What does protection mean?

Definitions for protection
prəˈtɛk ʃənpro·tec·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. protectionnoun

    the activity of protecting someone or something

    "the witnesses demanded police protection"

  2. protective covering, protective cover, protectionnoun

    a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury

    "they had no protection from the fallout"; "wax provided protection for the floors"

  3. security, protectionnoun

    defense against financial failure; financial independence

    "his pension gave him security in his old age"; "insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness"

  4. protection, shelternoun

    the condition of being protected

    "they were huddled together for protection"; "he enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home"

  5. auspices, protection, aegisnoun

    kindly endorsement and guidance

    "the tournament was held under the auspices of the city council"

  6. protection, trade protectionnoun

    the imposition of duties or quotas on imports in order to protect domestic industry against foreign competition

    "he made trade protection a plank in the party platform"

  7. protection, tributenoun

    payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence

    "every store in the neighborhood had to pay him protection"

Wiktionary

  1. protectionnoun

    The process of keeping (something or someone) safe.

  2. protectionnoun

    The state of being safe.

  3. protectionnoun

    A contraceptive device.

  4. protectionnoun

    Coverage.

  5. protectionnoun

    Immunity from harm obtained by illegal payments, as bribery or extortion.

  6. protectionnoun

    Restrictions on foreign competitors that limit their ability to compete with domestic producers of goods or services.

  7. protectionnoun

    An instance of a security token associated with a resource (such as a file.)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Protectionnoun

    the act of protecting, or the state of being protected; preservation from loss, injury, or annoyance; defense; shelter; as, the weak need protection

  2. Protectionnoun

    that which protects or preserves from injury; a defense; a shield; a refuge

  3. Protectionnoun

    a writing that protects or secures from molestation or arrest; a pass; a safe-conduct; a passport

  4. Protectionnoun

    a theory, or a policy, of protecting the producers in a country from foreign competition in the home market by the imposition of such discriminating duties on goods of foreign production as will restrict or prevent their importation; -- opposed to free trade

Freebase

  1. Protection

    Protection is the second album by Bristol-based trip hop collective Massive Attack. It was last to feature Tricky as a member of the group, after going solo with his album Maxinquaye in 1995.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Protection

    name given to the encouragement of certain home products of a country by imposing duties on foreign products of the class, opposed to free-trade.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. protection

    1. Preservation of the effectiveness and survivability of mission-related military and nonmilitary personnel, equipment, facilities, information, and infrastructure deployed or located within or outside the boundaries of a given operational area. 2. In space usage, active and passive defensive measures to ensure that United States and friendly space systems perform as designed by seeking to overcome an adversary

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. PROTECTION

    Originally, the swaddling clothes of the infant, Industry; now, merely the shoe-lacings for the giant, Monopoly.

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  1. protection

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'protection' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1269

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'protection' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1874

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'protection' in Nouns Frequency: #586

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of protection in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of protection in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of protection in a Sentence

  1. Brad Adams:

    This regional meeting will only be a success if every government commits to effective search and rescue operations, meeting the protection needs of refugees, prosecuting traffickers, and resolving the root causes that drive these desperate people onto boats, international burden sharing, including resettling refugees, is also important, but will only be a lasting solution if all governments agree that human rights must be at the center of all current and future policies.

  2. Jeff Henderson:

    The foundation provides a sense of protection for the future, pastors are in particular getting to understand this better so that's why we are growing. We are trying to make them understand that we're part of the solution to their financial challenges.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    A wise person has an action or a tone of protection for the people, but others have own voice full of either advice that may look nice often with the word ‘YOU' or thoughts of hidden selfish intention.

  4. Le Van Cuong:

    Metropole is definitely more tricky to protect the leaders, especially because of the lack of space. In the protection job, space gives us advantages. Metropole sits right in the center of crowded streets, so it's difficult to ensure security, singapore chose an isolated island and protection on such island is much easier, definitely easier than Metropole.

  5. Kristen Clarke:

    I think this is one of the most important decisions that Joe Biden will have to make finding the right attorney general, who can restore a commitment to equal justice under law for all, who can make protection of racial justice and civil rights a top priority. These are incredibly important principles and values of the country needs right now in its next attorney general, so I'm glad that the next administration isn't racing to announce a decision and being really thoughtful and careful in deciding who they put forth for this important position.

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