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Synonyms of 'shield'

(noun) 
Definition
any person or thing that protects, hides, or defends
The wall provided a shield from the wind.
Synonyms
protection
Innocence is no protection from the evils in our society.
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cover
There were barren wastes of field with no trees and no cover.
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defence
The land was flat, giving no scope for defence.
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screen
They put a screen in front of me.
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guard
The heater should have a safety guard fitted.
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ward (archaic)
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shelter
the hut where they were given food and shelter
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safeguard
A system like ours lacks adequate safeguards for civil liberties.
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aegis
The space programme will continue under the aegis of the armed forces.
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rampart
a walk along the ramparts of the old city
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bulwark
a bulwark of democracy
(noun) 
Definition
a piece of defensive armour carried in the hand or on the arm to protect the body from blows or missiles
a warrior with sword and shield
Synonyms
buckler
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escutcheon (heraldry)
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targe (archaic)
(verb) 
Definition
to protect, hide, or defend (someone or something) from danger or harm
He shielded his head from the sun with an old sack.
Synonyms
protect
He vowed to protect her all the days of her life.
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cover
You make a run for it and I'll cover you.
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screen
They deliberately screened him from knowledge of their operations.
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guard
Gunmen guarded homes near the cemetery.
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defend
They defended themselves against some racist thugs.
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shelter
A neighbour sheltered the boy for seven days.
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safeguard
international action to safeguard the ozone layer

Additional synonyms

in the sense of aegis
The space programme will continue under the aegis of the armed forces.
Synonyms
in the sense of bulwark
Definition
a person or thing acting as a defence
a bulwark of democracy
in the sense of cover
There were barren wastes of field with no trees and no cover.

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