What is defence?

  • (noun): (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring.
    Synonyms: defense, defending team
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on defence:

Defence Intelligence
... Defence Intelligence is a key member of the United Kingdom Intelligence Community, but differs from the agencies (SIS, GCHQ, and the Security Service ... military staff and is funded within the Defence budget ... Like the rest of the MOD Defence Intelligence was subject to the 2008 'Streamlining' initiative in which 20-25 percent of Central London staff were cut ...
Defence Intelligence - Organisation
... Defence Intelligence is headed by the Chief of Defence Intelligence (CDI) who is a serving three-star military officer and who, as the MOD's 'intellige ... The civilian Deputy Chief of Defence Intelligence (DCDI) is responsible for Defence Intelligence analysis and production, the military Assistant Chief of the ...
Organisation - Deputy Chief of Defence Intelligence (DCDI)
... analysis and production directorates of Defence Intelligence (known as the Defence Intelligence Analytical Staff or DIAS) ...
Ugo Ehiogu - Club Career - Middlesbrough
... quickly became a mainstay in the central defence since joining the club and rejoining his former team mate Gareth Southgate in central defence ... move, usually alongside Matt Heath in central defence ...
1982 Invasion Of The Falkland Islands - Defence - Forces Involved
... Their numbers were reinforced by at least 25 Falkland Islands Defence Force (FIDF) members ... Graham Bound, an islander who lived through the Argentine occupation, reports in his book Falkland Islanders At War that the higher figure of approximately 40 (both serving and past) members of the FIDF reported for duty at their Drill Hall ...

More definitions of "defence":

  • (noun): The speech act of answering an attack on your assertions.
    Synonyms: refutation, defense
  • (noun): A defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him.
    Synonyms: defense, denial, demurrer
  • (noun): Military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies.
    Synonyms: defense, defensive measure
  • (noun): Protection from harm.
    Synonyms: defense

Famous quotes containing the word defence:

    They aroused me to a determination to understand more fully the position of women, and the character of those men who talk so much of the need of our being “protected”Mremoving from us, meanwhile, what are often the very weapons of our defence [sic], occupations, and proper and encouraging remuneration.
    Harriot K. Hunt (1805–1875)

    Behold now this vast city; a city of refuge, the mansion house of liberty, encompassed and surrounded with his protection; the shop of war hath not there more anvils and hammers waking, to fashion out the plates and instruments of armed justice in defence of beleaguered truth, than there be pens and hands there, sitting by their studious lamps, musing, searching, revolving new notions.
    John Milton (1608–1674)

    There can be no defence like elaborate courtesy.
    —E.V. (Edward Verrall)