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English noun: protection

1. protection (act) the activity of protecting someone or something


SamplesThe witnesses demanded police protection.


Broader (hypernym)activity


Narrower (hyponym)accompaniment, air cover, care, charge, civil defense, covering, defence, defence, defense, defense, escort, guardianship, immunisation, immunization, inoculating, insulation, locking, lockup, momism, overprotection, overshielding, patrol, preservation, ruggedisation, ruggedization, saving, sealing, self-defence, self-defense, self-protection, shielding, tutelage, vaccinating, waterproofing

2. protection (artifact) a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury


SamplesThey had no protection from the fallout.
Wax provided protection for the floors.


Synonymsprotective cover, protective covering


Broader (hypernym)covering


Narrower (hyponym)armguard, armor, armour, back, bell glass, bell jar, binder, binding, blind, bonnet, book binding, bracer, cap, cladding, cloche, coaster, cold frame, cover, cowl, cowling, crystal, dashboard, dust cover, escutcheon, faceplate, facing, fall-board, fallboard, finger plate, heat shield, hood, housing, liner, lining, mask, mulch, overlay, overlayer, ring-binder, roof, roof, screen, screen, scutcheon, shade, sheath, sheathing, shelter, shield, splashboard, splashboard, splasher, splasher, testudo, thumbstall, toecap, washboard, watch crystal, watch glass

3. protection (possession) defense against financial failure; financial independence


SamplesHis pension gave him security in his old age.
Insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness.


Synonymssecurity


Broader (hypernym)assets


Narrower (hyponym)easy street, hedge, hedging, insurance

4. protection (state) the condition of being protected


SamplesThey were huddled together for protection.
He enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home.


Synonymsshelter


Broader (hypernym)security


Narrower (hyponym)indemnity, insurance, radioprotection

5. protection (act) kindly endorsement and guidance


SamplesThe tournament was held under the auspices of the city council.


Synonymsaegis, auspices


Broader (hypernym)endorsement, indorsement

6. protection (act) the imposition of duties or quotas on imports in order to protect domestic industry against foreign competition


SamplesHe made trade protection a plank in the party platform.


Synonymstrade protection


Broader (hypernym)imposition, infliction

7. protection (act) payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence


SamplesEvery store in the neighborhood had to pay him protection.


Synonymstribute


Broader (hypernym)extortion









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