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  1. shield

    • IPA[ʃiːld]

    英式

    • n.
      a 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.;a sporting trophy shaped like a shield, consisting of an engraved metal plate mounted on a piece of wood
    • v.
      protect from a danger, risk, or unpleasant experience;prevent from being seen
    • noun: shield, plural noun: shields

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. a 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. 同義詞 buckler, target, hielaman, escutcheon, aegis, ... 更多
    • a 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
    • a US police officer's badge.
    • a stylized representation of a shield used for displaying a coat of arms.
    • 2. a person or thing providing protection a coating of grease provides a shield against abrasive dirt 同義詞 protection, guard, defence, cover, screen, ... 更多
    • a protective plate or screen on machinery or equipment a face shield is sometimes an integral part of a safety helmet
    • a device or material that prevents or reduces the emission of light or other radiation water is a relatively good shield against cosmic rays
    • a hard flat or convex part of an animal, especially a shell the horseshoe crab's armour forms a huge domed shield
    • 3. 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.

    動詞

    • 1. protect 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
    • prevent from being seen the rocks she sat behind shielded her from the lodge
    • enclose or screen (a piece of machinery) to protect the user cylindrical ducts shield the propellers
    • prevent or reduce the escape of sound, light, or other radiation from (something) uranium shutters shield the cobalt radioactive source
    • remain apart from others for a period of time in order to avoid catching an infectious disease to which one may be particularly vulnerable they are shielding to protect their own health