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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) :
n 1: the act of shielding from harm
2: a shield of lead or concrete intended as a barrier to
radiation emitted in nuclear decay
3: shield consisting of an arrangement of metal mesh or plates
designed to protect electronic equipment from ambient
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
30 Moby Thesaurus words for "shielding":
blanketing, cloaking, coating, covering, custodial, defending,
defensive, enveloping, fostering, guardian, guarding, immunizing,
parental, preventive, prophylactic, protecting, protective,
safeguarding, screening, self-defensive, self-preservative,
self-protective, sheathing, sheltering, shrouding, tutelary,
veiling, vigilant, watchful, wrapping
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