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Definitions of shield:

part of speech: noun

A broad plate worn for defence on the left arm: defence: a person who protects: an escutcheon.

part of speech: verb

To cover as with a shield; to protect; toward off; to defend.

part of speech: verb transitive

To protect with, or as with, a sheltering screen; defend.

part of speech: noun

In former times, a broad plate borne on the left arm as defensive armour in battle or single contest; defence; shelter; one who defends or protects; in bot., one of the little cups or discs containing the fructification of lichens; in geol., a shell or covering; in her., the escutcheon or field on which are blazoned the bearings in coats of arms.

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