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

  2. Origin: [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
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say protective in sign language?

  1. protective

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. Jan Dohner:

    Their self-protective instincts are directed at predator threats.

  2. Mary Jane Veloso:

    There's still no case against her, she is under police protective custody.

  3. Christine Kihembo:

    This disease is totally preventable with protective shoes and foot hygiene.

  4. Anne McCartt:

    Many teenagers are driving – and dying in – the least protective types of vehicles.

  5. Shirley Ezel:

    My uncle was very protective of me growing up because I was the only girl in a whole group of boys.

Images & Illustrations of protective

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