verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- shield back,
- shield bearer,
- shield bug,
- shield cricket,
- shield fern
Origin of shield
Examples from the Web for shield
He remains busy trying to penetrate the shield with something much smarter.A Gift to the Jihadis: The Unseen Airport Security Threat|Clive Irving|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Liu was also well aware of the risks that came with the shield.
He tended to shield himself from disappointment by expecting the worst—of people and of his country.How Richard Pryor Beat Bill Cosby and Transformed America|David Yaffe, Scott Saul|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
UPDATE: "My firm has done nothing to shield anyone or any entity from any sanctions," Goldin told The Daily Beast in an email.Exclusive: Did This Manhattan Firm Help Shield a Russian Fund From Sanctions?|Bill Conroy|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the winter, they can shield drivers from the annoyance of having to wipe snow and ice off their windshields.
It was well aimed, but was also caught on the shield, and fell broken to the ground.The Norsemen in the West|R.M. Ballantyne
I avoided his shaft, and as his horse bolted past on my left, I pushed him with my shield, and knocked him from the saddle.The Prince of India, Volume II|Lew. Wallace
The knight's sword struck the squire's shield just above the upper leathern loop that held it to the wearer's arm.The Winning of the Golden Spurs|Percy F. Westerman
And what is there in common between a shield and a philosopher's staff?
He sat down closer to me, and held the paper open for a shield.My Little Sister|Elizabeth Robins
Word Origin for shield
Old English scield, scild "shield; protector, defense," literally "board," from Proto-Germanic *skelduz (cf. Old Norse skjöldr, Old Saxon skild, Middle Dutch scilt, Dutch schild, German Schild, Gothic skildus), from *skel- "divide, split, separate," from PIE root *(s)kel- (1) "to cut" (see scale (n.1)). Perhaps the notion is of a flat piece of wood made by splitting a log. Shield volcano (1911) translates German Schildvulkan (1910). Plate tectonics sense is from 1906, translating Suess (1888).
Old English gescildan, from the root of shield (n.). Related: Shielded; shielding. Cf. German scilden.