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Synonyms for shield
ʃild

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shield(noun)

    a protective covering or structure

    Synonyms:
    cuticle, shell, buckler, carapace

  2. shield, buckler(noun)

    armor carried on the arm to intercept blows

    Synonyms:
    cuticle, shell, buckler, carapace

  3. carapace, shell, cuticle, shield(verb)

    hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles

    Synonyms:
    casing, cuticle, racing shell, eggshell, case, shell, epidermis, buckler, carapace, scale, plate

  4. shield, screen(verb)

    protect, hide, or conceal from danger or harm

    Synonyms:
    test, sieve, riddle, harbour, block out, sort, harbor, screen, screen out

  5. harbor, harbour, shield(verb)

    hold back a thought or feeling about

    "She is harboring a grudge against him"

    Synonyms:
    screen, harbour, nurse, harbor, entertain, hold

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. shield

    The weak may speak or act in defense of the strong; none but the powerful can assure others of protection. A defense is ordinarily against actual attack; protection is against possible as well as actual dangers. We speak of defense against an assault, protection from the cold. Vindication is a triumphant defense of character and conduct against charges of error or wrong. Compare APOLOGY.

    Synonyms:
    apology, bulwark, defense, fortress, guard, justification, protection, rampart, resistance, safeguard, shelter, vindication

    Antonyms:
    abandonment, betrayal, capitulation, desertion, flight, surrender

    Preposition:
    Defense against assault or assailants; in law, defense to an action, from the testimony.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. shield(n.)

    Synonyms:
    buckler, ægis

  2. shield(n.)

    Synonyms:
    safeguard, protection, defence, guard, cover, security, bulwark, rampart, palladium

  3. shield(n.)

    Synonyms:
    escutcheon, ensign armorial

  4. shield(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    defend, protect, guard, shelter, cover

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. shield(n)

    Synonyms:
    ægis, buckler, escutcheon, scutcheon, pavise, scutum, defense, protection, palladium, bulwark, safeguard

    Associated words:
    scutal, bouche

  2. shield(v)

    Synonyms:
    defend, protect, safeguard, ward off, repel

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "shield":

    escudo, shields, protector, shielding, breastplate, armor, armour, shielded, ecu, screen, deck, protect, protection, dun, badge, saver

How to pronounce shield?

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How to say shield in sign language?

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How to use shield in a sentence?

  1. New York:

    While the Sacklers continue to lowball victims and skirt a responsible settlement, we refuse to allow the family to misuse the courts in an effort to shield their financial misconduct. The limited number of documents provided to us so far underscore the necessity for compliance with every subpoena.

  2. John Foster:

    Interplanetary shocks, traveling toward Earth from the Sun, have been observed and studied before, what is of major interest in the event reported are the direct observations of the effects of the shock on Earth’s Van Allen radiation belts with sufficient detail to reveal the processes taking place. Although the main strength of the solar shock is deflected by the magnetic shield that surrounds our planet, a brief pulse of energy penetrates closer to Earth where it accelerates radiation belt electrons to ultra-relativistic energies in less than a minute.

  3. John Kerry:

    We want to provide a strong incentive for governments at every level to do all that they can to prosecute trafficking and to shield at-risk populations.

  4. Jiyoung Park:

    After the third nuclear test (by North Korea in 2013) we couldn't find any radionuclides. ... It means they can shield the test facilities very well.

  5. Michael Garcia:

    Finding Earth's largest shield volcano in the 21st Century is a surprising discovery, but then we know more about the surface of Mars than what is below the ocean on Earth, we are still discovering things about our physical planet that we did not know. There is still much to learn about planet Earth.


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