Character 10
Hyphenation pro tec tion
Pronunciations /pɹəˈtɛkʃən/

Definitions and meanings of "Protection"

What do we mean by protection?

The act of protecting. noun

The condition of being protected. noun

One that protects. noun

A pass guaranteeing safe-conduct to travelers. noun

Something that lowers the risk of pregnancy or infection, especially the use of a condom. noun

Payment collected by racketeers from businesses or illegal enterprises under threat of violence. noun

Payment made by racketeers to officials or law enforcement to avoid arrest or prosecution. noun

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. noun

That which protects or shields from harm; something that preserves from injury: as, camphor serves as a protection against moths. noun

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. noun

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. noun

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. noun

The act of protecting, or the state of being protected; preservation from loss, injury, or annoyance; defense; shelter. noun

That which protects or preserves from injury; a defense; a shield; a refuge. noun

A writing that protects or secures from molestation or arrest; a pass; a safe-conduct; a passport. noun

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. noun

A judicial writ issued to a person required to attend court, as party, juror, etc., intended to secure him from arrest in coming, staying, and returning. noun

The process of keeping (something or someone) safe. noun

The process of keeping (something or someone) safe.

The state of being safe.

A means of keeping or remaining safe.

A means, such as a condom, of preventing pregnancy or sexually transmitted disease.


Immunity from harm, obtained by illegal payments, as bribery or extortion.

A document serving as a guarantee against harm or interference; a passport.

Restrictions on foreign competitors which limit their ability to compete with domestic producers of goods or services.

An instance of a security token associated with a resource (such as a file).

Synonyms and Antonyms for Protection

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The word "protection" in example sentences

Strangers are astonished; but people who know something about the mental attitude of wild animals under protection know that it is the natural and inevitable result of _real protection_. ❋ William Temple Hornaday (1895)

He has abdicated government He has abdicated government here, _withdrawing his here _by declaring us out governors and declaring us of his protection and waging out of his allegiance and war against us_. protection_. ❋ John Marshall (1795)

I then rose from my knees, and placed myself under the protection of St. Magdalen and St. Peter by these words: "_Je me mets sous vôtre protection_" -- (I place myself under your protection;) and added, "_Sainte Marie, mère du bon pasteur, prie pour moi_" -- (Holy ❋ Maria Monk (1832)

No police protection ­,no fire protection­( (that's job cuts people) ,will that wake them up? maxfax: How many years of tax cuts and virtually no job creation does shoegirl 1 minute ago (11:53 AM) No public schools, no libraries. ❋ The Huffington Post News Editors (2011)

Baron Charnace had inserted in the draft of the treaty the term protection as between France and Gustavus Adolphus. ❋ Unknown (1830)

Seniority rights are something all Americans should also share, after all, what other protection is there from discrimination? ❋ Julie Cavanagh (2010)

An internally installed hard drive without password protection is more like the seat or the spare tire. ❋ Unknown (2010)

All we ask in exchange for our protection is a small tax. ❋ Unknown (2009)

By way of contrast, many people believe our long term protection is not in bliateral protection but with many countries that include the Americans. ❋ Unknown (2008)

While their numbers are few, the rebels have a secret weapon: under their protection is a pregnant immigrant by the name of Kee (Claire-Hope Ashitey), perhaps the only human female on the planet to have conceived in 18 years. ❋ Unknown (2007)

We must see that more roads are put in, and the protection is there. ❋ Unknown (1947)

"You do not mean to say, that this protection is against all evil; – do you? sickness and pain are evils, are they not?" ❋ Unknown (1864)

"Not so," replied Adam; "and for the rest, since I now eat King Edward's bread, and enjoy what they call his protection, ill would it beseem me to lend myself to plots against his throne." ❋ Edward Bulwer Lytton Lytton (1838)

Staff representatives, coordinators and administrators at Local 183 signed SEIU Local 2 membership cards in June in what they described as "protection" from reprisals including possible firings after a bitter Local 183 board election. ❋ Tony Van Alphen (2011)

So what kind of protection is being offered now that we are wrapped up in a quagmire in Iraq that is pissing away billions of dollars which could be used for more pressing security programs such as serious security at the nations ports and protecting US citizens who use public transportation systems? ❋ Unknown (2005)

If they are covered to a reasonable AMERICAN standard of modesty and protection from the weather, (not some ISLAMIC standard), then that is sufficient for the moment during a raid situation. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Beyond that, the protection is constitutional — a line of cases in various state appellate courts, and several federal district courts, based on the First Amendment right to speak anonymously, holds that a plaintiff has to give notice of the subpoena so that the Doe has a chance to defend his or her anonymity, and make a legal and factual showing that the case has merit. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Equal protection is fast becoming the thin edge of the wedge of legally enforced intellectual conformism. ❋ Unknown (2010)

To have to rely on Government for your own self-protection is not an American value. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Eye protection is aided by a fully wrapping lens which curves from temple to temple. ❋ Unknown (2010)

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