shield


shield
shield1 [ʃi:ld] n
↑shield, ↑sword
[: Old English; Origin: scield]
1.)
a) a large piece of metal or leather that soldiers used in the past to protect themselves when fighting
b) a piece of equipment made of strong plastic, used by the police to protect themselves against angry crowds
= riot shield
2.)
a) something in the shape of a shield, wide at the top and curving to a point at the bottom, that is given as a prize for winning a competition, especially a sports competition
b) a drawing or model of a shield, wide at the top and curving to a point at the bottom, that is used as a ↑coat of arms
3.) something that protects a person or thing from harm or damage
shield against
The immune system is our body's shield against infection.
4.) AmE the small piece of metal that a police officer wears to show that they are a police officer
= ↑badge
shield 2
shield2 v [T]
to protect someone or something from being harmed or damaged
Women will often lie to shield even the most abusive partner.
shield sb/sth from sb/sth
He held up his hands, shielding his eyes from the sun.
import tariffs that shield firms from foreign competition

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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