Associations to the word «Protective»


PROTECTIVE, adjective. Serving, intended or wishing to protect.
PROTECTIVE, noun. (British) Something that protects.
PROTECTIVE, noun. A condom.
PROTECTIVE CUSTODY, noun. (law enforcement) Lawful confinement of a person or close supervision of his or her movements, on a voluntary or involuntary basis, by authorities in order to safeguard that person from attack or other dangers.

Dictionary definition

PROTECTIVE, adjective. Intended or adapted to afford protection of some kind; "a protective covering"; "the use of protective masks and equipment"; "protective coatings"; "kept the drunken sailor in protective custody"; "animals with protective coloring"; "protective tariffs".
PROTECTIVE, adjective. Showing care; "a protective mother".
PROTECTIVE, adjective. (usually followed by `of') solicitously caring or mindful; "protective of his reputation".

Wise words

Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life - in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do, as well as talk, and to make our words and actions all of a color.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca