Definitions of defense:
  • noun:   protection from harm
    Example: "Sanitation is the best defense against disease"
  • noun:   military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies
    Example: "They died in the defense of Stalingrad"
  • noun:   a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him
    Example: "He gave evidence for the defense"
  • noun:   the justification for some act or belief
    Example: "He offered a persuasive defense of the theory"
  • noun:   an organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack
    Example: "He joined the defense against invasion"
  • noun:   the defendant and his legal advisors collectively
    Example: "The defense called for a mistrial"
  • noun:   (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring
    Example: "His teams are always good on defense"
  • noun:   a structure used for defense
    Example: "The artillery battered down the defenses"
  • noun:   the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions
    Example: "In defense he said the other man started it"
  • noun:   the federal department responsible for safeguarding national security of the UnitedStates; created in 1947
  • noun:   (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires

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