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Meaning of DEFENDER

Pronunciation:  duf'endur

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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