Engelsk ordbok

Tips: Spørsmålstegn (?) kan anvendes som jokertegn (wild card). Spørsmålstegnet erstatter et tegn.

Engelsk substantiv: defense

1. defense (om handling) (military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThey died in the defense of Stalingrad.
They were developed for the defense program.

Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)defence, defensive measure

Mindre spesifikke uttrykkaction, military action

Mere spesifikke uttrykkair defense, biodefence, biodefense, biological defence, biological defense, biological warfare defence, biological warfare defense, BW defence, BW defense, chemical defence, chemical defense, deliberate defence, deliberate defense, hasty defence, hasty defense, minelaying, mining, stand, umbrella

Overordnet kategoriarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

2. defense (om handling) protection from harm

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningSanitation is the best defense against disease.

Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)defence

Mindre spesifikke uttrykkprotection

3. defense (om gruppe) (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHis teams are always good on defense.

Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)defence, defending team

Mindre spesifikke uttrykksquad, team

Overordnet kategoriathletics, sport

Uttrykk med motsatt betydning (antonymer)offence, offense

4. defense (om kommunikasjon) the justification for some act or belief

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe offered a persuasive defense of the theory.

Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)defence, vindication

Mindre spesifikke uttrykkjustification

Mere spesifikke uttrykkalibi, alibi, apologia, apology, exculpation, excuse, self-justification

5. defense (om prosess) (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires

Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)defence, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense mechanism, defense reaction

Mindre spesifikke uttrykkprocess, psychoanalytic process, unconscious process

Mere spesifikke uttrykkcompensation, conversion, denial, displacement, idealisation, idealization, intellectualisation, intellectualization, isolation, projection, rationalisation, rationalization, reaction formation, regression, repression

Overordnet kategoripsychiatry, psychological medicine, psychopathology

6. Defense (om gruppe) the federal department responsible for safeguarding national security of the United States; created in 1947

Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)Defense Department, Department of Defense, DoD, United States Department of Defense

Mindre spesifikke uttrykkexecutive department

Omfatter disse spesifikke uttrykkAir Force, Army, Ballistic Missile Defense Organization, BMDO, Casualty Care Research Center, CCRC, DARPA, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Defense Information Systems Agency, Defense Intelligence Agency, Defense Logistics Agency, Defense Technical Information Center, Department of Defense Laboratory System, DIA, DISA, DTIC, LABLINK, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, National Reconnaissance Office, National Security Agency, Navy, NGA, NRO, NSA, U. S. Air Force, U. S. Army, United States Air Force, United States Army, United States Navy, US Air Force, US Army, US Navy, USA, USAF, USN

7. defense (om gruppe) the defendant and his legal advisors collectively

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe defense called for a mistrial.

Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)defence, defense lawyers, defense team

Mindre spesifikke uttrykkaccumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection

Uttrykk med motsatt betydning (antonymer)prosecution

8. defense (om kommunikasjon) the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHis refutation of the charges was short and persuasive.
In defense he said the other man started it.

Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)defence, refutation

Mindre spesifikke uttrykkanswer

Mere spesifikke uttrykkconfutation, rebuttal

9. defense (om gruppe) an organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe joined the defense against invasion.

Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)defence, defence force, defense force

Mindre spesifikke uttrykkorganisation, organization

Mere spesifikke uttrykkbastion

10. defense (om gjenstand) a structure used to defend against attack

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe artillery battered down the defenses.

Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)defence, defensive structure

Mindre spesifikke uttrykkconstruction, structure

Mere spesifikke uttrykkcheval-de-frise, chevaux-de-frise, fastness, fort, fortification, fortress, line of defence, line of defense, munition, outwork, stronghold

11. defense (om handling) a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe gave evidence for the defense.

Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)defence, demurrer, denial

Mindre spesifikke uttrykkdue process, due process of law

Mere spesifikke uttrykkentrapment

Omfatter disse overordnede uttrykkenetrial

Overordnet kategorijurisprudence, law

Uttrykk med motsatt betydning (antonymer)criminal prosecution, prosecution

12. defense (om handling) the act of defending someone or something against attack or injury

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningA good boxer needs a good defense.
Defense against hurricanes is an urgent problem.

Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)defence

Mindre spesifikke uttrykkprotection

Basert på WordNet 3.0 copyright © Princeton University.
Teknikk og design: Orcapia v/ Per Bang. Norsk utgave: .
2020 onlineordbog.dk