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  • nounprotection
  • verbprotect

synonyms for shield

  • armor
  • buffer
  • bulwark
  • safeguard
  • shelter
  • absorber
  • aegis
  • armament
  • buckler
  • bumper
  • cover
  • defense
  • escutcheon
  • guard
  • mail
  • rampart
  • screen
  • security
  • ward
See also synonyms for: shielded / shielding / shields
  • shelter
  • defend
  • cover
  • conceal
  • safeguard
  • fend
  • secure
  • bulwark
  • harbor
  • house
  • screen
  • roof
  • chamber
  • guard
  • stonewall
  • haven
  • go to bat for
  • ride shotgun
  • ward off
  • shotgun
  • cover all bases
  • cover up
  • give cover
  • give shelter
  • take under one's wing
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How to use shield in a sentence

Because ozone is both a chemical by-product of oxygen produced in photosynthesis and a shield that protects life from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays, astronomers think atmospheric ozone could be a key indicator that a distant world is habitable.
HUBBLE WATCHED A LUNAR ECLIPSE TO SEE EARTH FROM AN ALIEN’S PERSPECTIVEMARIA TEMMINGAUGUST 17, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Louis’s sudden education began just as governments across the world started treating the looming shortage of masks and face shields as a matter of national security.
UNMADE IN AMERICATATE RYAN-MOSLEYAUGUST 14, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Hundreds of thousands of masks, gloves, face shields and hand sanitizer bottles will be on hand to protect them.
FIVE WAYS THE NOVEMBER ELECTION COULD BE ODDER THAN EVERRANDY DOTINGAJULY 13, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Little things such as adding complimentary masks, face shields, gloves, and hand sanitizers to Independence Day deals will show consumers that you care about them.
ECOMMERCE MARKETING THIS INDEPENDENCE DAY WILL BE TRICKY: FOUR MUST DOSEVELYN JOHNSONJUNE 23, 2020SEARCH ENGINE WATCH
Her current company, Therma-Tron-X, had already started to make face shields for a local hospital.
TACKLING THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS CALLS FOR NOVEL IDEASKATHIANN KOWALSKIMAY 7, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
This forced the enemy to let go of his shield during the thick of battle.
14 EXCEPTIONAL WEAPON SYSTEMS FROM HISTORY THAT WERE AHEAD OF THEIR TIMEDATTATREYA MANDALMARCH 26, 2020REALM OF HISTORY
There is a companion who condoleth with his friend for his belly's sake, and he will take up a shield against the enemy.
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The sailors had hoped they would be able to shield the Southern point of the Peninsula by interposing their ships but they can't.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
I should judge from what I see and feel that shade is seldom wanting here, except as a shield from the rain.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
Prepare the table, behold in the watchtower them that eat and drink: arise, ye princes, take up the shield.
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WORDS RELATED TO SHIELD

  • cover
  • pinafore
  • shield
  • smock
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