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English Dictionary: protection by the DICT Development Group
3 results for protection
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. the activity of protecting someone or something; "the witnesses demanded police protection"
  2. a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury; "they had no protection from the fallout"; "wax provided protection for the floors"
    Synonym(s): protective covering, protective cover, protection
  3. defense against financial failure; financial independence; "his pension gave him security in his old age"; "insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness"
    Synonym(s): security, protection
  4. the condition of being protected; "they were huddled together for protection"; "he enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home"
    Synonym(s): protection, shelter
  5. kindly endorsement and guidance; "the tournament was held under the auspices of the city council"
    Synonym(s): auspices, protection, aegis
  6. 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"
    Synonym(s): protection, trade protection
  7. payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence; "every store in the neighborhood had to pay him protection"
    Synonym(s): protection, tribute
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Protection \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;

From U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]:
   Protection, KS (city, FIPS 57850)
      Location: 37.20016 N, 99.48034 W
      Population (1990): 625 (307 housing units)
      Area: 2.5 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water)
      Zip code(s): 67127
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