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English noun: shield

1. shield (artifact) a protective covering or structure


Broader (hypernym)protection, protective cover, protective covering


Narrower (hyponym)nipple shield, plate, scale, shell, shielding, shielding

2. shield (artifact) armor carried on the arm to intercept blows


Synonymsbuckler


Broader (hypernym)armor, armour


Narrower (hyponym)escutcheon, pavis, pavise, scutcheon

3. shield (animal) hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles


Synonymscarapace, cuticle, shell


Broader (hypernym)scute


Narrower (hyponym)cuticula


Part meronymarthropod, mollusc, mollusk, shellfish, turtle


Substance holonymshell


English verb: shield

1. shield (competition) protect, hide, or conceal from danger or harm


Synonymsscreen


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)protect

2. shield (perception) hold back a thought or feeling about


SamplesShe is harboring a grudge against him.


Synonymsharbor, harbour


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)conceal, hide









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