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pro·tec·tion

 (prə-tĕk′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act of protecting.
b. The condition of being protected.
2. One that protects: wore gloves as a protection against cold; saw darkness as their protection in trying to escape.
3. A pass guaranteeing safe-conduct to travelers.
4. Something that lowers the risk of pregnancy or infection, especially the use of a condom.
5.
a. Payment collected by racketeers from businesses or illegal enterprises under threat of violence.
b. Payment made by racketeers to officials or law enforcement to avoid arrest or prosecution.

pro·tec′tion·al adj.

protection

(prəˈtɛkʃən)
n
1. the act of protecting or the condition of being protected
2. something that protects
3. (Economics)
a. the imposition of duties or quotas on imports, designed for the protection of domestic industries against overseas competition, expansion of domestic employment, etc
b. Also called: protectionism the system, policy, or theory of such restrictions. Compare free trade
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a document that grants protection or immunity from arrest or harassment to a person, esp a traveller
5. (Mountaineering) mountaineering security on a climb provided by running belays, etc
6. informal
a. Also called: protection money money demanded by gangsters for freedom from molestation
b. freedom from molestation purchased in this way
proˈtectionˌism n
proˈtectionist n, adj

pro•tec•tion

(prəˈtɛk ʃən)

n.
1. the act of protecting or the state of being protected.
2. a thing, person, or group that protects.
3. Insurance. coverage (def. 1).
4.
a. money paid to racketeers for a guarantee against threatened violence.
b. bribe money paid to the police or other authorities for overlooking criminal activity.
5. a document that assures safety for the person, persons, or property specified in it.

protection

1. Measures that are taken to keep nuclear, biological, and chemical hazards from having an adverse effect on personnel,equipment, or critical assets and facilities. Protection consistsof five groups of activities: hardening of positions; protectingpersonnel; assuming mission-oriented protective posture; usingphysical defense measures; and reacting to attack.
2. In spaceusage, active and passive defensive measures to ensure thatUnited States and friendly space systems perform as designed byseeking to overcome an adversary's attempts to negate them and tominimize damage if negation is attempted. See also mission-oriented protective posture; space control.

Protection

 

ride shotgun To guard goods or protect persons susceptible to attack. The expression originated with the custom of having armed guards riding beside stagecoach drivers in the days when they were frequently held up by bandits. It gained new currency with books and films on organized crime, since gangsters’ bodyguards were often spoken of as “riding shotgun.” The phrase is now used not only for one who provides armed security, but also for one who plays any sort of protective role, as witness these citations from Webster’s Third:

Armed security forces … have ridden shotgun on every Israeli civilian flight since the Athens raid. (Newsweek)
… a front-seat passenger riding shotgun and calling out road conditions ahead. (P. J. C. Friedlander)

run interference To protect or defend a person, his reputation, a project, or any other matter which has come under attack; to prepare the way or lay the groundwork for a potentially controversial plan, project, etc. This expression is derived from “running interference” in football, i.e., running ahead of a ball-carrier and blocking prospective tackier’s out of the way. Though still commonly used in football, run interference is applied figuratively in contexts in which one diverts or otherwise deals with opposition, often with the implication that by so doing, he may be placing himself in jeopardy.

take under [one’s] wing See GUIDANCE.

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.protection - the activity of protecting someone or somethingprotection - the activity of protecting someone or something; "the witnesses demanded police protection"
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
air cover - the use of military aircraft to provide protection against attack by enemy aircraft during ground or naval operations
shielding - the act of shielding from harm
preservation, saving - the activity of protecting something from loss or danger
momism, overprotection, overshielding - excessive protection
defence, defense - the act of defending someone or something against attack or injury; "a good boxer needs a good defense"; "defense against hurricanes is an urgent problem"
defense, defence - protection from harm; "sanitation is the best defense against disease"
inoculating, vaccinating - the act of protecting against disease by introducing a vaccine into the body to induce immunity; "doctors examined the recruits but nurses did the inoculating"
patrol - the activity of going around or through an area at regular intervals for security purposes
self-defence, self-defense, self-protection - the act of defending yourself
insulation - the act of protecting something by surrounding it with material that reduces or prevents the transmission of sound or heat or electricity
locking, lockup - the act of locking something up to protect it
escort, accompaniment - the act of accompanying someone or something in order to protect them
covering - the act of protecting something by covering it
immunisation, immunization - the act of making immune (especially by inoculation)
guardianship, tutelage, care, charge - attention and management implying responsibility for safety; "he is in the care of a bodyguard"
ruggedisation, ruggedization - the act of making a piece of equipment rugged (strengthening to resist wear or abuse)
sealing, waterproofing - the act of treating something to make it repel water
civil defense - activities organized by civilians for their own protection in time of war or disaster
2.protection - a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injuryprotection - a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury; "they had no protection from the fallout"; "wax provided protection for the floors"
armor, armour - protective covering made of metal and used in combat
bell glass, bell jar - a bell-shaped glass cover used to protect and display delicate objects or to cover scientific apparatus or to contain gases
ring-binder, binder - holds loose papers or magazines
book binding, cover, binding, back - the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book; "the book had a leather binding"
screen, blind - a protective covering that keeps things out or hinders sight; "they had just moved in and had not put up blinds yet"
armguard, bracer - a protective covering for the wrist or arm that is used in archery and fencing and other sports
cap - something serving as a cover or protection
cloche - a low transparent cover put over young plants to protect them from cold
coaster - a covering (plate or mat) that protects the surface of a table (i.e., from the condensation on a cold glass or bottle)
cold frame - protective covering consisting of a wooden frame with a glass top in which small plants are protected from the cold
covering - an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)
watch crystal, watch glass, crystal - a protective cover that protects the face of a watch
dust cover - a removable plastic protective covering for a piece of equipment
faceplate - a protective covering for the front of a machine or device (as a door lock or computer component)
cladding, facing - a protective covering that protects the outside of a building
fallboard, fall-board - the hinged protective covering that protects the keyboard of a piano when it is not being played
escutcheon, finger plate, scutcheon - a flat protective covering (on a door or wall etc) to prevent soiling by dirty fingers
heat shield - a protective covering that protects a spacecraft from overheating on reentry
cowl, cowling, bonnet, hood - protective covering consisting of a metal part that covers the engine; "there are powerful engines under the hoods of new cars"; "the mechanic removed the cowling in order to repair the plane's engine"
housing - a protective cover designed to contain or support a mechanical component
lining, liner - a protective covering that protects an inside surface
mask - a protective covering worn over the face
mulch - a protective covering of rotting vegetable matter spread to reduce evaporation and soil erosion
roof - a protective covering that covers or forms the top of a building
roof - protective covering on top of a motor vehicle
screen - a protective covering consisting of netting; can be mounted in a frame; "they put screens in the windows for protection against insects"; "a metal screen protected the observers"
shade - protective covering that protects something from direct sunlight; "they used umbrellas as shades"; "as the sun moved he readjusted the shade"
sheath - a protective covering (as for a knife or sword)
overlay, overlayer, sheathing - protective covering consisting, for example, of a layer of boards applied to the studs and joists of a building to strengthen it and serve as a foundation for a weatherproof exterior
shelter - protective covering that provides protection from the weather
shield - a protective covering or structure
dashboard, splashboard, splasher - protective covering consisting of a panel to protect people from the splashing water or mud etc.
splasher - a protective covering over or beside a wheel to protect the upper part of a vehicle from splashes of mud
testudo - a movable protective covering that provided protection from above; used by Roman troops when approaching the walls of a besieged fortification
thumbstall - protective covering for an injured thumb
toecap - a protective leather or steel cover for the toe of a boot or shoe, reinforcing or decorating it
splashboard, washboard - protective covering consisting of a broad plank along a gunwale to keep water from splashing over the side
3.protection - 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"
assets - anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company
easy street - financial security
hedging, hedge - any technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial risk; for example, taking two positions that will offset each other if prices change
insurance - promise of reimbursement in the case of loss; paid to people or companies so concerned about hazards that they have made prepayments to an insurance company
4.protection - the condition of being protected; "they were huddled together for protection"; "he enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home"
security - the state of being free from danger or injury; "we support the armed services in the name of national security"
indemnity, insurance - protection against future loss
radioprotection - protection against harmful effects of radiation
5.protection - kindly endorsement and guidanceprotection - kindly endorsement and guidance; "the tournament was held under the auspices of the city council"
endorsement, indorsement - the act of endorsing; "a star athlete can make a lot of money from endorsements"
6.protection - the imposition of duties or quotas on imports in order to protect domestic industry against foreign competitionprotection - 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"
imposition, infliction - the act of imposing something (as a tax or an embargo)
7.protection - payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violenceprotection - payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence; "every store in the neighborhood had to pay him protection"
extortion - the felonious act of extorting money (as by threats of violence)

protection

noun
1. safety, charge, care, defence, protecting, security, guarding, custody, safeguard, preservation, aegis, guardianship, safekeeping The primary duty of parents is the protection of their children.
2. safeguard, cover, guard, shelter, screen, barrier, shield, refuge, buffer, bulwark Innocence is no protection from the evils in our society.
3. armour, cover, screen, barrier, shelter, shield, bulwark Riot shields acted as protection against the attack.

protection

noun
1. The act or a means of defending:
2. Something that physically protects, especially from danger:
Translations
حمايةحِمَايَةحِمايَهوِقايَه، شَيءٌ واقٍ
ochrana
beskyttelsesikkerhedværn
suojelu
zaštita
lindung
vernd, skjólvernd, vörn
保護
보호
zaščita
skydd
การป้องกัน
sự bảo vệ

protection

[prəˈtekʃən]
A. N
1. (gen) → protección f, amparo m
to be under sb's protectionestar bajo la protección de algn, estar amparado por algn
2. (Insurance, Ind, Jur) → protección f
the policy offers protection againstla póliza protege contra ...
3. (= contraception) → anticonceptivo m
they didn't use any protectionno usaron ningún anticonceptivo, no se han cuidado
B. CPD protection factor N [of sun cream] → factor m de protección
protection money N he pays 200 dollars a week protection moneypaga 200 dólares de protección a la semana
protection racket Nchantaje m

protection

[prəˈtɛkʃən] n
(from harm, damage)protection f
protection from sth, protection against sth → protection contre qch
The diet may offer protection against cancer → Ce régime pourrait apporter une protection contre le cancer.
to be under sb's protection → être sous la protection de qn
[rights, interests] → protection f
(= insurance cover) → protection f
protection against sth → protection contre qchprotection factor n [sun cream] → indice m de protection

protection

n
Schutz m (→ against gegen, from vor +dat); (of interests, rights)Wahrung f; to be under somebody’s protectionunter jds Schutz (dat)stehen
(also protection money)Schutzgeld nt

protection

:
protection error
n (Comput) → Schutzverletzung f
protection factor
n (of sun lotion)Lichtschutzfaktor m
protection fault
n (Comput) → Schutzverletzung f

protection

[prəˈtɛkʃn] n
a.protezione f; (against cold, wind) → riparo
to be under sb's protection → essere sotto la protezione di qn

protect

(prəˈtekt) verb
to guard or defend from danger; to keep safe. She protected the children from every danger; Which type of helmet protects the head best?; He wore a fur jacket to protect himself against the cold.
proˈtected adjective
(of certain animals or birds) protected by law from being shot etc.
proˈtection (-ʃən) noun
1. the act of protecting or state of being protected. He ran to his mother for protection; This type of lock gives extra protection against burglary.
2. something that protects. The trees were a good protection against the wind.
proˈtective (-tiv) adjective
giving, or intended to give, protection. protective clothing/glasses.
proˈtector noun

protection

حِمَايَة ochrana beskyttelse Schutz προστασία protección suojelu protection zaštita protezione 保護 보호 bescherming beskyttelse ochrona proteção защита skydd การป้องกัน koruma sự bảo vệ 保护

pro·tec·tion

n. protección, cuidado.

protection

n protección f
References in classic literature ?
Buffaloes proved soothing and satisfactory, and in her eagerness to amuse another, Beth forgot herself, and was quite unconscious of her sisters' surprise and delight at the unusual spectacle of Beth talking away to one of the dreadful boys, against whom she had begged protection.
Indeed the party of whites were set upon by the night insects to such an extent that it was necessary to hurry back to the protection of the nets.
Beyond Chicago we were under the protection of a friendly passenger conductor, who knew all about the country to which we were going and gave us a great deal of advice in exchange for our confidence.
The man is, most manifestly, a disciple of Apollo," cried the amused Alice, "and I take him under my own especial protection.
As one of her nearest kindred, she had naturally betaken herself to Hepzibah, with no idea of forcing herself on her cousin's protection, but only for a visit of a week or two, which might be indefinitely extended, should it prove for the happiness of both.
In the bosom of one of those spacious coves which indent the eastern shore of the Hudson, at that broad expansion of the river denominated by the ancient Dutch navigators the Tappan Zee, and where they always prudently shortened sail and implored the protection of St.
My acquaintance with sheets of water was small, and the pool of Bly, at all events on the few occasions of my consenting, under the protection of my pupils, to affront its surface in the old flat-bottomed boat moored there for our use, had impressed me both with its extent and its agitation.
That protection could only consist in his own predominating brain and heart and hand, backed by a heedful, closely calculating attention to every minute atmospheric influence which it was possible for his crew to be subjected to.
He had the feeling that this whole huge establishment had taken him under its protection, and had become responsible for his welfare.
So long as the law considers all these human beings, with beating hearts and living affections, only as so many things belonging to a master,--so long as the failure, or misfortune, or imprudence, or death of the kindest owner, may cause them any day to exchange a life of kind protection and indulgence for one of hopeless misery and toil,--so long it is impossible to make anything beautiful or desirable in the best regulated administration of slavery.
When I converse with the freest of my neighbors, I perceive that, whatever they may say about the magnitude and seriousness of the question, and their regard for the public tranquillity, the long and the short of the matter is, that they cannot spare the protection of the existing government, and they dread the consequences to their property and families of disobedience to it.
They were regarded as a perfect protection against sin, and advertised as such by my knights everywhere, with the paint-pot and stencil-plate; insomuch that there was not a cliff or a bowlder or a dead wall in England but you could read on it at a mile distance:

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