Definition for protecting (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of protect
Examples from the Web for protecting
The CDA was passed not in the name of censorship but in the name of protecting children from stumbling across sexual material.
Unfortunately, this is more about protecting the legacy of a ‘great man.’
In the name of protecting passengers, however, tourists in Las Vegas are unable to take advantage of this service.Why Do ‘Progressives’ Want to Ban Uber and AirBnB?|Adam Thierer, Christopher Koopman|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The NFL cares about only one thing: protecting the 32 franchise owners.
Harry has longed for his parents ever since they were killed while protecting him from the evil Valdemort.During Advent, Lots of Waiting, But Not Enough Hope|Gene Robinson|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He declared them to be, like all other morals, merely an expedient for protecting a certain type of man.Thus Spake Zarathustra|Friedrich Nietzsche
If anyone should push through that protecting fringe of growth, he would be looking directly down on the two lads.The Secret Cache|E. C. [Ethel Claire] Brill
The reason for this was that the tree had the fame of keeping off snakes, and also of protecting persons from witches.Chatterbox, 1906|Various
Boys learn a manly and protecting tenderness, and the girls become at once more feminine and more truthful.
Cibber carved a basso-relievo on one side, representing King Charles in a Roman costume, protecting the ruined city.Sir Christopher Wren|Lucy Phillimore
British Dictionary definitions for protecting
Word Origin for protect
Word Origin and History for protecting
mid-15c., from Latin protectus, past participle of protegere "to protect, cover in front" (see protection). International economics sense from 1789. Related: Protected; protecting.