Noun Definition


1.Definition: a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury

"They had no protection from the fallout", "Wax provided protection for the floors"

Category: Objects

2.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):security

Category: General

3.Definition: kindly endorsement and guidance

Related Noun(s):aegis, auspices

Category: General

4.Definition: payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence

"Every store in the neighborhood had to pay him protection"

Related Noun(s):tribute

Category: General

5.Definition: the activity of protecting someone or something

"The witnesses demanded police protection"

Category: General

6.Definition: the condition of being protected

"They were huddled together for protection", "He enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home"

Related Noun(s):shelter

Category: General

7.Definition: 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"

Category: General