Associations to the word «Protective»

Wiktionary

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

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Leo Buscaglia