how to pronounce shield


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shield is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… decide to write the book shield ring …”

meanings of shield


  1. A field of energy that protects or defends.
  2. A broad piece of defensive armor, held in hand, formerly in general use in war, for the protection of the body.
  3. A spot resembling, or having the form of a shield.
  4. In lichens, a hardened cup or disk surrounded by a rim and containing the fructification, or asci.
  5. Parts at the front and back of a vehicle which are meant to absorb the impact of a collision.
  6. A police badge.
  7. A toilet seat.
  8. Anything that protects or defends; defense; shelter; protection.
  9. A wide and relatively low-profiled volcano, usually composed entirely of lava flows.
  10. A framework used to protect workmen in making an adit under ground, and capable of being pushed along as excavation progresses.
  11. A coin, the old French crown, or écu, having on one side the figure of a shield.
  12. A shape like that of a shield; usually, an inverted triangle with sides that curve inward to form a pointed bottom, commonly used for police identifications and company logos.
  13. A sign or symbol, usually containing numbers and sometimes letters, identifying a highway route.
  14. The escutcheon or field on which are placed the bearings in coats of arms.
  15. A large expanse of exposed stable Precambrian rock.
  16. One who protects or defends.
  17. A place with a toilet seat: an outhouse; a lavatory.


  1. To protect, to defend.
  2. To protect from the influence of.


  1. A surname​.

shield frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word shield occurs in english on average 9.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics shield can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that shield can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

3) transport and travel;

words with pronunciation similar to shield


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