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defences, plural; defenses, plural;
  1. The action of defending from or resisting attack
    • - they relied on missiles for the country's defense
    • - she came to the defense of the eccentric professor
  2. Attempted justification or vindication of something
    • - he spoke in defense of a disciplined approach
  3. An instance of defending a title or seat in a contest or election
    • - his first title defense against Jones
  4. Military measures or resources for protecting a country
    • - the minister of defense
    • - defense policy
  5. A means of protecting something from attack
    • - education is the best defense against tyranny
  6. Fortifications or barriers against attack
    • - coastal defenses
  7. (in sports) The action or role of defending one's goal against the opposition
    • - we played solid defense
  8. The players in a team who perform this role

  9. The case presented by or on behalf of the party being accused or sued in a lawsuit

  10. One or more defendants in a trial

  11. The counsel for the defendant in a lawsuit
    • - the defense requested more time to prepare their case

  1. (military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies; "they died in the defense of Stalingrad"; "they were developed for the defense program"
  2. protection from harm; "sanitation is the best defense against disease"
  3. (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring; "his teams are always good on defense"
  4. the justification for some act or belief; "he offered a persuasive defense of the theory"
  5. defense mechanism: (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires
  6. Department of Defense: the federal department responsible for safeguarding national security of the United States; created in 1947
  7. American football, known in the United States as football, is a sport played between two teams of eleven. The objective of the game is to score points by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone. ...
  8. In civil proceedings and criminal prosecutions under the common law, a defendant may raise a defense (or defence) in an attempt to avoid criminal or civil liability. ...
  9. Defense (or defence) has several uses in the sphere of military application.
  10. In poker, certain aggression plays like steals can be very effective; players must occasionally reply to them with defensive plays with hands they might not otherwise play. ...
  11. In policy debate, defense refers to argument which has no implication other than mitigating an argument made by the opposing team.
  12. In many team sports, defense or defence (see spelling differences) is the action of preventing an opponent from scoring. The term may also refer to the tactics involved in defense, or a sub-team whose primary responsibility is defense. ...
  13. The action of defending or protecting from attack, danger, or injury; Anything employed to oppose attack(s). (team sports) A strategy and tactics employed to prevent the other team from scoring; contrasted with offense. ...
  14. (defensive) A means, attitude or position of defense; Intended for defence; protective; Intended to deter attack; Performed so as to minimise risk; Displaying an inordinate sensitivity to criticism; compare paranoid; Of a bowling or fielding tactic designed to prevent the other side from ...
  15. (Defenses (Defense Mechanisms)) Psychological forces which prevent undesirable or inappropriate impulses from entering consciousness (e.g., forgetting responsibilities that we really didn't want to do, projecting anger onto a spouse as opposed to your boss). ...
  16. (Defenses) A successful defense absolves the defendant from full or partial liability for damages. Apart from proof that there was no breach of duty, there are three principal defences to tortious liability.
  17. (Defenses) Circumstances, specific to each Title, under which the general nondiscrimination requirements do not apply.
  18. (Defenses) Specific behaviors used to protect and to keep others away are silence, denial, justifying, blaming, humor, bullying, fear, intellectualizing.
  19. (defenses) Defense mechanisms work to lower anxiety, helping us to avoid deeper, more difficult levels of experience. Thea may function superficially, or may be more deeply rooted and woven into one’s character.  Feelings themselves can also function as defenses. ...
  20. (Defensive) Protecting ones self from an attack
  21. (Defensive (Spike/Missle/Sam/Mud/Aaa)) Aircraft is in a defensive position and maneuvering with reference to the stated condition. If no condition stated maneuvering is with respect to A/A threat.
  22. (Defensive) AC and its partners have measured the values, principles, character thinking, and behaviour of over 35,000 individuals in Australia and New Zealand. 160 of the 240 items in the survey are classified as defensive. Examples include:
  23. (Defensive) As in many martial arts, much of training is based upon one-to-one combat. the attacker initiates the combat, offering a physical threat using basic weapons – tomahawk and knife attacks, or a punch. ...
  24. (Defensive) Weighted towards lower-risk (less volatile) investments.
  25. A defensive wolf flattens its ears against its head.