What does protective mean?

Definitions for protective
prəˈtɛk tɪvpro·tec·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. protective(adj)

    intended or adapted to afford protection of some kind

    "a protective covering"; "the use of protective masks and equipment"; "protective coatings"; "kept the drunken sailor in protective custody"; "animals with protective coloring"; "protective tariffs"

  2. protective(adj)

    showing care

    "a protective mother"

  3. protective(p)(adj)

    (usually followed by `of') solicitously caring or mindful

    "protective of his reputation"

Wiktionary

  1. protective(Noun)

    Something that protects.

  2. protective(Noun)

    A condom.

  3. protective(Adjective)

    Serving, intended or wishing to protect.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Protective(adj)

    affording protection; sheltering; defensive

    Etymology: [Cf. F. protectif.]

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'protective' in Adjectives Frequency: #867

How to pronounce protective?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of protective in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of protective in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of protective in a Sentence

  1. Casey Durst:

    Predatory scammers continue to prey on consumer fear by peddling these counterfeit or unapproved and potentially dangerous products as legitimate COVID-19 protective equipment or medicines.

  2. Democratic Rep. Adriano Espaillat:

    They don't have the ventilators, they don't have the protective equipment. They're bursting through the seams. They're getting ready to panic right now. This is the week that will determine what kind of a turn this pandemic takes in the United States.

  3. Amy Jacobson:

    My concern as a protective mother was that kids were going to ask her questions about her family, and she wouldn't know what to say, and there were no tools to help her. It became clear to me there needed to be resources.

  4. Abigail Rose Solomon:

    I think they are old enough to go to the park without me ! it upsets me that most parents today are so overly protective of their kids, probably stunting their growth and confidence. And I am appalled that police are treating parents, who trust their kids and give them some room, like criminals.

  5. The Secret Service:

    In an effort to expand upon our current use of traditional manned aircraft platforms to provide overhead situational awareness, the U.S. Secret Service is developing a program to incorporate the use of several types of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and tethered systems, these systems will serve as valuable tools the Secret Service will use to further our protective mission.

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