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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!
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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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