from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chiefly British Variant of defense.
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- n. The action of protecting from attack.
- n. Something used to oppose attack.
- n. An argument in support or justification of something.
- v. To furnish with defences; to fortify.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- See defense.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. etc. See defense, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack
- n. (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring
- n. protection from harm
- n. a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him
- n. (military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies
- n. the act of defending someone or something against attack or injury
- n. (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires
- n. a structure used to defend against attack
- n. the defendant and his legal advisors collectively
- n. the justification for some act or belief
- n. the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions
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