American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One who protects; a guardian.
- n. A device that protects; a guard.
- n. A person who rules a kingdom during the minority of a sovereign.
- n. The head of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 1653 to 1659.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which protects, defends, or shields from injury or any evil; a defender; a guardian; a patron: as, a child's natural protectors.
- n. In English history: One who had the care of the kingdom during the king's minority or incapacity; a regent: as, the Duke of Somerset was protector in the reign of Edward VI.
- n. [capitalized] The title (in full Lord Protector) of the head of the executive during part of the period of the Commonwealth: it was held by Oliver Cromwell 1653–8, and by Richard Cromwell 1658–9.
- n. In weaving, a stop-motion attached to a power-loom, which immediately stops the loom when the shuttle fails to enter the box.
- n. Someone who protects or guards, by assignment or on his own initiative.
- n. A device or mechanism which is designed to protect.
- n. One who prevents interference.
- n. A state or other subject under international law, exercising a protectorate over another subject in international law.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who, or that which, defends or shields from injury, evil, oppression, etc.; a defender; a guardian; a patron.
- n. (Eng. Hist.) One having the care of the kingdom during the king's minority; a regent.
- n. (R. C. Ch.) A cardinal, from one of the more considerable Roman Catholic nations, who looks after the interests of his people at Rome; also, a cardinal who has the same relation to a college, religious order, etc.
- n. a person who cares for persons or property
- From Latin, from protegere 'to shield, protect' (Wiktionary)
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“Gabriel and his Harlequin protector, Maya, immediately mobilize to escape New York and find the long-lost Traveler.”
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“Also I suspect the desire for some kind of benevolent guardian or protector is a variable human characteristic, which I apparently lack.”
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