defense (Meaning)

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defense (n)

(military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies

protection from harm

(sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring

the justification for some act or belief

(psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires

the federal department responsible for safeguarding national security of the United States; created in 1947

the defendant and his legal advisors collectively

the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions

an organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack

a structure used to defend against attack

a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him

the act of defending someone or something against attack or injury

Webster

defense (n.)

Alt. of Defence

Webster

defense (v. t.)

To furnish with defenses; to fortify.

defense Sentence Examples

  1. The army bolstered the country's defense by strengthening its borders.
  2. The lawyer presented a compelling defense, arguing for the innocence of her client.
  3. The goalkeeper's incredible reflexes served as the team's last line of defense.
  4. Building a strong immune system is essential for the body's defense against infections.
  5. The defensive walls of the ancient city were constructed to repel invaders.
  6. The castle's defense mechanisms included a moat and drawbridge.
  7. She felt a surge of adrenaline as she prepared to mount her defense against the accusations.
  8. The security guard patrolled the premises, vigilant in his defense against intruders.
  9. The nation invested heavily in missile defense systems to protect against potential threats.
  10. He was awarded a medal for his bravery in the defense of his comrades during battle.

FAQs About the word defense

(military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies, protection from harm, (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the ot

wall, shield, safeguard, protection, weapon,ammunition, screen, armor,security, guard

assault, offense, aggression, offense, aggression, attack, assault,attack, offence, offensive

The army bolstered the country's defense by strengthening its borders.

The lawyer presented a compelling defense, arguing for the innocence of her client.

The goalkeeper's incredible reflexes served as the team's last line of defense.

Building a strong immune system is essential for the body's defense against infections.