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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Shield \Shield\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shielded; p. pr. & vb. n.
Shielding.] [AS. scidan, scyldan. See Shield, n.]
1. To cover with, or as with, a shield; to cover from danger;
to defend; to protect from assault or injury.
Shouts of applause ran ringing through the field,
To see the son the vanquished father shield.
A woman's shape doth shield thee. --Shak.
2. To ward off; to keep off or out.
They brought with them their usual weeds, fit to
shield the cold to which they had been inured.
3. To avert, as a misfortune; hence, as a supplicatory
exclamation, forbid! [Obs.]
God shield that it should so befall. --Chaucer.
God shield I should disturb devotion! --Shak.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: (used especially of machinery) protected by a shield to
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
54 Moby Thesaurus words for "shielded":
armed, armored, cased, ceiled, cloaked, clouded, coated, coped,
copyrighted, covered, covert, cowled, curtained, defended,
eclipsed, encapsulated, encapsuled, encased, enveloped, enwrapped,
filmed, floored, guarded, hooded, housed, invulnerable, loricate,
loricated, mantled, masked, muffled, obscured, occulted, packaged,
patented, paved, policed, protected, roofed-in, safe, safeguarded,
screened, scummed, sheathed, shelled, sheltered, shrouded, swathed,
tented, under cover, veiled, walled, walled-in, wrapped
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