defender

[[t]dɪfe̱ndə(r)[/t]]
defenders
1) N-COUNT: usu N of n If someone is a defender of a particular thing or person that has been criticized, they argue or act in support of that thing or person.

...the most ardent defenders of conventional family values.

...a strong defender of human rights or religious freedom.

2) N-COUNT A defender in a game such as soccer, football, or hockey is a player whose main task is to try and stop the other side scoring.

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  • Defender — Defender, meaning who/which defends , may refer to:In entertainment: * Defender (video game), a 1980s arcade game * Defender (album), a 1987 album by Rory Gallagher * Defender (novel), a 2001 science fiction novel in the Foreigner Universe of C.… …   Wikipedia

  • Defender — (engl. für Verteidiger) steht für: den Land Rover Defender, einen Geländewagen das Luftschiff Defender von Goodyear aus dem Jahr 1929 das Segelschiff Defender, gebaut von Nathanael Herreshoff, Sieger im America’s Cup 1895 das Arcade Spiel… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Defender — Defender: Defender  песня американской хеви метал группы Manowar, записанная в 1982 году при участии Орсона Уэллса Defender  легкий тактический военно транспортный самолет Defender  шведская пауэр метал группа Defender … …   Википедия

  • defender — verbo transitivo,prnl. 1. Proporcionar (una persona o una cosa) protección [a una persona], [a un animal] o a [una cosa] frente a [una cosa peligrosa o perjudicial …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • defender — de·fend·er n: a lawyer who represents defendants; esp: public defender Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. defender …   Law dictionary

  • defender — Se conjuga como: entender Infinitivo: Gerundio: Participio: defender defendiendo defendido     Indicativo   presente imperfecto pretérito futuro condicional yo tú él, ella, Ud. nosotros vosotros ellos, ellas, Uds. defiendo defiendes defiende… …   Wordreference Spanish Conjugations Dictionary

  • defender — de defender das intempéries …   Dicionario dos verbos portugueses

  • Defender — De*fend er (d[ e]*f[e^]nd [ e]r), n. [Cf. {Fender}.] One who defends; one who maintains, supports, protects, or vindicates; a champion; an advocate; a vindicator. [1913 Webster] Provinces . . . left without their ancient and puissant defenders.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • defender — defender(se) 1. ‘Proteger(se) de un daño’. Verbo irregular: se conjuga como entender (→ apéndice 1, n.º 31). 2. Además del complemento directo, lleva habitualmente otro complemento introducido por de o contra: «¿Juras defenderla de sus enemigos?» …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • defender — c.1300 (early 13c. as a surname), via Anglo French, from O.Fr. defendeor, agent noun from defendre (see DEFEND (Cf. defend)). The Latin word in this sense was defensor …   Etymology dictionary

  • defender — |ê| v. tr. 1. Tomar a defesa de. 2. Oferecer proteção. = PROTEGER 3. Proporcionar abrigo a. = RESGUARDAR 4. Desculpar. 5. Patrocinar. 6. Proibir, interditar. • v. pron. 7. Opor o esforço próprio ao ataque alheio. 8. Repelir uma agressão, um… …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

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