What does protector mean?

Definitions for protector
prəˈtɛk tərpro·tec·tor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. defender, guardian, protector, shieldernoun

    a person who cares for persons or property


  1. protectornoun

    Someone who protects or guards, by assignment or on his own initiative.

  2. protectornoun

    A device or mechanism which is designed to protect.

  3. protectornoun

    One who prevents interference.

  4. protectornoun

    A state or other subject under international law, exercising a protectorate over another subject in international law.

    I stand before you in the spirit of pure public service uE000164860uE001 not as a protector of the status quo, but as an agent of change. uE000164861uE001Jon Huntsman, Jr.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Protectornoun

    Etymology: protecteur, Fr. from protect.

    Hither th’ oppressed shall henceforth resort,
    Justice to crave, and succour at your court;
    And then your highness, not for our’s alone,
    But for the world’s protector shall be known. Edmund Waller.

    The king of Spain, who is protector of the commonwealth, received information from the great duke. Addison.

    Is it concluded, he shall be protector?
    —— It is determin’d, not concluded yet. William Shakespeare.


  1. protector

    A protector is an individual, entity, or device that defends, guards, or safeguards something or someone from harm, damage, or loss. This can involve physical protection, as in the case of bodyguards or safety equipment, or non-physical protection, such as legal representation, insurance, or emotional support. A protector takes responsibility for the safety and well-being of those under its protection.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Protectornoun

    one who, or that which, defends or shields from injury, evil, oppression, etc.; a defender; a guardian; a patron

  2. Protectornoun

    one having the care of the kingdom during the king's minority; a regent

  3. Protectornoun

    a cardinal, from one of the more considerable Roman Catholic nations, who looks after the interests of his people at Rome; also, a cardinal who has the same relation to a college, religious order, etc

  4. Etymology: [L.: cf. F. protecteur.]


  1. Protector

    Protector, sometimes spelled protecter, is used as a title or part of various historical titles of heads of state and others in authority. The word literally means one who protects.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of protector in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of protector in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of protector in a Sentence

  1. Jurnee Thompson:

    I don't want this just to be washed away. I want Jurnee's legacy to live on. Jurnee was a lover, a protector, a fighter.

  2. Michael Bass:

    I’ve heard Jeff described in the last day as our North Star, and as the captain of our ship, the ship that he’s been building for the last nine years. He’s been … both our guide and our protector in the many storms that we’ve faced, we will miss him, so much. I know we will, I will tell you because I know people are worried and concerned, and I’m just going to be honest, you can’t replace Jeff. It’s not possible.

  3. Matt Angle:

    The Department of Justice has completed the conversion from a vote protector to a vote suppressor.

  4. Pope Francis on Saturday:

    Although it is a symbol of life, the female body is unfortunately not rarely attacked and disfigured, even by those who should be its protector and life companion.

  5. Maritza Cibuls:

    It turns out my husband just forgot to put the mattress protector on when he changed the sheets.

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