verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of shield
Related Words for shieldarmor, buffer, safeguard, shelter, bulwark, defend, cover, conceal, screen, armament, guard, defense, aegis, escutcheon, rampart, mail, ward, security, absorber, bumper
Examples from the Web for shield
Contemporary Examples of shield
He remains busy trying to penetrate the shield with something much smarter.A Gift to the Jihadis: The Unseen Airport Security Threat
December 27, 2014
Liu was also well aware of the risks that came with the shield.In The Shadow of Murdered Cops
December 26, 2014
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
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?
November 10, 2014
In the winter, they can shield drivers from the annoyance of having to wipe snow and ice off their windshields.Paved Paradise
The Daily Beast
September 24, 2014
Historical Examples of shield
Could he be asked to shield and protect her, or what would become of her?Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
They shield him, too; nobody who wants to reach their hearts must blame him.
I believe it is often the best wisdom to be blind and let God be our eyes as well as our shield.Weighed and Wanting
Still there was that in them which respected the mother's grief; they tried to shield her.
You acted like a hero in trying to shield Alan Porter, and I like men of that stamp.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
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.