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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.
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.
|Noun||1.||protection - 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
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"
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
insulation - the act of protecting something by surrounding it with material that reduces or prevents the transmission of sound or heat or electricity
covering - the act of protecting something by covering it
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)
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 injury; "they had no protection from the fallout"; "wax provided protection for the floors"|
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
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)
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)
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
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
|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"
radioprotection - protection against harmful effects of radiation
|5.||protection - kindly endorsement and guidance; "the tournament was held under the auspices of the city council"|
|6.||protection - 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"|
|7.||protection - 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)
to be under sb's protection → estar bajo la protección de algn, estar amparado por algn
the policy offers protection against → la póliza protege contra ...
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
to be under sb's protection → essere sotto la protezione di qn