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Noun: shield  sheeld
  1. A protective covering or structure
     
  2. Armour carried on the arm to intercept blows
    - buckler
     
  3. Hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles
    - carapace, shell, cuticle
Verb: shield  sheeld
  1. Protect, hide, or conceal from danger or harm
    - screen
     
  2. Hold back a thought or feeling about
    "She is shielding a grudge against him";
    - harbor [N. Amer], harbour [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: shielded, shielding, shields

Type of: armor [US], armour [Brit, Cdn], conceal, hide, protect, protection, protective cover, protective covering, scute

Part of: arthropod, mollusc, mollusk, shellfish, turtle

Encyclopedia: Shield, The