An example of protection is an umbrella to stand under during a rainstorm.
An example of protection is money paid by a shopowner to the mob to avoid violence.
An example of protection is a bribe paid to a government official to avoid being fined for doing something wrong.
Raincoats give protection from rain.
Wore gloves as a protection against cold; saw darkness as their protection in trying to escape.
Origin of protection
- Middle English, from Old French, from stem of Latin protectio (“a covering over"), from protectus, past participle of protegere (“to protect, to cover in front")