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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

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How to use shield in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Daniel Baker:

    It's almost like these electrons are running into a glass wall in space, somewhat like the shields created by force fields on 'Star Trek' that were used to repel alien weapons, we are seeing an invisible shield blocking these electrons. It's an extremely puzzling phenomenon.

  3. Blue Shield of California:

    Blue Shield of California stands against injustice and stands for equity. We are committed to using our voice, influence and power to inspire change. And this is one way we can do that.

  4. Martellus Bennett:

    At this point, I think if you're being silent, you're being dishonest, and we can be silenced no more because we're living in this reality where I can't hide behind the logo on my helmet. I can't hide behind the shield. I can't hide behind the glamor and glitz of the NFL.

  5. Franklin Pareja:

    The government lost its shield, as a result, it was totally vulnerable and couldn't go on.

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