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Pronunciation:  pru'tekshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  kindly endorsement and guidance; "the tournament was held under the auspices of the city council"
  2. [n]  payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence; "every store in the neighborhood had to pay him protection"
  3. [n]  the activity of protecting someone or something; "the witnesses demanded police protection"
  4. [n]  the imposition of duties or quotas on imports in order to protect domestic industry against foreign competition; "he made trade protection a plank in the party platform"
  5. [n]  a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury; "they had no protection from the fallout"; "wax provided protection for the floors"
  6. [n]  defense against financial failure; "his pension gave him security in his old age"; "insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness"
  7. [n]  the condition of being protected; "they were huddled together for protection"; "he enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home"

PROTECTION is a 10 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: aegis, auspices, protective cover, protective covering, security, shelter, trade protection, tribute
 See Also: accompaniment, activity, armor, armour, assets, back, bell glass, bell jar, binder, binding, blind, bonnet, book binding, cap, care, charge, civil defense, cladding, cloche, coaster, cold frame, cover, coverage, covering, covering, cowl, cowling, crystal, dashboard, defence, defense, dust cover, endorsement, escort, escutcheon, extortion, faceplate, facing, fallboard, finger plate, guardianship, heat shield, hedge, hedging, hood, housing, immunisation, immunization, imposition, indemnity, infliction, inoculating, insulation, insurance, insurance, lining, locking, lockup, mask, momism, mulch, overlay, overlayer, overprotection, overshielding, patrol, preservation, radioprotection, ring-binder, roof, ruggedisation, ruggedization, saving, screen, scutcheon, sealing, security, self-defence, self-defense, self-protection, shade, sheath, sheathing, shelter, shield, shielding, splashboard, splasher, testudo, thumbstall, toecap, tutelage, vaccinating, washboard, watch crystal, watch glass, waterproofing



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pro*tec"tion\, n. [L. protectio: cf. F. protection.]
1. The act of protecting, or the state of being protected;
   preservation from loss, injury, or annoyance; defense;
   shelter; as, the weak need protection.

         To your protection I commend me, gods. --Shak.

2. That which protects or preserves from injury; a defense; a
   shield; a refuge.

         Let them rise up . . . and be your protection.
                                               --Deut. xxxii.

3. A writing that protects or secures from molestation or
   arrest; a pass; a safe-conduct; a passport.

         He . . . gave them protections under his hand.

4. (Polit. Econ.) A theory, or a policy, of protecting the
   producers in a country from foreign competition in the
   home market by the imposition of such discriminating
   duties on goods of foreign production as will restrict or
   prevent their importation; -- opposed to {free trade}.

{Writ of protection}. (Law)
   (a) A writ by which the king formerly exempted a person
       from arrest; -- now disused. [Eng.] --Blackstone.
   (b) A judicial writ issued to a person required to attend
       court, as party, juror, etc., intended to secure him
       from arrest in coming, staying, and returning.

Syn: Preservation; defense; guard; shelter; refuge; security;

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are being protected or need protection indicates that you are feeling helpless in some situation. Life's difficulties has made you dependable on others. You need to start taking charge of the situation. Dreaming that you are protecting someone, suggests that you are putting up an emotional wall or barrier between you and others around you. Consider who or what you are protecting for clues as to what aspect of your own self you are afraid of letting out and letting others know.