- A moat protecting your castle is an example of the first line of defence.
- When someone attacks your actions and decisions and says you did everything wrong, the way in which you argue that this is not true is an example of a defence of your actions.
Defence, the British spelling of defense, is defined as a protection against attack or the act of guarding, or an action that is taken in response to an attack.
Variant of defense
- The action of defending, of protecting from attack, danger or injury.
- Something used to oppose attack(s).
- An argument in support or justification of something.
- (team sports) A strategy and tactics employed to prevent the other team from scoring; contrasted with offense.
- (team sports) The portion of a team dedicated to preventing the other team from scoring; contrasted with offense.
- Government policy or (infra)structure related to the military.
- Department of Defense
(third-person singular simple present defences, present participle defencing, simple past and past participle defenced)
- Military and naval defence forces to be under one command.
- By this instrument the deputies of Hainault, Artois and Douay formed themselves into a league for the defence of the Catholic religion, and, subject to his observance of the political stipulations of the Union of Brussels, professed loyal allegiance to the king.
- When the stress came, and he retreated to the British legation, he took an active part in the defence, and spared neither risk nor toil in his exertions.
- 4 In defence of the traditional view, see S.
- To that of Henry II., and urged Magna Carta in defence of the liberties of the church.