: that which protects: guard: refuge: security: a writing guaranteeing against molestation or interference: passport: a fostering of home produce and manufactures by laying taxes on the importation of foreign goods; Protec′tionism, the doctrine of the protectionists; Protec′tionist, one who favours the protection of trade by law.—adj. favouring the economic doctrine of protection.—adj. Protec′tive, affording protection: defensive: sheltering.—n. that which protects.—adv. Protec′tively.—ns. Protec′tiveness; Protec′tor, one who protects from injury or oppression: a guardian: a regent:—fem. Protec′tress, Protec′trix.—adjs. Protec′toral, Protectō′rial, pertaining to a protector or a regent.—n. Protec′torāte, government by a protector: the authority assumed by a superior: relation assumed by a strong nation to a weak one, whereby the latter is protected from hostile or foreign interference.—adj. Protec′torless.—ns. Protec′torship; Protec′tory, an institution for destitute children. [L., pro, in front, tegĕre, tectum, to cover.]

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'protect' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2042

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'protect' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2389

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'protect' in Verbs Frequency: #254

How to pronounce protect?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of protect in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of protect in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of protect in a Sentence

  1. Public Defender Jeff Adachi:

    It is chilling how casually former officer Lai dehumanizes the citizens he was sworn to serve, he wished violence upon the very people he was being paid to protect and none of his colleagues turned him in.

  2. Tianjin Port No. 5:

    This matter was caused completely by the illegal operations of the agent and a related downstream trader and the port company did not itself sign...or participate in any unauthorised cargo release, hence, the port company was not involved in any transgression. Furthermore, to protect its legal rights, the port company has already initiated legal proceedings.

  3. Manik Sarkar:

    The council of ministers decided to withdraw the AFSPA from the state because of significant decrease of militancy, we want people to live without fear and the state police will always be there to protect them.

  4. Michael McIntyre:

    I have over 50 for this Saturday class and approximately the same amount for the Sunday class, and I normally have approximately seven, we actually had two people buy guns here who were actually in the Walmart on the day of the shooting. The other people are just saying, 'Hey, you know I want to be able to protect myself in the event of something going on.'.

  5. Clive Bates:

    They really are all doing their utmost to protect the cigarette trade, they just don't realise it.

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