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Meaning of DEFENDER

Pronunciation:  duf'endur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a person who cares for persons or property
  2. [n]  a fighter who holds out against attack
 

DEFENDER is a 8 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: guardian, protector, shielder, withstander
 
 See Also: admonisher, battler, belligerent, bodyguard, champion, chaperon, chaperone, combatant, custodian, escort, fighter, fire fighter, fire-eater, firefighter, fireman, foster-parent, guard, hero, keeper, law officer, lawman, monitor, paladin, patron saint, peace officer, peacekeeper, preserver, reminder, scrapper, steward

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\De*fend"er\, n. [Cf. {Fender}.]
One who defends; one who maintains, supports, protects, or
vindicates; a champion; an advocate; a vindicator.

      Provinces . . . left without their ancient and puissant
      defenders.                               --Motley.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abettor, admirer, advocate, aficionado, angel, apologete, apologist, apologizer, backer, buff, champion, dependence, encourager, endorser, exponent, fan, favorer, friend at court, guard, justifier, lover, Maecenas, mainstay, maintainer, paladin, paranymph, partisan, patron, patroness, pillar, pleader, promoter, proponent, protagonist, protector, protectress, reliance, rock, safekeeper, second, seconder, sectary, sider, sponsor, stalwart, standby, successful advocate, support, supporter, sustainer, sympathizer, tower, tower of strength, upholder, vindicator, votary, well-wisher, whitewasher
 

 

 

 

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