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Definitions of protection

  1.   the activity of protecting someone or something; " the witnesses demanded police protection"
  2.   The act of keeping, or state of being kept, in safety; that which keeps safe; defense; shelter; a passport; encouragement of home industry by duties on imported goods, etc.: opposite to free trade.
  3.   That which protects or preserves from injury; a defense; a shield; a refuge.
  4.   payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence; " every store in the neighborhood had to pay him protection"
  5.   a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury; " they had no protection from the fallout"; " wax provided protection for the floors"
  6.   The act of protecting, or the state of being protected; preservation from loss, injury, or annoyance; defense; shelter; as, the weak need protection.
  7.   The act of preserving from evil or injury; shelter; refuge; a passport or other writing given by authority, which exempts or secures from molestation; advantage or favour given to any branch of industry by a government.
  8.   The act of protecting; a protected condition; that which protects; a system of duties designed to favor home industries.
  9.   Act of protecting: state of being protected: preservation: defence: guard: refuge: security: passport.
  10.   the imposition of duties or quotas on imports in order to protect domestic industry against foreign competition; " he made trade protection a plank in the party platform"
  11.   the condition of being protected; " they were huddled together for protection"; " he enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home"
  12.   defense against financial failure; financial independence; " his pension gave him security in his old age"; " insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness"
  13.   A theory, or a policy, of protecting the producers in a country from foreign competition in the home market by the imposition of such discriminating duties on goods of foreign production as will restrict or prevent their importation; -- opposed to free trade.
  14.   A writing that protects or secures from molestation or arrest; a pass; a safe- conduct; a passport.
  15.   defense against financial failure; " his pension gave him security in his old age"; " insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness"
  16.   kindly endorsement and guidance; " the tournament was held under the auspices of the city council"
  17.   The act of protecting; the state of being protected; that which protects; defence; a writing that protects; a passport; exemption, as from arrest; the presumed encouragement to home industry specially by imposing a duty upon the imported products of foreign nations.

Quotes of protection

  1. No realistic, sane person goes around Chicago without protection – Saul Bellow
  2. To threaten the institution is to threaten fair administration of justice and protection of liberty. – Stephen Breyer
  3. I am neither a free -trade man, willing to collect all the money we have to raise by direct tax upon the people, nor am I willing to lay a tax simply for protection when the Government does not need the money. – Joseph E. Brown
  4. You know, one wonderful thing that came out of my Enquirer experience is that, in my case, it was ruled tabloids are magazines. Which means they didn't have the protection that a newspaper has. – Carol Burnett
  5. Terrorism is escalating to the point that Americans soon may have to choose between civil liberties and more intrusive means of protection – William S. Cohen
  6. Now Stan and I were still working in secret at that time but, because of this development, we had to inform the University of Utah because we thought that they might need to take patent protection – Martin Fleischmann
  7. I'm a bit cynical that it ever will be addressed properly. I think it is healthy to get some sort of copyright protection But some of it has gone on forever. – Peter Gabriel
  8. Every citizen or subject of another country, while domiciled here, is within the allegiance and the protection and consequently subject to the jurisdiction, of the United States. – Horace Gray
  9. It wouldn't be fair to say that conservatives cherish property the way liberals cherish equality. But it would be fair to say that the takings clause is the conservatives' recipe for judicial activism just as they say liberals have misused the equal protection clause. – Michael Kinsley
  10. The personal right to acquire property, which is a natural right, gives to property, when acquired, a right to protection as a social right. – James Madison
  11. In my home State of Texas, the Port of Houston operates as the United States' top port for foreign tonnage and our second largest for total tonnage, so I know how important this bill is for the protection of the American people. – Michael McCaul
  12. Enthusiasm is the best protection in any situation. Wholeheartedness is contagious. Give yourself, if you wish to get others. – David Seabury
  13. Most fathers don't see the war within the daughter, her struggles with conflicting images of the idealized and flawed father, her temptation both to retreat to Daddy's lap and protection and to push out of his embrace to that of beau and the world beyond home. – Victoria Secunda
  14. One of the worst of errors would be the general admission of the proposition that a Government has no right to interfere for any purpose except for that of affording protection – Nassau William Senior
  15. Freedom is not an ideal, it is not even a protection if it means nothing more than freedom to stagnate, to live without dreams, to have no greater aim than a second car and another television set. – Adlai Stevenson

Usage examples for protection

  1. She felt that she had to take poor Herr Rupius under her protection – Bertha Garlan by Arthur Schnitzler
  2. But it was only to give Louka protection – Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw
  3. “ " Your protection I said. ” – Gossamer 1915 by George A. Birmingham
  4. Protection against Wild Animals. ” – The Earth as Modified by Human Action by George P. Marsh
  5. She moved away and stood behind the table, as though that gave her protection – Helena Brett's Career by Desmond Coke
  6. “ " But I was growing up now, and I was able to give some protection to my mother. ” – The Golden Fleece and the Heroes who Lived Before Achilles by Padraic Colum
  7. Political maxims showed how, through common desire and common action, steps could be taken by the individual and by the whole of society for the protection of all. ” – Civics and Health by William H. Allen
  8. “ I behold the maids This way once more in safe protection brought. ” – The Seven Plays in English Verse by Sophocles
  9. The protection was needed then. ” – Anything You Can Do ... by Gordon Randall Garrett
  10. At the same time, it seemed evident that Ellen would be safer under the protection of two grown- up men, than of lads like Arthur and I. It was necessary, however, to wait to arrange provisions for our expedition, and obtain also the advice of Maono on the subject. ” – On the Banks of the Amazon by W.H.G. Kingston
  11. The strength of these defences was our only protection – The Dew of Their Youth by S. R. Crockett
  12. “ " I ask protection your Majesty," murmured the desperate Sobieski. ” – A Son of the Immortals by Louis Tracy
  13. “ A tender for which I need your excellency's protection – Timar's Two Worlds by Mór Jókai
  14. Then turning to Pizarro, as a last request, he implored him to take compassion on his young children, and receive them under his protection – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas by Prescott, William Hickling
  15. They were all unoccupied because the inhabitants had been moved closer to the center of town for protection – The Year When Stardust Fell by Raymond F. Jones
  16. “ Maria rose from her knees and stepped toward him, her arms held out as if to offer him protection – Lola by Owen Davis
  17. He has promised me protection in the name of the king, and I feel that I shall now have need of it." ” – Old Fritz and the New Era by Louise Muhlbach
  18. He said they were to be a protection against the fevers. ” – The Argus Pheasant by John Charles Beecham
  19. The trees would give the men a certain protection from the rain. ” – A Hero of Liége by Herbert Strang