Definición de shield en inglés:

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Pronunciación: /ʃiːld/


1A broad piece of metal or another suitable material, held by straps or a handle attached on one side, used as a protection against blows or missiles.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Patrick whipped out his new shield and the shield defended against the blow.
  • The children are also learning to march like a tortoise as the Romans did, with shields at their side and on top.
  • Doune then caught a heavy blow to his left side, his shield blunting the force of the blow, but stumbled backwards and fell onto his back.
buckler, target;
in Australia hielaman;
Heraldry  escutcheon;
Mythology  aegis
archaic targe
1.1A sporting trophy shaped like a shield, consisting of an engraved metal plate mounted on a piece of wood: team captain Ben Hall collected the winners' shield
1.2A US police officer’s badge.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • And I will carry this: It is the police shield of a man named George Howard, who died at the World Trade Center trying to save others.
  • Somebody's in the uniform where they had a badge, or a shield.
1.3 Heraldry A stylized representation of a shield used for displaying a coat of arms.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • The Shire Hall at the castle, which contains one of the biggest displays of heraldic shields in the country, is world famous and 30 years ago staged the trial of the Birmingham Six.
  • The shield and crest are displayed on William Shakespeare's monument and on Susanna Hall's seal.
  • Upon the shield was the traditional animal, a large bore head with the royal house sword of battle behind it.
2A person or thing providing protection: a coating of grease provides a shield against abrasive dirt
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • It was obvious that the protection provided by the shields was a poor exchange for lessened mobility.
  • Chinese fan history dates back to ancient times when feathers and leaves were utilized to provide shields from sunshine or were woven as tools for cooling.
  • Last year's unsung hero, Lee Carsley, provided a great shield for our back four.
protection, guard, defence, cover, screen, shade, safety, security, shelter, safeguard, support, bulwark, protector
2.1A protective plate or screen on machinery or equipment: a face shield is sometimes an integral part of a safety helmet
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Actually, this is a shield to prevent gas from blowing back in the shooter's face in the rare event of a failure of some kind.
  • These X-rays heated the interior of the bomb and the tamper; the shield prevented premature detonation of the fuel.
  • The design incorporates a shield which prevents the thumb safely and rear sight from robbing against the body.
2.2A device or material that prevents or reduces the emission of light or other radiation: water is a relatively good shield against cosmic rays
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Signals are increased by antenna boosters and radiation exposure is reduced by radiation shields.
  • His work on the penetration of gamma rays published in 1953 in the Physical Review is used in the design of nuclear reactors and radiation shields: -
  • Lead radiation shields around concealed radioactive material would pop out on an X-ray.
2.3A hard flat or convex part of an animal, especially a shell: the horseshoe crab’s armour forms a huge domed shield
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The fusion of the cephalic segments is most obvious when a cephalic shield or carapace is present.
  • One photograph of an internal mold of the dorsal shield shows a ‘faint impression of the brain.’
  • The dorsal shield was pierced by a single, large, nostril-like opening situated in the middle of the head in front of the eyes.
3 Geology A large rigid area of the earth’s crust, typically of Precambrian rock, which has been unaffected by later orogenic episodes, e.g. the Canadian Shield.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Their principal outcrops constitute the great Precambrian shields of continental crust upon which later formations were deposited.
  • The structural discontinuity between the shield and the horizontal lavas filling the embayment corresponds to the eroded scarps of the landslide.
  • Northern Finland is part of the Precambrian Fennoscandian shield.


[with object]
1Protect from a danger, risk, or unpleasant experience: he pulled the cap lower to shield his eyes from the glare these people have been completely shielded from economic forces
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • His sister lay beside the small girl, her arm draped protectively round her as if to try and shield her from the danger they were now in.
  • It's a thought that's particularly popular among those who are shielded from the risks that disruption always brings.
  • Astronauts in space are so shielded from ultraviolet light that their bodies can't produce enough Vitamin D.
1.1Prevent from being seen: the rocks she sat behind shielded her from the lodge
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • He can do all this and more, but only if he knows the truth and is not shielded behind a cocoon of manufactured perceptions.
  • When our hero passed, she could barely look him in the eye, she just shielded herself behind her sympathetic companions.
  • As I am sitting on the floor and shielded by the shelves it is basically impossible to see me from the creative room.
1.2Enclose or screen (a piece of machinery) to protect the user: cylindrical ducts shield the propellers
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Therapeutic radiation is generally safe if the generator is shielded.
  • We shielded the electrochemical NO analyzer to prevent unblinding of nonrespiratory therapists.
protect, keep safe, cover, screen, shade, keep from harm, afford protection to, provide protection for, save, safeguard, wrap, preserve, conserve, defend, cushion, secure, guard, inoculate, insulate
1.3Prevent or reduce the escape of sound, light, or other radiation from (something): uranium shutters shield the cobalt radioactive source
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • None of the rooms are acoustically shielded, nor have sound transmission measurements been taken.
  • There is a new product launched recently in Germany which shields electromagnetic radiation.
  • Look for devices that produce as little UV light as possible at high intensity or that carefully shield the UV rays they produce.



Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Besides, with two maces you will be shieldless.
  • Otherwise you'll be left with a shieldless / sealless bearing (which won't last long against outdoor conditions).
  • The now shieldless Sestuan landed on the attacking ship and first tore through the missile pods that had shot him, hoping to hit something to ignite another explosion.


Old English scild (noun), scildan (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch schild and German Schild, from a base meaning 'divide, separate'.

Palabras que riman con shield

afield, field, midfield, misfield, unaneled, unconcealed, unhealed, unpeeled, unrevealed, unsealed, wield, yield

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