defense meaning

EN[dɪˈfɛns] [ˈdiːˌfɛns] [-ɛns]
  • Defense or defence may refer to:
FR défense

    Definition of defense in English Dictionary

  • NounPLdefensesPREdé-
    1. The action of defending or protecting from attack, danger, or injury.
      1. Anything employed to oppose attack(s).
        1. An argument in support or justification of something.
          1. Government policy or (infra)structure related to the military.
            1. Department of Defense
          2. OBS Prohibition; a prohibitory ordinance.
          3. More Examples
            1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
              • Durham is an excellent basketball announcer; he concentrates on the defense and coverages, and he always seems to have one eye on the shot clock, which is so overimportant in the pro game.
              • He could keep winning through attrition, with a relentless barrage of topspinning ground strokes and a tireless defense of his own side, where would-be winners go to die.
              • This has also been shown in a freshwater macrophyte, where induced antifeeding defense was accompanied by an induction of antimicrobial defense [42 ].
            2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
              • defense made by the prisoner's counsel did rather aggravate than extenuate his crime. —Addison.
            3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
              • Outside shooting is essential to beating a zone defense.
              • The press speculated about whether he would take the stand and testify in his defense.
          • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
            1. Nouns
              • Countable nouns
            Related Links:
            1. en defenser
            2. en defenses
            3. en defenseman
            4. en defensemen
            5. en defenseless
            Source: Wiktionary
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            Meaning of defense for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "defense" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
            Difficultness: Level 2
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            Definiteness: Level 7
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