Definition of protector in English:



  • 1A person or thing that protects someone or something.

    ‘a man who became her protector, adviser, and friend’
    ‘ear protectors’
    • ‘Sometimes their role as custodians and protectors of biodiversity is not even acknowledged.’
    • ‘Perhaps it means I should wear a pocket protector and thick glasses.’
    • ‘In hearing protection, sophisticated electronic protectors are the trend.’
    • ‘Third, we visualize assisting and protective forces, the dharma protectors.’
    • ‘So these charms were considered ' lucky charms' and powerful protectors against evil.’
    • ‘He then donned his hearing protectors and yellow sunglasses and manned the air cart.’
    • ‘I want to show up with a catcher's mask, chest protector and shin guards.’
    • ‘Some of the vests now have a collar and groin protector.’
    • ‘The biggest of the ringing bells is three tonnes and an arresting sight as it gracefully arcs round, even if we can't hear it to its full capacity thanks to our bright red ear protectors.’
    • ‘The most basic kind of power protection is a surge protector, also known as a surge suppressor.’
    • ‘Inside was a surge protector - the key item they were looking for.’
    • ‘I currently have elderly patients who describe feeling insecure when not wearing their hip protectors.’
    • ‘In the way they are described in this bill they sound a bit like glamorised security guards and protectors of the collections.’
    • ‘These protectors guarded over the tombs of the kings, in what is now known as the Valley of the Kings.’
    • ‘What is feasible in the short term is a smaller entity that will protect the protectors.’
    • ‘Compliance with wearing hip protectors is low because many older patients find them uncomfortable.’
    • ‘Perhaps it was just payback for being their protector and provider.’
    • ‘Currently, though, and from a historical standpoint, the custodians and protectors of the document inspire little confidence.’
    • ‘And where are the guardians and protectors of all that is right and good in western medicine?’
    • ‘These dogs traveled with the Roman armies, for whom they served as guards, protectors and draft dogs.’
    defender, preserver, bodyguard, minder, guardian, guard, champion, watchdog, ombudsman, knight in shining armour, guardian angel, patron, chaperone, escort, keeper, custodian
    guard, shield, pad, buffer, cushion, screen
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  • 2historical A regent in charge of a kingdom during the minority, absence, or incapacity of the sovereign.

    ‘the King's uncle became Protector’
    1. 2.1 The title of the head of state in England during the later period of the Commonwealth between 1653 and 1659, first Oliver Cromwell (1653–8), then his son Richard (1658–9).
      • ‘In 1653 it became the home of Oliver Cromwell after he was made Lord Protector of the Commonwealth.’
      • ‘Through his unique talents as a politician and military commander during the Civil War, Oliver Cromwell rose from humble origins to become Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England.’