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shield

 (shēld)
n.
1. A broad piece of armor made of rigid material and strapped to the arm or carried in the hand for protection against hurled or thrusted weapons.
2. A person or thing that provides protection.
3. A protective device or structure, as:
a. A steel sheet attached to an artillery piece to protect gunners from small-arms fire and shrapnel.
b. Physics A wall or housing of concrete or lead built around a nuclear reactor to prevent the escape of radiation.
c. Electronics A structure or arrangement of metal plates or mesh designed to protect a piece of electronic equipment from electrostatic or magnetic interference.
d. A pad worn, as at the armpits, to protect a garment from perspiration.
e. A sanitary napkin.
4. Zoology A protective plate or similar hard outer covering; a scute or scutellum.
5. Something that resembles a shield, as:
a. An escutcheon.
b. A decorative emblem that often serves to identify an organization or a government.
c. A police officer's badge.
6. Geology The ancient, stable, interior layer of continents composed of primarily Precambrian igneous or metamorphic rocks. Also called continental shield.
v. shield·ed, shield·ing, shields
v.tr.
1. To protect from being attacked, exposed to danger, or subjected to difficulty: "a policymaking elite whose families and purses are shielded from the sacrifices war entails" (Uwe E. Reinhardt). See Synonyms at defend.
2. To cover up; conceal: "Though many eyes were watching, none could pierce the halo of morning sunlight that surrounded and shielded the hawk" (Peter Dunne).
v.intr.
To act or serve as a shield or safeguard.

[Middle English sheld, from Old English scield; see skel- in Indo-European roots.]

shield′er n.

shield

(ʃiːld)
n
1. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) any protection used to intercept blows, missiles, etc, such as a tough piece of armour carried on the arm
2. any similar protective device
3. (Heraldry) heraldry Also called: scutcheon or escutcheon a pointed stylized shield used for displaying armorial bearings
4. anything that resembles a shield in shape, such as a prize in a sports competition
5. (Zoology) the protective outer covering of an animal, such as the shell of a turtle
6. (Nuclear Physics) physics a structure of concrete, lead, etc, placed around a nuclear reactor or other source of radiation in order to prevent the escape of radiation
7. (Geological Science) a broad stable plateau of ancient Precambrian rocks forming the rigid nucleus of a particular continent. See Baltic Shield, Canadian Shield
8. (Clothing & Fashion) short for dress shield
9. (Civil Engineering) civil engineering a hollow steel cylinder that protects men driving a circular tunnel through loose, soft, or water-bearing ground
10. (Cricket) Austral short for the Sheffield Shield
11. (Rugby) NZ short for the Ranfurly Shield
vb
(tr) to protect, hide, or conceal (something) from danger or harm
[Old English scield; related to Old Norse skjöldr, Gothic skildus, Old High German scilt shield, Old English sciell shell]
ˈshielder n
ˈshieldˌlike adj

shield

(ʃild)

n.
1. a device used as a defense against blows or hurled objects, esp. a broad piece of armor carried on the arm or in the hand.
2. a person or thing that guards or defends.
3. any of various devices or barriers for protection, as from injury.
4. an escutcheon typically having a broad top and pointed bottom and displaying armorial bearings.
5. something shaped like a shield.
6. a police officer's, detective's, or sheriff's badge.
7. a bulletproof screen attached to a gun to protect its crew, mechanism, etc.
8. a protective plate or the like on the body of an animal, as a scute, enlarged scale, etc.
9. a pad worn or attached inside the underarm of a garment to protect it against perspiration stains.
10. a vast area of ancient crustal rocks which, together with a platform, constitutes a craton.
11. a lead or concrete structure around a nuclear reactor serving as a barrier against escaping radiation.
v.t.
12. to protect with or as if with a shield.
13. to serve as a protection for.
14. to hide or conceal; protect by hiding.
15. Obs. to avert; forbid.
v.i.
16. to act or serve as a shield.
[before 900; Old English sceld, c. Old Frisian skeld, Old High German skilt, Old Norse skjǫldr, Gothic skildus]
shield′er, n.
shield′less, adj.

shield


Past participle: shielded
Gerund: shielding

Imperative
shield
shield
Present
I shield
you shield
he/she/it shields
we shield
you shield
they shield
Preterite
I shielded
you shielded
he/she/it shielded
we shielded
you shielded
they shielded
Present Continuous
I am shielding
you are shielding
he/she/it is shielding
we are shielding
you are shielding
they are shielding
Present Perfect
I have shielded
you have shielded
he/she/it has shielded
we have shielded
you have shielded
they have shielded
Past Continuous
I was shielding
you were shielding
he/she/it was shielding
we were shielding
you were shielding
they were shielding
Past Perfect
I had shielded
you had shielded
he/she/it had shielded
we had shielded
you had shielded
they had shielded
Future
I will shield
you will shield
he/she/it will shield
we will shield
you will shield
they will shield
Future Perfect
I will have shielded
you will have shielded
he/she/it will have shielded
we will have shielded
you will have shielded
they will have shielded
Future Continuous
I will be shielding
you will be shielding
he/she/it will be shielding
we will be shielding
you will be shielding
they will be shielding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been shielding
you have been shielding
he/she/it has been shielding
we have been shielding
you have been shielding
they have been shielding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been shielding
you will have been shielding
he/she/it will have been shielding
we will have been shielding
you will have been shielding
they will have been shielding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been shielding
you had been shielding
he/she/it had been shielding
we had been shielding
you had been shielding
they had been shielding
Conditional
I would shield
you would shield
he/she/it would shield
we would shield
you would shield
they would shield
Past Conditional
I would have shielded
you would have shielded
he/she/it would have shielded
we would have shielded
you would have shielded
they would have shielded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shield - a protective covering or structureshield - a protective covering or structure  
nipple shield - a rubber or plastic shield to protect the nipples of nursing women
scale, shell, plate - a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)
protective cover, protective covering, protection - a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury; "they had no protection from the fallout"; "wax provided protection for the floors"
shielding - a shield of lead or concrete intended as a barrier to radiation emitted in nuclear decay
shielding - shield consisting of an arrangement of metal mesh or plates designed to protect electronic equipment from ambient electromagnetic interference
2.shield - armor carried on the arm to intercept blowsshield - armor carried on the arm to intercept blows
armor, armour - protective covering made of metal and used in combat
scutcheon, escutcheon - a shield; especially one displaying a coat of arms
pavis, pavise - (Middle Ages) a large heavy oblong shield protecting the whole body; originally carried but sometimes set up in permanent position
3.shield - hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtlesshield - hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles
turtle - any of various aquatic and land reptiles having a bony shell and flipper-like limbs for swimming
arthropod - invertebrate having jointed limbs and a segmented body with an exoskeleton made of chitin
cuticula - the outer body wall of an insect
scute - large bony or horny plate as on an armadillo or turtle or the underside of a snake
mollusc, mollusk, shellfish - invertebrate having a soft unsegmented body usually enclosed in a shell
shell - the material that forms the hard outer covering of many animals
Verb1.shield - protect, hide, or conceal from danger or harm
protect - shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage; "Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain"
2.shield - hold back a thought or feeling about; "She is harboring a grudge against him"
conceal, hide - prevent from being seen or discovered; "Muslim women hide their faces"; "hide the money"

shield

noun
1. protection, cover, defence, screen, guard, ward (archaic), shelter, safeguard, aegis, rampart, bulwark innocents used as a human shield against attack
2. buckler, escutcheon (Heraldry), targe (archaic) a warrior with sword and shield
verb
1. protect, cover, screen, guard, defend, shelter, safeguard He shielded his head from the sun with an old sack.

shield

noun
The act or a means of defending:
verb
To keep safe from danger, attack, or harm:
Archaic: fend.
Translations
تُرْسترْسدِرْعوِقايَه، وِقاءيَحْمي، يَقي
štítchránitkrytodznakzakrývat
skjoldafskærmebeskyttepræmiepladeskærme for
kaitse
kilpisuojasuojata
štit
pajzsvédelem
skjöldurskÿlaskÿla, hlífa, verndaverîlaunaskjöldurvernda
保護する保護物
방패을 보호하다
scutum
apsaugaskydasženklelis
aizklātaizsargātaizsargsaizsegsaizsegt
pavăzăscut
krytštítzakrývať
ščitzaščititi
sköldskydda
โล่
kalkankorumakşiltgözlerden gizlemek
cái khiên

shield

[ʃiːld]
A. N
1. (armour, also Her) → escudo m (Tech) (on machine etc) → blindaje m, capa f protectora
2. (US) (= badge) [of policeman] → placa f
B. VTproteger
to shield sb from sthproteger a algn de algo
to shield one's eyestaparse los ojos

shield

[ˈʃiːld]
n
[soldier, warrior] → bouclier m
(also riot shield) → bouclier m antiémeute
(= protection) → protection f, écran m
a shield against the sun → un écran contre le soleil
He used his left hand as a shield against the reflecting sunlight
BUT Il se servit de sa main gauche pour protéger ses yeux de la lumière du soleil. human shield
(= screen) (on machine)écran m de protection
a heat shield → un bouclier thermique
(= trophy) → trophée m
(US) (= police badge) insigne en forme de bouclier porté par les officiers de police américains
(HERALDRY)écu m, écusson m
vt
(= protect) → protéger
to shield sb from sth → protéger qn de qch, protéger qn contre qch
(= shade) [+ eyes] → protéger du soleil

shield

n (Mil, Her) → Schild m; (Zool also) → Panzer m; (= sporting trophy also)Trophäe f; (on machine) → Schutzschirm or -schild m; (= eyeshield, radiation shield)Schirm m; (fig)Schutz m; riot shieldSchutzschild m; God is our shieldGott ist unser Schild
vtschützen (→ sb from sth jdn vor etw dat); industryabsichern, abschirmen; she tried to shield him from the truthsie versuchte, ihm die Wahrheit zu ersparen

shield

[ʃiːld]
1. n (armour) → scudo; (on machine) → schermo (di protezione)
2. vt to shield sb from sthriparare qn da qc
to shield sb with one's body → fare scudo a qn con il proprio corpo

shield

(ʃiːld) noun
1. a broad piece of metal, wood etc carried as a protection against weapons.
2. something or someone that protects. A thick steel plate acted as a heat shield.
3. a trophy shaped like a shield won in a sporting competition etc. My son has won the archery shield.
verb
(often with from).
1. to protect. The goggles shielded the motorcyclist's eyes from dust.
2. to prevent from being seen clearly. That group of trees shields the house from the road.

shield

تُرْس štít skjold Schild ασπίδα escudo kilpi bouclier štit scudo 방패 schild skjold tarcza escudo щит sköld โล่ kalkan cái khiên

shield

n. escudo, cubierta.
References in classic literature ?
Feeling stronger than ever to meet and subdue her Apollyon, she pinned the note inside her frock, as a shield and a reminder, lest she be taken unaware, and proceeded to open her other letter, quite ready for either good or bad news.
and he held up his hands instinctively to shield his face.
The utmost that the scout could effect, was to keep the muzzle of his rifle a little in advance of his friend, to whom, however, it answered every purpose of a charmed shield.
Its front is ornamented with a portico of half-a-dozen wooden pillars, supporting a balcony, beneath which a flight of wide granite steps descends towards the street Over the entrance hovers an enormous specimen of the American eagle, with outspread wings, a shield before her breast, and, if I recollect aright, a bunch of intermingled thunder- bolts and barbed arrows in each claw.
So each man in turn took an oath of which he did not understand a word, and then was presented with a handsome ornamented document with a big red seal and the shield of the United States upon it, and was told that he had become a citizen of the Republic and the equal of the President himself.
Clare felt the loss of Eva as deeply as she could feel anything; and, as she was a woman that had a great faculty of making everybody unhappy when she was, her immediate attendants had still stronger reason to regret the loss of their young mistress, whose winning ways and gentle intercessions had so often been a shield to them from the tyrannical and selfish exactions of her mother.
Sir Launcelot put his shield afore him, and put the stroke away of the one giant, and with his sword he clave his head asunder.
She would show the glittering arch of her upper third, occasionally, and scrape it along behind the comblike row; sometimes a pinnacle stood straight up, like a statuette of ebony, against that glittering white shield, then seemed to glide out of it by its own volition and power, and become a dim specter, while the next pinnacle glided into its place and blotted the spotless disk with the black exclamation-point of its presence.
He saw what was coming, and bent his head sideways, and put up his left arm to shield it.
In some few instances, their incredulity arises from a want of reflection; but, generally, it indicates a hatred of the light, a desire to shield slavery from the assaults of its foes, a contempt of the colored race, whether bond or free.
Yet as she was convinced that Marianne's affection for Willoughby, could leave no hope of Colonel Brandon's success, whatever the event of that affection might be, and at the same time wished to shield her conduct from censure, she thought it most prudent and kind, after some consideration, to say more than she really knew or believed.
France, less favoured on the whole as to matters spiritual than her sister of the shield and trident, rolled with exceeding smoothness down hill, making paper money and spending it.