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Meaning & Definition of Protection in English

English

Protection

/prətɛkʃən/

noun

1. The activity of protecting someone or something

  • "The witnesses demanded police protection"
    synonym:
  • protection

2. A covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury

  • "They had no protection from the fallout"
  • "Wax provided protection for the floors"
    synonym:
  • protective covering
  • ,
  • protective cover
  • ,
  • protection

3. Defense against financial failure

  • Financial independence
  • "His pension gave him security in his old age"
  • "Insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness"
    synonym:
  • security
  • ,
  • protection

4. The condition of being protected

  • "They were huddled together for protection"
  • "He enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home"
    synonym:
  • protection
  • ,
  • shelter

5. Kindly endorsement and guidance

  • "The tournament was held under the auspices of the city council"
    synonym:
  • auspices
  • ,
  • protection
  • ,
  • aegis

6. The imposition of duties or quotas on imports in order to protect domestic industry against foreign competition

  • "He made trade protection a plank in the party platform"
    synonym:
  • protection
  • ,
  • trade protection

7. Payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence

  • "Every store in the neighborhood had to pay him protection"
    synonym:
  • protection
  • ,
  • tribute

Examples of using

I don't need your protection.
You need protection.
Despite the government’s protection, he was the victim of an assassination attempt which killed him.