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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 de·fence /dɪˈfɛn(t)s/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·fence n. & v. t. See Defense.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·fense, De·fence n.
 1. The act of defending, or the state of being defended; protection, as from violence or danger.
 In cases of defense 't is best to weigh
 The enemy more mighty than he seems.   --Shak.
 2. That which defends or protects; anything employed to oppose attack, ward off violence or danger, or maintain security; a guard; a protection.
    War would arise in defense of the right.   --Tennyson.
    God, the widow's champion and defense.   --Shak.
 3. Protecting plea; vindication; justification.
    Men, brethren, and fathers, hear ye my defense.   --Acts xxii. 1.
 4. Law The defendant's answer or plea; an opposing or denial of the truth or validity of the plaintiff's or prosecutor's case; the method of proceeding adopted by the defendant to protect himself against the plaintiff's action.
 5. Act or skill in making defense; defensive plan or policy; practice in self defense, as in fencing, boxing, etc.
    A man of great defense.   --Spenser.
    By how much defense is better than no skill.   --Shak.
 6. Prohibition; a prohibitory ordinance. [Obs.]
    Severe defenses . . . against wearing any linen under a certain breadth.   --Sir W. Temple.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·fense, v. t. To furnish with defenses; to fortify. [Obs.] [Written also defence.]
    Better manned and more strongly defensed.   --Hales.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the
           anxiety associated with instinctive desires [syn: defense
           mechanism, defense reaction, defence mechanism, defence
           reaction, defense]
      2: (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team
         from scoring; "his teams are always good on defense" [syn:
          defense, defending team] [ant: offense, offense]
      3: the defendant and his legal advisors collectively; "the
         defense called for a mistrial" [syn: defense, defense
         team, defense lawyers] [ant: prosecution]
      4: an organization of defenders that provides resistance
         against attack; "he joined the defense against invasion"
         [syn: defense, defense force, defence force]
      5: the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions;
         "his refutation of the charges was short and persuasive";
         "in defense he said the other man started it" [syn: refutation,
      6: the justification for some act or belief; "he offered a
         persuasive defense of the theory" [syn: defense, vindication]
      7: a structure used for defense; "the artillery battered down
         the defenses" [syn: defensive structure, defense]
      8: a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the
         charges against him; "he gave evidence for the defense"
         [syn: defense, denial, demurrer] [ant: prosecution]
      9: military action or resources protecting a country against
         potential enemies; "they died in the defense of
         Stalingrad"; "they were developed for the defense program"
         [syn: defense, defensive measure]
      10: protection from harm; "sanitation is the best defense
          against disease" [syn: defense]