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Definition of Shield

Shield

  1. A broad piece of defensive armor, carried on the arm, -- formerly in general use in war, for the protection of the body. See Buckler.
  2. Anything which protects or defends; defense; shelter; protection.
  3. Figuratively, one who protects or defends.
  4. In lichens, a Hardened cup or disk surrounded by a rim and containing the fructification, or asci.
  5. The escutcheon or field on which are placed the bearings in coats of arms. Cf. Lozenge. See Illust. of Escutcheon.
  6. A framework used to protect workmen in making an adit under ground, and capable of being pushed along as excavation progresses.
  7. A spot resembling, or having the form of, a shield.
  8. A coin, the old French crown, or ecu, having on one side the figure of a shield.
  9. To cover with, or as with, a shield; to cover from danger; to defend; to protect from assault or injury.
  10. To ward off; to keep off or out.
  11. To avert, as a misfortune; hence, as a supplicatory exclamation, forbid!

Shield Quotations

I'd always been fascinated by people who allow themselves to be so rude and irritated and foul-mouthed and hostile, but usually you can sense there's something vulnerable beneath them - a shield they use to protect that vulnerable side. Finally, when they expose that soft spot, it's kind of touching.
Paul Dano

There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.
Charles de Montesquieu

Israel was not created in order to disappear - Israel will endure and flourish. It is the child of hope and the home of the brave. It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success. It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of freedom.
John F. Kennedy

Your spirit is the true shield. - Morihei Ueshiba
Your spirit is the true shield.
Morihei Ueshiba

Parents, however old they and we may grow to be, serve among other things to shield us from a sense of our doom. As long as they are around, we can avoid the fact of our mortality; we can still be innocent children.
Jane Howard
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Shield Translations

shield in Dutch is schild, bordje, uithangbord, bord
shield in French is enseigne
shield in German is abschirmen, abgeschirmt/Schutzschild, Abschirmung
shield in Latin is contego, tego texi tectum
shield in Portuguese is protetor
shield in Spanish is blindaje, escudo
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