verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of shield
Related Words for shieldingshelter, defend, cover, conceal, safeguard, fend, secure, bulwark, harbor, house, screen, roof, chamber, guard, stonewall, haven, shotgun
Examples from the Web for shielding
Contemporary Examples of shielding
Shielding students from the cissexism of the Western canon was too silly even for Oberlin.Warning: This Column Will Offend You
April 28, 2014
The man next to him held a large piece of cardboard above his head, shielding his face from the baking sun.Egypt’s Day of Rage
August 16, 2013
Teachers showed uncommon courage, shielding their students with their bodies and speaking to them about love.Oklahoma Tornado Devastation: What the Twister Left Behind
May 22, 2013
Instead, the government is shielding the industry from liability and helping keep the scope of the deaths secret.If a Windmill Kills an Eagle, Does the Government Make a Sound?
May 14, 2013
Lohan was supposedly spotted outside of a nightclub in the back of an SUV after her hearing, shielding herself with a blanket.Lindsay Lohan, Jay Leno & More Celebrities’ Week in Hell (Photos)
March 23, 2013
Historical Examples of shielding
I knew he thought young Porter had taken it and was shielding him.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
"They march badly--badly," he said, shielding his eyes from the sun with his hand.In the Valley
Reluctantly, I drew my head from beneath the shielding hood.
I can't thank you enough for shielding us all these years; there's no use in my trying.The Rise of Roscoe Paine
Joseph C. Lincoln
Anita was beside him, shielding him with her own body from the rain of blows.The Finding of Haldgren
Charles Willard Diffin
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.