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Dictionary Definition

defender

Noun

1 a person who cares for persons or property [syn: guardian, protector, shielder]
2 a fighter who holds out against attack [syn: withstander]

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English

Etymology

to defend + -er

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. Someone who defends people or property.
  2. A lawyer who represents defendants.
  3. A fighter who repels an attack.
  4. One of the players whose primary task is to prevent the opposition from scoring.

Translations

someone who defends
a lawyer
a fighter
sports term

Spanish

Etymology

Latin defendere

Verb

defender
  1. to defend (contra, de'' - against, from)

Synonyms

Conjugation

Extensive Definition

Defender, meaning 'who/which defends', may refer to:
defender in Korean: 디펜더
defender in Italian: Defender
defender in Japanese: ディフェンダー
defender in Russian: Defender

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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