Associations to the word «Aegis»


AEGIS, noun. A mythological shield associated with Zeus and Athena shown as a short cloak consisting of a goatskin. The aegis of Athena is usually shown with a border of snakes and with the head of Medusa in the center. The aegis is more an emblem of protection and power than an actual military shield.
AEGIS, noun. Protection, guidance. Usually used as ‘under the aegis’ because of its origin as protection of the shield of Athena.
AEGIS, noun. Endorsement.
AEGIS, noun. Sponsorship.
AEGIS CLASS CRUISER, noun. (military) A cruiser equipped with sophisticated defenses against missile and air attack.
AEGIS CLASS CRUISERS, noun. Plural of Aegis class cruiser
AEGIS CRUISER, noun. (military) An Aegis class cruiser.
AEGIS CRUISERS, noun. Plural of Aegis cruiser

Dictionary definition

AEGIS, noun. Kindly endorsement and guidance; "the tournament was held under the auspices of the city council".
AEGIS, noun. Armor plate that protects the chest; the front part of a cuirass.

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