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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

1. a protective covering or structure;

2. armor carried on the arm to intercept blows;
[syn: shield, buckler]

3. hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles;
[syn: carapace, shell, cuticle, shield]

VERB (2)

1. protect, hide, or conceal from danger or harm;
[syn: shield, screen]

2. hold back a thought or feeling about;
- Example: "She is harboring a grudge against him"
[syn: harbor, harbour, shield]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Shield \Shield\, n. [OE. sheld, scheld, AS. scield, scild, sceld, scyld; akin to OS. scild, OFries. skeld, D. & G. schild, OHG. scilt, Icel. skj["o]ldr, Sw. sk["o]ld, Dan. skiold, Goth. skildus; of uncertain origin. Cf. Sheldrake.] 1. A broad piece of defensive armor, carried on the arm, -- formerly in general use in war, for the protection of the body. See Buckler. [1913 Webster] Now put your shields before your hearts and fight, With hearts more proof than shields. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Anything which protects or defends; defense; shelter; protection. "My council is my shield." --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Figuratively, one who protects or defends. [1913 Webster] Fear not, Abram; I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward. --Gen. xv. 1. [1913 Webster] 4. (Bot.) In lichens, a Hardened cup or disk surrounded by a rim and containing the fructification, or asci. [1913 Webster] 5. (Her.) The escutcheon or field on which are placed the bearings in coats of arms. Cf. Lozenge. See Illust. of Escutcheon. [1913 Webster] 6. (Mining & Tunneling) A framework used to protect workmen in making an adit under ground, and capable of being pushed along as excavation progresses. [1913 Webster] 7. A spot resembling, or having the form of, a shield. "Bespotted as with shields of red and black." --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 8. A coin, the old French crown, or ['e]cu, having on one side the figure of a shield. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Shield fern (Bot.), any fern of the genus Aspidium, in which the fructifications are covered with shield-shaped indusia; -- called also wood fern. See Illust. of Indusium. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Shield \Shield\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shielded; p. pr. & vb. n. Shielding.] [AS. scidan, scyldan. See Shield, n.] 1. To cover with, or as with, a shield; to cover from danger; to defend; to protect from assault or injury. [1913 Webster] Shouts of applause ran ringing through the field, To see the son the vanquished father shield. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] A woman's shape doth shield thee. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To ward off; to keep off or out. [1913 Webster] They brought with them their usual weeds, fit to shield the cold to which they had been inured. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 3. To avert, as a misfortune; hence, as a supplicatory exclamation, forbid! [Obs.] [1913 Webster] God shield that it should so befall. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] God shield I should disturb devotion! --Shak. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

shield n 1: a protective covering or structure 2: armor carried on the arm to intercept blows [syn: shield, buckler] 3: hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles [syn: carapace, shell, cuticle, shield] v 1: protect, hide, or conceal from danger or harm [syn: shield, screen] 2: hold back a thought or feeling about; "She is harboring a grudge against him" [syn: harbor, harbour, shield]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

273 Moby Thesaurus words for "shield": achievement, advocate, aegis, alerion, animal charge, annulet, apply to, argent, arm, arm guard, armament, armature, armor, armor plate, armorial bearings, armory, arms, azure, backstop, bandeau, bar, bar sinister, baton, bearings, bend, bend sinister, billet, blanket, blazon, blazonry, bless, block, body armor, bordure, broad arrow, buckler, buffer, bulletproof vest, bulwark, bumper, cadency mark, canopy, canton, chain armor, chain mail, chamber, champion, chaplet, charge, chevron, chief, chitin, cloak, clothe, cloud, coat, coat of arms, coat of mail, cockatrice, compass about, contraceptive, cope, copyright, coronet, cortex, cover, cover up, coverage, covering, covert, coverture, cowl, cowling, crash helmet, crescent, crest, cross, cross moline, crown, curtain, cushion, dashboard, defence, defend, device, difference, differencing, dodger, drape, drapery, eagle, eclipse, elytron, ensure, episperm, ermine, ermines, erminites, erminois, escutcheon, face mask, falcon, fence, fend, fender, fess, fess point, field, file, film, finger guard, flanch, flank, fleur-de-lis, foot guard, fret, fur, fuse, fusil, garland, goggles, governor, griffin, guarantee, guard, guard against, guardrail, guise, gules, gyron, habergeon, hand guard, handrail, hanging, harbor, hard hat, harness, hatchment, hauberk, haven, helmet, heraldic device, honor point, hood, house, housing, impalement, impaling, inescutcheon, insulation, insure, interlock, keep, keep from harm, knee guard, knuckle guard, label, laminated glass, lay on, lay over, life preserver, lifeline, lightning conductor, lightning rod, lion, lorica, lorication, lozenge, mail, make safe, mantle, mantling, marshaling, martlet, mascle, mask, metal, motto, mudguard, muffle, mullet, needles, nestle, nombril point, nose guard, obduce, obscure, occult, octofoil, or, ordinary, orle, overlay, overspread, pad, padding, pale, pall, palladium, paly, panoply, patent, pean, pericarp, pheon, pilot, plate, plate armor, police, preventive, prophylactic, protect, protection, protective clothing, protective covering, protective umbrella, purpure, put on, quarter, quartering, register, ride shotgun for, roof, rose, sable, safeguard, safety, safety glass, safety plug, safety rail, safety shoes, safety switch, safety valve, saltire, screen, scum, scutcheon, scute, scutum, seat belt, secure, security, shell, shelter, shin guard, shroud, spines, spread eagle, spread over, subordinary, suit of armor, sun helmet, superimpose, superpose, tenne, test, testa, thick skin, tincture, torse, tressure, umbrella, underwrite, unicorn, vair, veil, vert, vestment, ward, windscreen, windshield, wreath, yale
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Shield used in defensive warfare, varying at different times and under different circumstances in size, form, and material (1 Sam. 17:7; 2 Sam. 1:21; 1 Kings 10:17; 1 Chr. 12:8, 24, 34; Isa. 22:6; Ezek. 39:9; Nahum 2:3). Used figuratively of God and of earthly princes as the defenders of their people (Gen. 15:1; Deut. 33:29; Ps. 33:20; 84:11). Faith is compared to a shield (Eph. 6:16). Shields were usually "anointed" (Isa. 21:5), in order to preserve them, and at the same time make the missiles of the enemy glide off them more easily.