What is defense?

  • (noun): (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring.
    Example: "His teams are always good on defense"
    Synonyms: defence, defending team
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on defense, defenses:

Shareholder Rights Plan - Overview
... In publicly-held companies, "poison pills" refer to various methods to deter takeover bids ... Takeover bids are attempts by a bidder to obtain control of a target company, either by soliciting proxies to get elected to the board or by acquiring a controlling block of shares and using the associated votes to get elected to the board ...
Innovative Defense
... Innovative defenses (the invention of which is sometimes called creative lawyering) are relatively new and untried defenses for having committed a criminal act ... Such defenses include the abuse defense Battered woman defence premenstrual stress syndrome the biological defense (the "Twinkie Defense") "Black rage" urban survival syndrome ... Parodies of innovative defenses are sometimes seen in entertainment, for example the Chewbacca Defense ...
Jewish Institute For National Security Affairs - Foreign Policy Positions
... National ballistic missile defense systems ... Increased defense cooperation with Israel ... defense relationships with Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and other Persian Gulf nations ...
Invasion Of Canada (1775) - Background - Defensive Preparations
... He set about raising local militias to aid in the defense of Montreal and Quebec City, which met with only limited success ... for use on Lake Champlain, and recruited about one hundred Mohawk to assist in its defense ... He himself oversaw the defense of Montreal, leading only 150 regulars, since he relied on Fort St ...

More definitions of "defense":

  • (noun): Military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies.
    Example: "They died in the defense of Stalingrad"; "they were developed for the defense program"
    Synonyms: defence, defensive measure
  • (noun): The speech act of answering an attack on your assertions.
    Example: "In defense he said the other man started it"
    Synonyms: refutation, defence
  • (noun): The justification for some act or belief.
    Example: "He offered a persuasive defense of the theory"
    Synonyms: defence, vindication
  • (noun): An organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack.
    Example: "He joined the defense against invasion"
    Synonyms: defence, defense force, defence force
  • (noun): Protection from harm.
    Example: "Sanitation is the best defense against disease"
    Synonyms: defence
  • (noun): A defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him.
    Example: "He gave evidence for the defense"
    Synonyms: defence, denial, demurrer

Famous quotes containing the word defense:

    The aims of life are the best defense against death.
    Primo Levi (1919–1987)

    Our reliance is in the love of liberty which God has planted in our bosoms. Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as the heritage of all men, in all lands, every where.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)

    From a bed in this hotel Seargent S. Prentiss arose in the middle of the night and made a speech in defense of a bedbug that had bitten him. It was heard by a mock jury and judge, and the bedbug was formally acquitted.
    —Federal Writers’ Project Of The Wor, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)