Associations to the word «Defence»


DEFENCE, noun. The action of defending, of protecting from attack, danger or injury.
DEFENCE, noun. Something used to oppose attack(s).
DEFENCE, noun. An argument in support or justification of something.
DEFENCE, noun. (team sports) A strategy and tactics employed to prevent the other team from scoring; contrasted with offence.
DEFENCE, noun. (team sports) The portion of a team dedicated to preventing the other team from scoring; contrasted with offence.
DEFENCE, noun. Government policy or (infra)structure related to the military.
DEFENCE, noun. (obsolete) Prohibition; a prohibitory ordinance.
DEFENCE, verb. (obsolete) (transitive) To furnish with defences; to fortify.
DEFENCE ACCORD, noun. A political agreement of mutual military assistance.
DEFENCE ACCORDS, noun. Plural of defence accord
DEFENCE DIPLOMACY, noun. The peaceful application by a state of resources from across the spectrum of defence, for the purpose of achieving positive outcomes in the development of bilateral and multilateral relationships.
DEFENCE MECHANISM, noun. (British spelling) Alternative form of defense mechanism

Dictionary definition

DEFENCE, noun. (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires.
DEFENCE, noun. (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring; "his teams are always good on defense".
DEFENCE, noun. The defendant and his legal advisors collectively; "the defense called for a mistrial".
DEFENCE, noun. An organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack; "he joined the defense against invasion".
DEFENCE, noun. The speech act of answering an attack on your assertions; "his refutation of the charges was short and persuasive"; "in defense he said the other man started it".
DEFENCE, noun. The justification for some act or belief; "he offered a persuasive defense of the theory".
DEFENCE, noun. A structure used to defend against attack; "the artillery battered down the defenses".
DEFENCE, noun. A defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him; "he gave evidence for the defense".
DEFENCE, noun. (military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies; "they died in the defense of Stalingrad"; "they were developed for the defense program".
DEFENCE, noun. Protection from harm; "sanitation is the best defense against disease".
DEFENCE, noun. The act of defending someone or something against attack or injury; "a good boxer needs a good defense"; "defense against hurricanes is an urgent problem".

Wise words

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