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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​.

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