Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun protection

7 senses of protection

Sense 1
protection -- (the activity of protecting someone or something; "the witnesses demanded police protection")
       => activity -- (any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity")

Sense 2
protective covering, protective cover, protection -- (a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury; "they had no protection from the fallout"; "wax provided protection for the floors")
       => covering -- (an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it))

Sense 3
security, protection -- (defense against financial failure; financial independence; "his pension gave him security in his old age"; "insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness")
       => assets -- (anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company)

Sense 4
protection, shelter -- (the condition of being protected; "they were huddled together for protection"; "he enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home")
       => security -- (the state of being free from danger or injury; "we support the armed services in the name of national security")

Sense 5
auspices, protection, aegis -- (kindly endorsement and guidance; "the tournament was held under the auspices of the city council")
       => endorsement, indorsement -- (the act of endorsing; "a star athlete can make a lot of money from endorsements")

Sense 6
protection, trade protection -- (the imposition of duties or quotas on imports in order to protect domestic industry against foreign competition; "he made trade protection a plank in the party platform")
       => imposition, infliction -- (the act of imposing something (as a tax or an embargo))

Sense 7
protection, tribute -- (payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence; "every store in the neighborhood had to pay him protection")
       => extortion -- (the felonious act of extorting money (as by threats of violence))

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