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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

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