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protection

noun

1 protection

The activity of protecting someone or something.

Roget 751: restraint; hindrance etc. 706; coercion etc. (compulsion) 744; cohibition, constraint, repression, suppression; discipline, control.    ... show more

Dutch: bescherm
Polish: obrona



2 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.

synonyms: protective cover, protective covering.

Dutch: overtrek

3 protection

Defense against financial failure; financial independence:
— Insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness.

synonym: security.

4 protection

The condition of being protected:
— They were huddled together for protection.
— He enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home.

synonym: shelter.

Polish: schronienie

5 protection

Kindly endorsement and guidance.

synonyms: aegis, auspices.

Roget 175: influence; importance etc. 642; weight, pressure, preponderance, prevalence, sway; predominance, predominancy; ascendency; dominance, reign; ... show more

Roget 664: safety, security, surety, impregnability; invulnerability, invulnerableness etc. adj.; danger past, danger over; storm blown over; coast clear; escape etc. ... show more

Roget 717: defense, protection, guard, ward; shielding etc. v.; propugnation, preservation etc. 670; guardianship.    area defense; ... show more

Dutch: aegis, bescherming
Polish: obrona

6 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.

synonym: trade protection.

7 protection

Payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence:
— Every store in the neighborhood had to pay him protection.

synonym: tribute.

Polish: haracz


Moby thesaurus: aegis, aid, armament, armor, arrest, arrestation, assistance, assurance, autarky, avoidance reaction, barrier, benefit, bill of health, bimetallism, blackmail, boodle, bribe, bribe money, buffer, bulwark ... show more.

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