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Meaning of SHIELD

Pronunciation:  sheeld

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  armor carried on the arm to intercept blows
  2. [n]  a protective covering or structure
  3. [v]  protect, hide, or conceal from danger or harm
  4. [v]  hold a thought or feeling of
 

SHIELD is a 6 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: buckler, harbor, harbour, screen
 
 See Also: armor, armour, conceal, escutcheon, hide, nipple shield, pavis, pavise, plate, protect, protection, protective cover, protective covering, scale, scutcheon, shell, shielding

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Shield\, n. [OE. sheld, scheld, AS. scield, scild,
    sceld, scyld; akin to OS. scild, OFries. skeld, D. & G.
    schild, OHG. scilt, Icel. skj["o]ldr, Sw. sk["o]ld, Dan.
    skiold, Goth. skildus; of uncertain origin. Cf. {Sheldrake}.]
    1. A broad piece of defensive armor, carried on the arm, --
       formerly in general use in war, for the protection of the
       body. See {Buckler}.
    
             Now put your shields before your hearts and fight,
             With hearts more proof than shields.  --Shak.
    
    2. Anything which protects or defends; defense; shelter;
       protection. ``My council is my shield.'' --Shak.
    
    3. Figuratively, one who protects or defends.
    
             Fear not, Abram; I am thy shield, and thy exceeding
             great reward.                         --Gen. xv. 1.
    
    4. (Bot.) In lichens, a Hardened cup or disk surrounded by a
       rim and containing the fructification, or asci.
    
    5. (Her.) The escutcheon or field on which are placed the
       bearings in coats of arms. Cf. {Lozenge}. See Illust. of
       {Escutcheon}.
    
    6. (Mining & Tunneling) A framework used to protect workmen
       in making an adit under ground, and capable of being
       pushed along as excavation progresses.
    
    7. A spot resembling, or having the form of, a shield.
       ``Bespotted as with shields of red and black.'' --Spenser.
    
    8. A coin, the old French crown, or ['e]cu, having on one
       side the figure of a shield. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
    
    {Shield fern} (Bot.), any fern of the genus {Aspidium}, in
       which the fructifications are covered with shield-shaped
       indusia; -- called also {wood fern}. See Illust. of
       {Indusium}.
    
    
  2. \Shield\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shielded}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Shielding}.] [AS. scidan, scyldan. See {Shield}, n.]
    1. To cover with, or as with, a shield; to cover from danger;
       to defend; to protect from assault or injury.
    
             Shouts of applause ran ringing through the field, To
             see the son the vanquished father shield. --Dryden.
    
             A woman's shape doth shield thee.     --Shak.
    
    2. To ward off; to keep off or out.
    
             They brought with them their usual weeds, fit to
             shield the cold to which they had been inured.
                                                   --Spenser.
    
    3. To avert, as a misfortune; hence, as a supplicatory
       exclamation, forbid! [Obs.]
    
             God shield that it should so befall.  --Chaucer.
    
             God shield I should disturb devotion! --Shak.
    
    
 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Seeing a shield in your dream, symbolizes emotional and spiritual protection, as well as physical protection. You may be feeling vulnerable and are in need of comfort.
 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

used in defensive warfare, varying at different times and under different circumstances in size, form, and material (1 Sam. 17:7; 2 Sam. 1:21; 1 Kings 10:17; 1 Chr. 12:8, 24, 34; Isa. 22:6; Ezek. 39:9; Nahum 2:3).

Used figuratively of God and of earthly princes as the defenders of their people (Gen. 15:1; Deut. 33:29; Ps. 33:20; 84:11). Faith is compared to a shield (Eph. 6:16).

Shields were usually "anointed" (Isa. 21:5), in order to preserve them, and at the same time make the missiles of the enemy glide off them more easily.

 

 

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