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Definition of 'shield'

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Example sentences containing 'shield'

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The judge tried warning him he was destroying his own protective legal shield. The Sun (2012)Now trials have proved it can also help the body produce its own shield against sun damage. The Sun (2012)The same slugs were found lodged in shields and armour worn five officers. The Sun (2016)He held his hand shielding his eyes as he looked up. Zindell, David The Broken God (1993) Large sunglasses shielded her eyes from the glare of the lights and her former boyfriend. Times, Sunday Times (2012)And around that you would have a heat shield. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The animals are also shielded by their isolation. Times, Sunday Times (2011) Put a protective shield around yourself and move on. The Sun (2013)This wasted energy and meant the machines needed expensive radiation shielding. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The young constable crawled on top of him using his shield to protect them both. The Sun (2014)It was like her little protective shield. The Sun (2015)It raises the question whether lives should be put at risk shielding statues rather than human beings. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The human shield was protecting its man. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He did not invade our world with a protective shield. Christianity Today (2000) Heat shields are now being fitted. Times, Sunday Times (2010)These had a protective metal shield, pierced with an observation slot. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Wulfgar raised an arm to shield Aislinn as his men formed around them. Kathleen E. Woodiwiss THE WOLF AND THE DOVEBe very careful and use your hand to shield the horse's eyes. Eccles, Lesley Your First Horse - buying, feeding, caring (1989)For this reason, the limos park behind a large screen that shields them from the photographers lining the red carpet. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The company remains shielded from freedom of information laws and is answerable to 100 members drawn from the rail industry and members of the public. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Flat caps have always played a big part in a goalkeeper's armoury and not just as a method of shielding the sun from their eyes. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Helicopters with giant buckets were deployed, but without radiation shielding it was too dangerous for the pilots to fly low enough to take proper aim. Times, Sunday Times (2011)

Synonyms of 'shield'

buckler, escutcheon, targe

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Translations for 'shield'

British English: shield /ʃiːld/ NOUN
A shield is a large piece of metal or leather which soldiers carried in the past to protect their bodies.
  • American English: shield
  • Arabic: تُرْس
  • Brazilian Portuguese: escudo
  • Chinese:
  • Croatian: štit
  • Czech: štít
  • Danish: skjold
  • Dutch: schild
  • European Spanish: escudo
  • Finnish: kilpi
  • French: bouclier
  • German: Schild
  • Greek: ασπίδα
  • Italian: scudo
  • Japanese:
  • Korean: 방패
  • Norwegian: skjold
  • Polish: tarcza
  • European Portuguese: escudo
  • Romanian: scut
  • Russian: щит
  • Spanish: escudo
  • Swedish: sköld
  • Thai: โล่
  • Turkish: kalkan
  • Ukrainian: щит
  • Vietnamese: cái khiên
British English: shield VERB
If something or someone shields you from a danger or risk, they protect you from it.
He shielded his head from the sun with an old sack.

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