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

Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
Aldous Huxley