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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 don't like it when people who are young act like they're 40. That's taking too much on. Putting up a shield and trying to act like you're so mature or whatever - I don't try to act mature. Some people might say I'm mature for my age, but it's not something I'm trying to do, you know? I'm just me.
Taylor Swift

The priesthood of God is a shield. It is a shield against the evils of the world. That shield needs to be kept clean; otherwise, our vision of our purpose and the dangers around us will be limited.
James E. Faust

People use the Method as a shield; it shields them from being vulnerable. I hear all these young actors who are like, 'I'm Method, I'm gonna go live in the house, you know, I totally get it, I've done it, I've been there', but one thing I know is it kills spontaneity.
Mark Ruffalo

Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

But, my dear sirs, when peace does come, you may call on me for any thing. Then will I share with you the last cracker, and watch with you to shield your homes and families against danger from every quarter.
William Tecumseh Sherman
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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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