Meaning of PROTECTION in English
[noun] [U]Round-the-clock police protection is given to all senior politicians.Their flimsy tent gave/offered hardly any protection against the severe storm.New legislation still does not offer adequate protection for many endangered species.There is growing evidence that environmental protection makes good business sense.Always wear goggles as a protection for your eyes when using the machines.The insurance policy provides protection (= will make a financial payment) in case of accidental loss of life or serious injury.(informal) If criminals offer protection they take money from people in exchange for agreeing not to hurt them or damage their property.Organized gangs in the area extort protection money from local business people who are too frightened to refuse.These thugs ran a vast protection racket (= system) with which all property-owners had to co-operate if they hoped to prosper, or survive.
Cambridge English vocab. Кембриджский английский словарь. 2012