What does protection mean?

Definitions for protection
prəˈtɛk ʃənpro·tec·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. protection(noun)

    the activity of protecting someone or something

    "the witnesses demanded police protection"

  2. protective covering, protective cover, protection(noun)

    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, protection(noun)

    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, shelter(noun)

    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, aegis(noun)

    kindly endorsement and guidance

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

  6. protection, trade protection(noun)

    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, tribute(noun)

    payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence

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

Wiktionary

  1. protection(Noun)

    The process of keeping (something or someone) safe.

  2. protection(Noun)

    The state of being safe.

  3. protection(Noun)

    A contraceptive device.

  4. protection(Noun)

    Coverage.

  5. protection(Noun)

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

  6. protection(Noun)

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

  7. protection(Noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Protection(noun)

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

  2. Protection(noun)

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

  3. Protection(noun)

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

  4. Protection(noun)

    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

How to pronounce protection?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say protection in sign language?

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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. Anwarul Islam:

    It is crucial that the necessary steps be taken to increase climate resilience in the region, for tigers, conservation efforts must remain focused on habitat restoration and protection.

  2. Mike Litterst:

    The review and permitting process will ensure public safety and the protection of park resources are taken into consideration ; we do not consider the content of the message presented.

  3. Sigmar Gabriel:

    We won't accept any pressure for further liberalisation or privatisation. We won't lower any social, environmental or consumer protection standards, and we will not -- I am completely sure of this -- see any privatisation of arbitration.

  4. De Maiziere:

    That is understandable from a human point of view but it doesn't give them the right to protection.

  5. Sport Stavros Kontonis:

    The meeting was constructive, but there was no agreement, for the government, the importance here is social peace and the protection of law and order, and of Greece’s youth ; at the moment we are waiting for FIFA’s requests in writing in order to respond and take the necessary actions.

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