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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.shielded - (used especially of machinery) protected by a shield to prevent injury
protected - kept safe or defended from danger or injury or loss; "the most protected spot I could find"
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She thrust a bare, white arm from the curtain which shielded her open door, and received the cup from his hands.
I said I must be allowed to act under a French name, so that I might be shielded from obloquy in my country, in case of fatal results.
The sight that met his eyes should have been shielded in pity from the observation of the street.
The king, her father, has carefully shielded this treasure from the vulgar gaze, and has taken every precaution to keep her from the sight of everyone except the happy mortal he may choose to be her husband.
He could have shielded me with his higher rank, while I could have improved his mind with my culture, and, well .