shield
I. noun Etymology: Middle English sheld, from Old English scield; akin to Old High German scilt shield and probably to Old English sciell shell Date: before 12th century 1. a broad piece of defensive armor carried on the arm 2. one that protects or defends ; defense 3. dress shield 4. a. a device or part that serves as a protective cover or barrier b. a protective structure (as a carapace, scale, or plate) of some animals 5. escutcheon; especially one that is wide at the top and rounds to a point at the bottom 6. the Precambrian nuclear mass of a continent that is surrounded and sometimes covered by sedimentary rocks 7. something resembling a shield: as a. apothecium b. a police officer's badge c. a decorative or identifying emblem II. transitive verb Date: before 12th century 1. a. to protect with or as if with a shield ; provide with a protective cover or shelter b. to cut off from observation ; hide 2. obsolete forbid Synonyms: see defendshielder noun

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