how to pronounce defense

dɪfɛns

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An example use of defense in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… the first line of defense or the first …”

meanings of defense

noun:

  1. A prohibition; a prohibitory ordinance.
  2. Government policy or (infra)structure related to the military.
  3. A strategy and tactics employed to prevent the other team from scoring; contrasted with offense.
  4. An argument in support or justification of something.
  5. The portion of a team dedicated to preventing the other team from scoring; contrasted with offense.
  6. Anything employed to oppose attack(s).
  7. The lawyer or team thereof who presents such a case.
  8. The case presented by the defendant in a legal proceeding.
  9. The action of defending or protecting from attack, danger, or injury.