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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

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

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

Honesty, integrity, and accountability, the values, which should be the hallmark of this government, have instead been thrown under the bus by an arrogant majority, casualties in a misguided campaign to shield from accountability those who abuse this House.
Louise Slaughter
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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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