Meaning of PROTECTION in English


/ prəˈtekʃn; NAmE / noun


[ U ] protection (for / of sb/sth) (against / from sth) the act of protecting sb/sth; the state of being protected :

Wear clothes that provide adequate protection against the wind and rain.

He asked to be put under police protection .

the conservation and protection of the environment

data protection laws


[ C ] protection (against sth) a thing that protects sb/sth against sth :

They wore the charm as a protection against evil spirits.


[ U ] protection (against sth) insurance against fire, injury, damage, etc. :

Our policy offers complete protection against fire and theft.


[ U ] the system of helping an industry in your own country by taxing foreign goods :

The government is ready to introduce protection for the car industry.


[ U ] the system of paying criminals so that they will not attack your business or property :

to pay protection money

to run a protection racket



Middle English : from Old French , from late Latin protectio(n-) , from protegere cover in front, from pro- in front + tegere to cover.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.