from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of shield.
- adj. provided with a shield
- adj. protected from influence or danger
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In zoology, shield-bearing; scutigerous; cataphract; loricate. See cut under phylloxera-mite.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (used especially of machinery) protected by a shield to prevent injury
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Being outside of the beltway, and thus shielded from the standard idiocy, I have no idea what 24AheadDotCom is trying to say.
Police Chiefs need to be shielded from the knee-jerk reactions of a local electorate and central government. on April 4, 2010 at 3: 40 pm PC World
In fact I will go further and say that all children are innocent and deserve to be protected and shielded from the horrors of war.
It was the whispers - the crosstalk of a dying station, no longer shielded from the neural network of its human occupants.
We will continue to be allowed to vote because voting maintains an air of Democracy (Greek-Demos) in a society, even if the means of counting the votes is proprietary (read DIEBOLD) and shielded from the Demos.
The supplier incentives are to invent newer, better, more specialized (costly) services and justify each as a "necessity", while the demanders are shielded from the immediate cost effects by the very nature of the insurance (protection against financial loss) - the services and guaranteed payment umbrella propagate the false perception in demanders that health care services are free or of minimal cost.
Long shielded from the realm of man, the inhabitants of Themyscira are tested when American fighter pilot Steve Trevor inexplicably crashes into their world.
Now, apparently, even discussions of the case are to be shielded from the general public.
The fact that the BBC is directly funded by the licence fee rather than through general taxation meant it was in effect shielded from the Whitehall budget cuts? and political interference.
But in other areas, I think we've been very lucky to have been maybe shielded from the recession just a bit, you know, just simply because of our position and what my husband does, working he works in the hospitality industry, at a bar, and people are still drinking.