Shield Shield, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shielded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shielding}.] [AS. scidan, scyldan. See {Shield}, n.] 1. To cover with, or as with, a shield; to cover from danger; to defend; to protect from assault or injury. [1913 Webster]

Shouts of applause ran ringing through the field, To see the son the vanquished father shield. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

A woman's shape doth shield thee. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To ward off; to keep off or out. [1913 Webster]

They brought with them their usual weeds, fit to shield the cold to which they had been inured. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

3. To avert, as a misfortune; hence, as a supplicatory exclamation, forbid! [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

God shield that it should so befall. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

God shield I should disturb devotion! --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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