Meaning of SHIELD in English

SHIELD

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a riot shield (= a plastic shield used by a police officer )

The police moved in on the demonstration using riot shields and tear gas.

human shield

shade/shield your eyes (= protect them from a bright light or the sun )

They gazed out to sea, shielding their eyes from the sun.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

human

Denis says they're using the children as a human shield .

There was even some laughter when one of the thieves picked up a little girl to use as a human shield .

protective

Vegetation indirectly created the protective ozone shield by pumping oxygen into the atmosphere.

These networks put a high premium on education and formed a strong protective shield for those who had gone far from home.

I kept my head down and the heavy bag well to the fore as a protective shield .

■ NOUN

heat

Aluminised heat shield panels allow hot a engine and pipes to be covered immediately.

But it also requires a heat shield to protect it during aerobraking.

In turn the forward heat shield contained four slots into which the legs of the launch escape tower would fit.

It is even possible that this residue could be used in its entirety to make heat shields .

Also the improvised heat shield covering the main compartment can be seen over the top of the station.

Thus, it appears feasible to manufacture practical heat shields in reusable molds on the Moon.

Titan 2, Saturn 5 and Cher's water bed. Heat shields ?

The use of a heat shield made from asteroidal materials is highly attractive because it reduces propulsion requirements.

missile

And just as the gated community concept aggravated the problem it purported to solve, so might the missile shield .

Ivanov proposed multilateral talks to assess the threats that prompted the United States to consider developing a missile shield .

riot

Metal riot shields were introduced in 1970.

Other demonstrators have managed to draw pink hearts on most of the riot shields .

■ VERB

carry

Moorish infantry and cavalry, armed with bows, swords and spears, and carrying small round shields .

And Perseus carried a shield provided by the goddess of wisdom.

A Halberdier wearing light armour and carrying a shield will therefore cost 7+2+1 10 points.

Minerva, like Athene, was usually depicted wearing a helmet and armour and carrying a lance and shield .

WEAPONS/ARMOUR: Gorfang Rotgut wears light armour and carries a shield .

They are in elaborate head-dresses and carry shields and spears.

WEAPONS/ARMOUR: Azhag wears a suit of light armour and carries a shield .

equip

Any regiment may be equipped with shields at a cost of +2 points per model.

As he explained it to me, his fort came equipped with metal shields to protect it from rocket attacks.

Any regiments may be equipped with shields at +1 point per model.

protect

Beneath them the underside of the command module comprised a specially designed shield that protected them from the heat of re-entry.

It was to be a shield of freedom to protect the emancipated slave against abuses from the states.

Buy a bolster fitted with a plastic hand shield to protect your hand from badly-aimed blows.

But it also requires a heat shield to protect it during aerobraking.

As the command module entered the atmosphere tipped backwards so its heat shield was protecting the crew, the same effect happened.

As he explained it to me, his fort came equipped with metal shields to protect it from rocket attacks.

I'd definitely have a shield to protect myself, and a cloak to make me invisible.

use

They do use shields and these are often made from animal hide.

There was even some laughter when one of the thieves picked up a little girl to use as a human shield .

Your only hope is to use him as a shield against the rest of the gang as you break through their line.

Remember that a character with one hand holding a wand can't cast spells, use a shield , etc.

If necessary, use a shield to prevent stray light from reaching the detector.

And they do have the option of using a shield and not using the halberd.

He serrated the air with his sword and used his shield as a wall and a battering-ram.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Before operating this machine, make sure the safety shield is in place.

Suncream acts as a kind of shield against the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays.

The spacecraft is covered in a material that acts as a heat shield .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

And Perseus carried a shield provided by the goddess of wisdom.

Only the distal edge of the radial shields are visible.

Other demonstrators have managed to draw pink hearts on most of the riot shields.

Rawlie sat next to him, in an old chair with a back shaped like a shield .

The adoral shields are small wing-like almost separating the oral shield from the first lateral arm plate.

The radial shields are not visible, probably absent.

The radial shields are triangular to tear-drop shaped, just over a quarter the disk radius in length.

This ironclad shield was pierced by ten gun ports, the largest guns being designed for 9-inch shells.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

face

The knife dropped from Grant's nerveless fingers and he staggered back, throwing up his right arm to shield his face .

The same way you intuitively bring your arms to shield your face .

Down Commercial Street came two others, shielding their faces from the newspaper camera men with fur muffs and boas.

■ VERB

try

He tried to shield his past from its probing.

Their 45-year-old teacher, Gwen Mayor, was killed as she tried to shield them.

Even trying to shield herself from him, she could feel that void in him that he wanted her to fill.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Beneath him, shielded by his body, lay a baby.

Fuel taxes were reduced, shielding industry from the effects of the rise in oil prices.

The elderly woman shielded her wounded husband.

The treated glass shields your eyes from the sun's ultraviolet rays.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

But there was Daley to shield Wilson, beating down the evil ward bosses who opposed the Daley-Wilson reform.

Dana had to be shielded from Roman's anger, and she was the only one who could do that.

He had nearly forgotten about the small house next to him, shielded as it was by the rhododendron hedge.

I held up a hand to shield my eyes.

I passed long wagon trains filled with wounded and dying soldiers, without even a blanket to shield them....

I was lucky; a bit of the fence fell on me and shielded me from the blast, I suppose.

If other servants resented him, these two carefully shielded him.

The trappings of prominent elected offices do not shield the occupants from the challenges, temptations and failures of daily life.

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