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

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  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. Xie Tao:

    That's what a global power is supposed to do to protect its own citizens and its own interests.

  2. The CFTC:

    I strongly support the proposal, it contains number of common sense risk controls that I believe recognize the benefits that automated trading has brought to the markets while seeking to protect against the possibility of break down and disruption that can come with it.

  3. Chuck Grassley:

    It’s not a secret that the FBI is operating in the skies above our nation’s cities and towns, but what’s unclear is precisely what the bureau is doing and what legal framework is being used to guide its activity, it’s important that federal law enforcement personnel have the tools they need to find and catch criminals, but whenever an operation may also monitor the activities of Americans who are not the intended target, as several media reports suggest, we must make darn sure that safeguards are in place to protect the civil liberties of innocent Americans.

  4. Lopez Obrador:

    Americans must be able to see improvements that better protect our national sovereignty.

  5. Chief Executive James Murdoch:

    Throughout this process, we have moved quickly and decisively to protect the business, protect its employees and protect the unique and important voice Fox News has.

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