Definitions of protective

  1. Protectively.
  2. showing a care; " a caring mother"
  3. Affording protection; sheltering; defensive.
  4. Serving to keep safe; defensive; serving to foster home industries; as, a protective tariff.
  5. Affording or suitable for protection; sheltering.
  6. Affording protection; affording protection to home commodities.
  7. Serving or tending to defend or shelter.