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

3 senses of shield

Sense 1
shield -- (a protective covering or structure)
       => 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")

Sense 2
shield, buckler -- (armor carried on the arm to intercept blows)
       => armor, armour -- (protective covering made of metal and used in combat)

Sense 3
carapace, shell, cuticle, shield -- (hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles)
       => scute -- (large bony or horny plate as on an armadillo or turtle or the underside of a snake)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb shield

2 senses of shield

Sense 1
shield, screen -- (protect, hide, or conceal from danger or harm)
       => protect -- (shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage; "Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain")

Sense 2
harbor, harbour, shield -- (hold back a thought or feeling about; "She is harboring a grudge against him")
       => hide, conceal -- (prevent from being seen or discovered; "Muslim women hide their faces"; "hide the money")

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