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pro·tec·tor

also pro·tect·er  (prə-tĕk′tər)
n.
1. One who protects; a guardian.
2. A device that protects; a guard.
3. Protector
a. A person who rules a kingdom during the minority of a sovereign.
b. The head of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 1653 to 1659.

pro·tec′tor·al adj.
pro·tec′tor·ship′ n.

protector

(prəˈtɛktə)
n
1. a person or thing that protects
2. (Historical Terms) history a person who exercised royal authority during the minority, absence, or incapacity of the monarch
proˈtectoral adj
proˈtectress, proˈtectrix fem n

Protector

(prəˈtɛktə)
n
(Historical Terms) short for Lord Protector, the title borne by Oliver Cromwell (1653–58) and by Richard Cromwell (1658–59) as heads of state during the period known as the Protectorate

pro•tec•tor

(prəˈtɛk tər)

n.
1. a person or thing that protects; defender; guardian.
2. (cap.) Also called Lord Protector. the title of the head of the government during the British Protectorate, held by Oliver Cromwell (1653–58) and by Richard Cromwell (1658–59).
[1325–75; Middle English protectour (< Anglo-French) < Late Latin]
pro•tec′tor•ship`, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.protector - a person who cares for persons or propertyprotector - a person who cares for persons or property
admonisher, monitor, reminder - someone who gives a warning so that a mistake can be avoided
bodyguard, escort - someone who escorts and protects a prominent person
paladin, champion, fighter, hero - someone who fights for a cause
chaperon, chaperone - one who accompanies and supervises a young woman or gatherings of young people
custodian, keeper, steward - one having charge of buildings or grounds or animals
fire fighter, fire-eater, firefighter, fireman - a member of a fire department who tries to extinguish fires
foster parent, foster-parent - a person who acts as parent and guardian for a child in place of the child's natural parents but without legally adopting the child
guard - a person who keeps watch over something or someone
keeper - someone in charge of other people; "am I my brother's keeper?"
law officer, lawman, peace officer - an officer of the law
patron saint - a saint who is considered to be a defender of some group or nation
peacekeeper - someone who keeps peace; "she's the peacekeeper in that family"
preserver - someone who keeps safe from harm or danger
tribune - (ancient Rome) an official elected by the plebeians to protect their interests
watchdog - a guardian or defender against theft or illegal practices or waste; "she is the global watchdog for human rights abuses"

protector

noun
2. guard, screen, protection, shield, pad, cushion, buffer Ear protectors must be worn when operating this equipment.

protector

noun
1. A person or special body of persons assigned to provide protection or keep watch over, for example:
2. The act or a means of defending:
Translations
حامٍ، مُدافِع، واقٍ
ochránce
beskytterprotektor
védelmezõ
verndari
ochranca
koruyucu

protector

[prəˈtektəʳ] N
1. (= defender) → protector(a) m/f
2. (= protective wear) → protector m

protector

[prəˈtɛktər] nprotecteur/trice m/f

protector

n
(= defender)Beschützer(in) m(f)
(= protective wear)Schutz m

protector

[prəˈtɛktəʳ] nprotettore/trice

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

protector

n protector m; hearing — protector auditivo
References in classic literature ?
My dear niece," cries she, "you will have a very good protector in his lordship; a protector whom nothing but a hankering after that vile fellow Jones can make you decline.
This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears above ground he is a protector.
How then does a protector begin to change into a tyrant?
An unhappy lapse of fortune and the absence of my protector have cast me down, certainly, but not forever.
I understand, Bertuccio has been sent by my protector.
And I have reason to believe they had some imagination that I was of their own species, which I often assisted myself by stripping up my sleeves, and showing my naked arms and breasts in their sight, when my protector was with me.
During the first days of the journey Aouda became better acquainted with her protector, and constantly gave evidence of her deep gratitude for what he had done.
said the Jackal, hunting for fleas, but keeping one wary eye on his Protector of the Poor.
madame, the credit of my protector is incontestable and his promises are as good as deeds.
Frecoult spoke with her but seldom, and she understood that in carrying out his deception he must maintain the semblance of her captor, rather than protector, and so she suspected nothing though she saw the friendly relations which seemed to exist between the European and the Arab leader of the band.
Being under a necessity of obeying our acoba, or protector, we changed our place of abode as often as he desired it, though not without great inconveniences, from the excessive heat of the weather and the faintness which our strict observation of the fasts and austerities of Lent, as it is kept in this country, had brought upon us.
Safie was always gay and happy; she and I improved rapidly in the knowledge of language, so that in two months I began to comprehend most of the words uttered by my protectors.