What is another word for defences?

Pronunciation: [dɪfˈɛnsɪz] (IPA)

Defences are an integral part of our everyday lives. They protect us from harm and keep us safe from danger. However, there are several different synonyms for the word "defences" that can add some nuance and variety to our vernacular. One such synonym is "protection," which refers to anything that guards against harm or danger. Another option is "safeguards," which are measures taken to prevent harm or loss. "Shield" and "barrier"can also be used to describe defensive measures, as they both refer to something that acts as a barrier or obstacle to protect against harm. Lastly, "fortification" implies a more fortified and sturdy type of defense, often used in military contexts.

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Usage examples for Defences

In 1899 the Tsar issued an order for the creation of a city on the Bay of Talien-Wan; and in two years Dalny stood in massive completeness, with docks and wharves and defences which had cost millions of dollars.
"A Short History of Russia"
Mary Platt Parmele
According to the Williamite historian, Ginkell was informed by traitors of what was passing, and that the defences on the river side were guarded by two of the "most indifferent Irish regiments."
"An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800"
Mary Frances Cusack
Did they dream then that this scene would be enacted over again when a new Quebec, proud of her improvements and defences, that were considered impregnable, should fight and lose one of the greatest of battles, and two of the bravest of men, and again lower the lilies!
"A Little Girl in Old Quebec"
Amanda Millie Douglas

Famous quotes with Defences

  • It has been mentioned that in Trench I there is evidence of three successive stages of these defences.
    Kathleen Kenyon
  • One of the most powerful defences the media can offer for controversial actions is, of course, public interest.
    Rowan D. Williams
  • Do we call this the land of the free? What is it to be free from King George and continue the slaves of King Prejudice?Is it a freedom to be slaves, or a freedom to be free, of which we boast? We are a nation of politicians, concerned about the outmost defences only of freedom. It is our children's children who may perchance be really free.
    Henry David Thoreau
  • Literary men are being employed to praise a big business man personally, as men used to praise a king. They not only find political reasons for the commercial schemes—that they have done for some time past—they also find moral defences for the commercial schemers. … I do resent the whole age of patronage being revived under such absurd patrons; and all poets becoming court poets, under kings that have taken no oath.
    G. K. Chesterton
  • It is incredible how essential to me you have become.You have no idea how stand-offish I can be with people I don't love. I have brought it to a fine art. But you have broken down my defences. And I don't really resent it.
    Vita Sackville-West

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