Dictionary Results for protection


1. protection - noun

· the activity of protecting someone or something; "the witnesses demanded police protection"

Hypernym(s): activity




2. protection - noun

· a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury; "they had no protection from the fallout"; "wax provided protection for the floors"

Synonym(s): protective_covering, protective_cover

Hypernym(s): covering




3. protection - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): security

Hypernym(s): assets




4. protection - noun

· the condition of being protected; "they were huddled together for protection"; "he enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home"

Synonym(s): shelter

Hypernym(s): security




5. protection - noun

· kindly endorsement and guidance; "the tournament was held under the auspices of the city council"

Synonym(s): auspices, aegis

Hypernym(s): endorsement, indorsement




6. protection - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): trade_protection

Hypernym(s): imposition, infliction




7. protection - noun

· payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence; "every store in the neighborhood had to pay him protection"

Synonym(s): tribute

Hypernym(s): extortion





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