noun, verb (used with object), de·fenced, de·fenc·ing. Chiefly British.
- defective virus,
- defective year,
- defence in depth,
- defence mechanism,
Examples from the Web for defence
Well, the defence team of Britain's most famous publicist Max Clifford came out - swinging?This Just In: Max Clifford's Penis Is "Certainly Not Enormous"|Tom Sykes|March 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Similar attacks then followed against the Latvian Ministry of Defence and Defence Forces sites.
Hats off the Guardian, Britain's most thoughtful left-wing newspaper, for running a piece today in defence of Prince Charles.
In baseball someone stealing home is so radical, that the possibility disrupts the pitcher and defence -- even if the steal fails.
The Defence Ministry wanted the land, the Railways promised to return it, 43 families were suddenly homeless.
The confusion of thought which has led to the misconceptions about defence as a method of war is due to several obvious causes.Some Principles of Maritime Strategy|Julian Stafford Corbett
The post on which the Republicans chiefly confided for their defence was that of Morne Fortune.The History of the First West India Regiment|A. B. Ellis
To be determined not to hear one word that you can help in his defence, in his favour, and in his praise?Bunyan Characters - Third Series|Alexander Whyte
His plan of defence was as well conceived and as original as the plan of attack.Fifty-two Stories of the British Navy, from Damme to Trafalgar.|Alfred H. Miles
That is a coot defending hearth and home against the despoiler; and bravely is that defence maintained.Unexplored Spain|Abel Chapman
- a country's military measures or resources
- (as modifier)defence spending
- the action of protecting oneself, one's goal, or one's allotted part of the playing area against an opponent's attacks
- the method of doing this
- the defencethe players in a team whose function is to do this
- the team that does not have possession of the ball
- the members of a team that play in such circumstances
Word Origin for defence