from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who, or that which, defends or shields from injury, evil, oppression, etc.; a defender; a guardian; a patron.
- n. One having the care of the kingdom during the king's minority; a regent.
- n. 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.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who cares for persons or property
That the protector is a female terminator is a masterstroke, but it's Sarah Connor's character that really pushes the envelope.
There are other missteps, like the hilarious CGI werewolf-conference that made me feel like I was on peyote, or the handling of Jacob falling in love with an infant child, still creepy despite Condon's focus on Renesmee all grown up and trying to distract us with the word "protector."
Gabriel and his Harlequin protector, Maya, immediately mobilize to escape New York and find the long-lost Traveler.
To rig for a single-line pull, remove the nylon tree strap protector from the winch accessory package.
Also I suspect the desire for some kind of benevolent guardian or protector is a variable human characteristic, which I apparently lack.
Their lone protector is a fiercely libertarian logger, once a river driver, who befriends them.
The theory behind a surge protector is to keep everything at more or less the same potential.
After going through a rough stretch late in the season in which it gave up seven sacks in two games, the league's best quarterback protector is back on its game.
“Here, if your pocket protector is mauve you are cool.”
Just make sure that the surge protector is grounded.
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