defense American English spelling

defense - noun

  • (military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies
  • protection from harm
  • (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring
  • the justification for some act or belief
  • (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires
  • the federal department responsible for safeguarding national security of the United States; created in 1947
  • the defendant and his legal advisors collectively
  • the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions
  • an organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack
  • a structure used to defend against attack
  • a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him
  • the act of defending someone or something against attack or injury
  • defense - thesaurus

    defence British English spelling   demurrer   denial   dod   refutation   vindication  

    Other Spellzone word lists: Government, ministries

    Scrabble score for defense

    d is 2 e is 1 f is 4 e is 1 n is 1 s is 1 e is 1
    Scrabble score = 11

    generated at 10:55:45 on 02-12-23

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