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defense
Definition:
the federal department responsible for safeguarding national security of the UnitedStates; created in 1947

Synonyms:

noun
act
defence, defense, defensive measure.
answer
rhetorical question, toppers, counterclaims, thank-you note, lip, backcap, the ticket, antiphon, antiphons, repartee, thank you note, band aid, parting shot, echoes, counter-claim, guff, counterclaim, remark, Re-mark, refutation.
apologia
apologetics.
armament; protection system
stockade, arms, fortification, shelter, immunity, rampart, fort, cover, warfare, protection, deterrence, wall, ward, fence, weapons, position, palisade, trench, parapet, resistance, citadel, stronghold, barricade, bastion, munitions, fastness, embankment, weaponry, dike, garrison, guard, armor, bastille, safeguard, security, aegis, redoubt, shield, fortress, buttress, bulwark.
bastion
breastworks, breastwork, stronghold, tower of strength.
bulwark
redoubt, Vallation, redoubts, parapet, outwork, outworks.
contrast
foil.
counter-evidence
negation, opposition, parry, contradiction, counter-evidence, confutation, disproof, subversion.
cover
harborage, harborages, coverts.
defense
barrier, defense reaction, cover, demurrer, protection, defense team, refutation, safeguard, Defence Mechanism, argument, screen, shield, vindication, stronghold, armor, support, fortress, resistance, Defence Force, backfire, defending team, guard, department of defense, defense department, moat, defence, dod, aversion, defensive measure, denial, defense lawyers, defense mechanism, Defence Reaction, harbor, counterattack, security, wall, buffer, countermeasure, defensive structure, defense force, shelter, barricade.
defense mechanism
sublimations, defense reaction, sublimation, symbolization.
explanation, justification
Explaining, vindication, answer, plea, Excusing, rejoinder, argument, rationalization, story, extenuation, cleanup, apology, song and dance, excuse, return, off-time, Apologizing, apologia, fish story, whitewash, response, reply, apologetics, exculpation, copout, exoneration, jive, retort.
fortification
Embattlement, presidios, earthworks, earthwork, entrenchments, palisade, presidio, entrenchment, blockhouses, blockhouse.
opposition
Antinomy, counter-attack, obstructiveness, negativism, opposure, Antinomies, Oppugnancy, unfriendliness, counter-attacks, duel.
parapet
protective wall.
plea
petition, appeal, suit, entreaty, plea.
preservation
sustentation, safeguarding, preserval, perpetuation, guardianship, perpetuations.
reason
whyfor, the whole idea.
response
justification, rejoinder, objection, reaction, answer, refutation, explanation, reply, denial, excuse, return, rebuttal, response, riposte, acknowledgment, echo, retort.
safety
safeness, impregnability.
weapon
armament.
verb
cover
bumper.
Examples of usage:
  1. The defense was prepared by Schrank in the county jail. – The Attempted Assassination of ex-President Theodore Roosevelt by Oliver Remey Henry Cochems Wheeler Bloodgood
  2. But the young men- the flower of the French nation- whose lives have been offered on the altar of national defense- these cannot be replaced. – A Journey Through France in War Time by Joseph G. Butler, Jr.
  3. I'm not at all sure I'd do it even then, Miss Louise; not unless I was forced to do it in self- defense. – The Ranch at the Wolverine by B. M. Bower
  4. He knew that he was merely a defense mechanism, to ward off fear: for, it wasn't true. – My Shipmate--Columbus by Stephen Wilder
  5. Crime, she knew, was a result of poverty, necessity, self- defense or lack of control, and she also knew that Bud Larkin had never been called upon to fall back on any of these. – The Free Range by Francis William Sullivan
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