AskDefine | Define protect

Dictionary Definition



1 shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage; "Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain"
2 use tariffs to favor domestic industry

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /pɹəˈtɛkt/, /pr`@"tEkt/
  • Rhymes: -ɛkt


  1. To keep safe; to defend; to guard; to prevent harm coming to.

Derived terms


to keep safe
* Lithuanian: (lietuviškai) [saugoti, apsaugoti]

Extensive Definition

The word protection refers to anything that helps ward off some threat; the preservation from injury or harm; money paid for a guarantee against threatened violence.
Protection may also refer to:
protect in German: Schutz
protect in Spanish: Protección
protect in French: Protection (homonymie)
protect in Japanese: 保護
protect in Polish: Protection (ujednoznacznienie)
protect in Simple English: Protection
protect in Swedish: Beskydd
protect in Russian: защита

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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