Protected
Protect Pro*tect", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Protected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Protecting}.] [L. protectus, p. p. of protegere, literally, to cover in front; pro before + tegere to cover. See {Tegument}.] To cover or shield from danger or injury; to defend; to guard; to preserve in safety; as, a father protects his children. [1913 Webster]

The gods of Greece protect you! --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To guard; shield; preserve. See {Defend}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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