2. [syn: protected, saved]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Protect \Pro*tect"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Protected; p. pr. &
vb. n. Protecting.] [L. protectus, p. p. of protegere,
literally, to cover in front; pro before + tegere to cover.
To cover or shield from danger or injury; to defend; to
guard; to preserve in safety; as, a father protects his
The gods of Greece protect you! --Shak.
Syn: To guard; shield; preserve. See Defend.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: kept safe or defended from danger or injury or loss; "the
most protected spot I could find" [ant: unprotected]
2: guarded from injury or destruction [syn: protected,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
34 Moby Thesaurus words for "protected":
armed, cloaked, conserved, copyrighted, covered, defended, guarded,
immune, immunized, insured, intact, invulnerable, kept, patented,
policed, preserved, safe, safe and sound, safeguarded, saved,
screened, secure, sheltered, shielded, spared, undamaged, unharmed,
unhurt, unscathed, unspoiled, untainted, unthreatened, untouched,