• Harry protects Susie from the oxen
    Harry protects Susie from the oxen
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n protection payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence "every store in the neighborhood had to pay him protection"
    • n protection the activity of protecting someone or something "the witnesses demanded police protection"
    • n protection 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"
    • n protection kindly endorsement and guidance "the tournament was held under the auspices of the city council"
    • n protection a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury "they had no protection from the fallout","wax provided protection for the floors"
    • n protection 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"
    • n protection the condition of being protected "they were huddled together for protection","he enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

An Arab man, possibly Ahmed Orabi, leaves the protection of lady Europe in order to chase after a lion draped in a Union Jack An Arab man, possibly Ahmed Orabi, leaves the protection of lady Europe in order to chase after a lion draped in a...

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Calling for shutgun comes form the Western Days when in the wagon the guy sitting next to the driver held a Shotgun for protection.
    • Protection (Polit. Econ) A theory, or a policy, of protecting the producers in a country from foreign competition in the home market by the imposition of such discriminating duties on goods of foreign production as will restrict or prevent their importation; -- opposed to free trade.
    • Protection A writing that protects or secures from molestation or arrest; a pass; a safe-conduct; a passport. "He . . . gave them protections under his hand."
    • Protection That which protects or preserves from injury; a defense; a shield; a refuge. "Let them rise up . . . and be your protection ."
    • Protection The act of protecting, or the state of being protected; preservation from loss, injury, or annoyance; defense; shelter; as, the weak need protection . "To your protection I commend me, gods."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.
    • n protection The act of protecting, or the state of being protected; defense; shelter or preservation from loss, injury, or any form of harm or evil: as, the protection of good laws; divine protection.
    • n protection That which protects or shields from harm; something that preserves from injury: as, camphor serves as a protection against moths.
    • n protection A writing that guarantees protection; a passport, safe-conduct, or other writing which secures the bearer from molestation; especially, a certificate of nationality issued by the customs authorities of the United States to seamen who are American citizens.
    • n protection In political economics, the theory, doctrine, or system of fostering or developing the industries of a country by means of imposts on products of the industries imported into that country; the discouragement of foreign competition with the industries of a country by imposing import duties, granting monopolies of commerce, etc. The system of protection was little known in antiquity, but prevailed extensively in the middleages, and has flourished widely since. A strong influence in favor of free trade was exerted in the eighteenth century by the physiocrats and by the writings of Adam Smith. Great Britain adopted a system of practical free trade by the abolition of the corn-laws in 1846 and later years, followed by the removal of duties on nearly all imported articles. On the continent of Europe the general tendency in recent years has been in the direction of increased protection. In the United States the policy of protection has, especially in later history, formed one of the leading national questions. See tariff and revenue.
    • n protection A writ issued to a person required to attend court as witness, juror, etc., to secure him from arrest for a certain time. Synonyms Guard, refuge, security.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Lizards can self-amputate their tails for protection. It grows back after a few months.
    • ns Protection act of protecting: state of being protected: preservation: defence: that which protects: guard: refuge: security: a writing guaranteeing against molestation or interference: passport: a fostering of home produce and manufactures by laying taxes on the importation of foreign goods
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  • Mark Twain
    “There are several good protections against temptation, but the surest is cowardice.”
  • David Seabury
    “Enthusiasm is the best protection in any situation. Wholeheartedness is contagious. Give yourself, if you wish to get others.”
  • Ovid
    “Envy feeds on the living, after death it rests, then the honor of a man protects him.”
  • Bhagavad Gita
    Bhagavad Gita
    “On this path effort never goes to waste, and there is no failure. Even a little effort toward spiritual awareness will protect you from the greatest fear.”
  • Sigmund Freud
    “I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.”
  • Leonardo Da Vinci
    “Just as courage imperils life; fear protects it.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. protectio,: cf. F. protection,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L., pro, in front, tegĕre, tectum, to cover.


In literature:

I was introduced into a Society for the protection of the people against traitors.
"I.N.R.I." by Peter Rosegger
This is because these parts of the skin come in contact with objects in such a way as to be liable to injury if not thus protected.
"First Book in Physiology and Hygiene" by J.H. Kellogg
They cared for them and protected them.
"History Of Ancient Civilization" by Charles Seignobos
Protection lay for her in Walter's chivalry, as she well knew.
"The Helpmate" by May Sinclair
Mr. Maher: Plant your protection when you plant your apple trees, and you will have your protection sooner than you have your apples.
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
The young Orangs seem to remain unusually long under their mother's protection, probably in consequence of their slow growth.
"A Book of Natural History" by Various
You have a right to know whom it is that you protected.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
Our thousands of miles of coast had to be guarded against enemy attack and protected against German raiders.
"Our Navy in the War" by Lawrence Perry
Were this the sale object of forest protection it would be fair to leave it to him.
"Practical Forestry in the Pacific Northwest" by Edward Tyson Allen
A husband and father provides for the protection of his family whether at home or abroad.
"The Plattsburg Manual" by O.O. Ellis and E.B. Garey

In poetry:

While thee I seek, protecting Power!
Be my vain wishes still'd;
And may this consecrated hour
With better hopes be fill'd.
"A Hymn" by Helen Maria Williams
By gesture, that with meaning glows,
All eloquence above,
She largely, on her friend, bestows,
Protection, thanks, and love!
"The Panther" by William Hayley
But Thy right hand, Thy powerful arm,
Whose succor they implored—
Thy providence protected them,
Who Thy great Name adored.
"O Lord, our fathers oft have told" by Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady
Hurrah for sound money!
Hurrah for protection—
That sends free silver
Where there'll be no resurrection,
We will rally, etc.
"Hurrah for McKinley!" by Frank Barbour Coffin
It doesn't luk long sin that day
When Bessy wor stood bi mi side;
An shoo promised to love an obey,
An me to protect an provide.
"Lamentin' An Repentin'" by John Hartley
Thrice happy they whose choice has Thee
Their sure protection made;
Who long to tread the sacred ways
That to Thy dwelling lead.
"O God of hosts, the mighty Lord," by Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady

In news:

Ice the site of injury for 15 minutes, but make sure to cover the cold in a thin cloth to protect your skin.
Tech Support in Self-Storage: Protecting A New Achilles' Heel.
US Environmental Protection Agency Must Appeal Decision to Protect Nation's Most Vulnerable.
Paycheck Fairness Act aims to aims to strengthen the Fair Labor Standards Act's protections against paycheck inequities based on gender.
In employment situations, alcoholics have often been protected by the notion that they are "handicapped," like folks who are blind or paraplegic.
Barry Garelick recently retired from the US Environmental Protection Agency and obtained his credential to teach secondary math in California.
Under bankruptcy protection, MSO to operate semi-normally.
With SPF 50 ­protection, ­and moisture-wicking and ­anti-microbial technologies, these fishing shirts offer premium protection and comfort.
The banking industry has helped water down consumer financial protection by arguing that consumer protection is a job best done by bank regulators, since the banks already have them captured.
The Dubai partners of Dewey & LeBoeuf, an American law firm that entered bankruptcy protection, have filed for creditor protection in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts.
When it comes to protecting children from abuse, who protects them better than anyone.
Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc announced today a submission to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for a federal Section 3 registration of a new herbicide for use on soybean.
Protecting Those That Can't Protect Themselves.
In addition to protecting your kids' teeth from cavities, you also need to protect them against sugary drinks -- even juice.
In recent remarks, Sen Sheldon said the potential loss of funds for police protection would hit Seattle people harder than Mason County folks because citizens in our part of the state are more likely armed and able to protect themselves.

In science:

This gap, unlike in the fractional quantum Hall situation, does not depend on ultra-high mobility since it is protected by Anderson’s theorem .
A Blueprint for a Topologically Fault-tolerant Quantum Computer
Consequently, a stream of recent literature has sought to understand how nations can form coalitions to counter the potential for tragedy of the commons scenarios in protecting the environment.
Model of an International Environmental Agreement among Asymmetric Nations applied to Debris Mitigation
Evaluate access to shared Space Situational Awareness (SSA) collision avoidance resources as an inducement providing direct benefit for coalition members and indirect benefit of protecting the space resource.
Model of an International Environmental Agreement among Asymmetric Nations applied to Debris Mitigation
Siniscalco, “Strategies for the international protection of the environment,” C.E.P.R.
Model of an International Environmental Agreement among Asymmetric Nations applied to Debris Mitigation
It can be seen that the distribution of the encrypted image is very close to the uniform distribution, which can well protect the information of the image to withstand the statistical attack.
A novel pseudo-random number generator based on discrete chaotic iterations