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Meaning & Definition of Shield in English

English

Shield

/ʃild/

noun

1. A protective covering or structure

    synonym:
  • shield

2. Armor carried on the arm to intercept blows

    synonym:
  • shield
  • ,
  • buckler

3. Hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles

    synonym:
  • carapace
  • ,
  • shell
  • ,
  • cuticle
  • ,
  • shield

verb

1. Protect, hide, or conceal from danger or harm

    synonym:
  • shield
  • ,
  • screen

2. Hold back a thought or feeling about

  • "She is harboring a grudge against him"
    synonym:
  • harbor
  • ,
  • harbour
  • ,
  • shield

Examples of using

I used his beheaded body as a shield.