Pro·tect v. t. [imp. & p. p. Protected; p. pr. & vb. n. Protecting.] To cover or shield from danger or injury; to defend; to guard; to preserve in safety; as, a father protects his children.
The gods of Greece protect you! --Shak.
Syn: -- To guard; shield; preserve. See Defend.
adj 1: kept safe or defended from danger or injury or loss; "the
most protected spot I could find" [syn: secure]
2: guarded from injury or destruction [syn: saved]