defender

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English defender, deffender, defendere, defendour, defendoure, partly from Anglo-Norman defendour, from Old French defendëor; partly from Middle English defenden + -ere, equivalent to defend +‎ -er.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪˈfɛndə(ɹ)/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛndə(ɹ)

Noun[edit]

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defender (plural defenders)

  1. Someone who defends people or property.
  2. (sports) One of the players whose primary task is to prevent the opposition from scoring.
  3. A fighter who seeks to repel an attack.
    Synonyms: forefighter, protector
  4. (law, rare) A lawyer who represents defendants, especially a public defender; a defense attorney (US) or defence counsel (UK).
    • 1822, Thomas Bayly Howell, A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Other Crimes and Misdemeanors from the Earliest Period to the Year 1783, page 729:
      There was another protection to which she was intitled by that law, namely, a defender; but she had none.
    • 2007, Barry Krisberg, Susan Marchionna, & Christopher Baird, Continuing the Struggle for Justice, →ISBN, page 248:
      So, what is contemplated under this model is that the defender would work with civil legal services lawyers to address the clients' needs.
    • 2010, Henry L. Hecht, Effective Depositions, →ISBN, page 243:
      It puts you at the head of the table, at a right angle to the witness; the court reporter sits to your right, and the defender sits on the witness's far side.
  5. (Scotland, law) A defendant in a civil action.

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defender

  1. to defend

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Ladino[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin dēfendō, dēfendere.

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defender (Latin spelling)

  1. to prohibit

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese defender, from Latin dēfendere, present active infinitive of dēfendō.

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defender (first-person singular present indicative defendo, past participle defendido)

  1. to defend (repel an attack)
    Synonyms: (archaic) defensar, proteger
  2. to defend (represent as a legal professional)
  3. (rhetoric) to defend
  4. to support (to back a cause, party etc.)
    Synonym: ser a favor de
  5. (sports) to defend (to prevent the opponent from scoring)
  6. (sports, intransitive) to play in defense
  7. (higher education) to formally present a dissertation, thesis or project
  8. first-person singular (eu) personal infinitive of defender
  9. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) personal infinitive of defender
  10. first-person singular (eu) future subjunctive of defender
  11. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) future subjunctive of defender

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin dēfendere, present active infinitive of dēfendō. Cognate with English defend.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /defenˈdeɾ/, [d̪e.fẽn̪ˈd̪eɾ]

Verb[edit]

defender (first-person singular present defiendo, first-person singular preterite defendí, past participle defendido)

  1. to defend, to protect, to hold down (contra (against), de (from))
    Synonym: proteger
  2. to stand up for, to stick up for
  3. to uphold
    defender la leyto uphold the law
  4. to prohibit
    Synonym: prohibir
  5. to claim
  6. (reflexive) to fight back
  7. (reflexive) to defend oneself, to protect oneself
  8. (reflexive) to stand up for oneself, to stick up for oneself
  9. (takes a reflexive pronoun) to fend off (+ de)
  10. (takes a reflexive pronoun) to get by

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