Definitions of protection:
  • noun:   payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence
    Example: "Every store in the neighborhood had to pay him protection"
  • noun:   the activity of protecting someone or something
    Example: "The witnesses demanded police protection"
  • noun:   the imposition of duties or quotas on imports in order to protect domestic industry against foreign competition
    Example: "He made trade protection a plank in the party platform"
  • noun:   the condition of being protected
    Example: "They were huddled together for protection"
  • noun:   kindly endorsement and guidance
  • noun:   defense against financial failure; financial independence
    Example: "Insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness"
  • noun:   a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury
    Example: "They had no protection from the fallout"

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