Meaning of SHIELD in English

SHIELD

transcription, транскрипция: [ ʃi:ld ]

( shields, shielding, shielded)

1.

Something or someone which is a shield against a particular danger or risk provides protection from it.

He used his left hand as a shield against the reflecting sunlight.

N-COUNT : usu sing

2.

If something or someone shields you from a danger or risk, they protect you from it.

He shielded his head from the sun with an old sack...

= protect

VERB : V n from n

3.

If you shield your eyes, you put your hand above your eyes to protect them from direct sunlight.

He squinted and shielded his eyes.

= shade

VERB : V n

4.

A shield is a large piece of metal or leather which soldiers used to carry to protect their bodies while they were fighting.

N-COUNT

5.

A shield is a sports prize or badge that is shaped like a shield.

N-COUNT

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