1. the activity of protecting someone or something

- the witnesses demanded police protection

Definition categories: act, activity

2. a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury

- they had no protection from the fallout

- wax provided protection for the floors

Definition categories: man–made, covering

3. defense against financial failure; financial independence

- insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness

Similar word(s): security

Definition categories: possession, assets

4. the condition of being protected

- they were huddled together for protection

- he enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home

Similar word(s): shelter

Definition categories: state, security

5. kindly endorsement and guidance

Similar word(s): aegis, auspices

Definition categories: act, endorsement, indorsement

6. the imposition of duties or quotas on imports in order to protect domestic industry against foreign competition

- he made trade protection a plank in the party platform

Definition categories: act, imposition, infliction

7. payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence

- every store in the neighborhood had to pay him protection

Similar word(s): tribute

Definition categories: act, extortion

Sentences with protection as a noun:

- Raincoats give protection from rain.