The activity of protecting someone or something.
A covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury:
— They had no protection from the fallout.
— Wax provided protection for the floors.
Defense against financial failure; financial independence:
— Insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness.
The condition of being protected:
— They were huddled together for protection.
— He enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home.
Kindly endorsement and guidance.
Dutch: aegis, bescherming
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.
Payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence:
— Every store in the neighborhood had to pay him protection.
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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