What does protect mean?

Definitions for protect
prəˈtɛktpro·tect

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. protect(verb)

    shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage

    "Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain"

  2. protect(verb)

    use tariffs to favor domestic industry

Wiktionary

  1. protect(Verb)

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

  2. Origin: 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. Protect(verb)

    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.]

British National Corpus

  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

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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jake Maisner:

    Everyone wanted to protect her.

  2. Pope Francis ':

    We need unity to protect creation.

  3. Hoth Gor Luak:

    If you go out, who will protect you?

  4. Ebaristo Torres:

    I feel the need to protect the border.

  5. Tiffany Edmonds:

    They joined ... to protect our country.

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