Meaning of SHIELD in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ ʃi:ld ]
( shields, shielding, shielded)
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
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...
VERB : V n from n
If you shield your eyes, you put your hand above your eyes to protect them from direct sunlight.
He squinted and shielded his eyes.
VERB : V n
A shield is a large piece of metal or leather which soldiers used to carry to protect their bodies while they were fighting.
A shield is a sports prize or badge that is shaped like a shield.
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006