Meaning of SHIELD in English

SHIELD

(~s, ~ing, ~ed)

1.

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

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

N-COUNT: usu sing

2.

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

He ~ed his head from the sun with an old sack...

= protect

VERB: V n from n

3.

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

He squinted and ~ed his eyes.

= shade

VERB: V n

4.

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

N-COUNT

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