Other forms: defenders

Definitions of defender
  1. noun
    a person who cares for persons or property
    synonyms: guardian, protector, shielder
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    admonisher, monitor, reminder
    someone who gives a warning so that a mistake can be avoided
    bodyguard, escort
    someone who escorts and protects a prominent person
    champion, fighter, hero, paladin
    someone who fights for a cause
    chaperon, chaperone
    one who accompanies and supervises a young woman or gatherings of young people
    custodian, keeper, steward
    one having charge of buildings or grounds or animals
    fire fighter, fire-eater, firefighter, fireman
    a member of a fire department who tries to extinguish fires
    foster parent, foster-parent
    a person who acts as parent and guardian for a child in place of the child's natural parents but without legally adopting the child
    a person who keeps watch over something or someone
    someone in charge of other people
    law officer, lawman, peace officer
    an officer of the law
    patron saint
    a saint who is considered to be a defender of some group or nation
    someone who keeps peace
    (ancient Rome) an official elected by the plebeians to protect their interests
    a guardian or defender against theft or illegal practices or waste
    attorney general
    the chief law officer of a country or state
    baby farmer
    someone who runs an establishment that houses and cares for babies for a fee
    baby minder, babyminder, minder
    a person who looks after babies (usually in the person's own home) while the babys' parents are working
    baby-sitter, babysitter, sitter
    a person engaged to care for children when the parents are not home
    border patrolman
    someone who patrols the borders of a country
    bouncer, chucker-out
    a person whose duty is to throw troublemakers out of a bar or public meeting
    a custodian who is hired to take care of something (property or a person)
    a lawman with less authority and jurisdiction than a sheriff
    conservator, curator
    the custodian of a collection (as a museum or library)
    den mother
    a woman who supervises a den of Cub Scouts
    deputy, deputy sheriff
    someone authorized to exercise the powers of sheriff in emergencies
    door guard, doorkeeper, doorman, gatekeeper, hall porter, ostiary, porter
    someone who guards an entrance
    a woman chaperon
    fire chief, fire marshal
    the head of a fire department
    fire warden, forest fire fighter, ranger
    an official who is responsible for managing and protecting an area of forest
    flatfoot, patrolman
    a policeman who patrols a given region
    foster father, foster-father
    a man who is a foster parent
    foster mother, foster-mother
    a woman who is a foster parent and raises another's child
    game warden, gamekeeper
    a person employed to take care of game and wildlife
    someone responsible for the maintenance of a golf course
    gaoler, jailer, jailor, prison guard, screw, turnkey
    someone who guards prisoners
    a guard who carries a halberd (as a symbol of his duty)
    a woman employed as a chaperon in a residence for young people
    house sitter
    a custodian who lives in and cares for a house while the regular occupant is away (usually without an exchange of money)
    someone employed to clean and maintain a building
    lieutenant, police lieutenant
    an officer in a police force
    lighthouse keeper
    the keeper of a lighthouse
    marshal, marshall
    a law officer having duties similar to those of a sheriff in carrying out the judgments of a court of law
    MP, military policeman
    a member of the military police who polices soldiers and guards prisoners
    nanny, nurse, nursemaid
    a person who is the custodian of children
    narc, narcotics agent, nark
    a lawman concerned with narcotics violations
    an escort who rides ahead (as a member of the vanguard)
    critter sitter, pet sitter
    someone left in charge of pets while their owners are away from home
    officer, police officer, policeman
    a member of a police force
    police sergeant, sergeant
    a lawman with the rank of sergeant
    Praetorian, Praetorian Guard
    a member of the Praetorian Guard
    a guard at an airport who checks passengers or their luggage at a security checkpoint
    the principal law-enforcement officer in a county
    solicitor general
    a law officer appointed to assist an attorney general
    Ranger, Texas Ranger
    a member of the Texas state highway patrol; formerly a mounted lawman who maintained order on the frontier
    the chief official in charge of a prison
    a person who works in a prison and is in charge of prisoners
    security guard, watcher, watchman
    a guard who keeps watch
    beefeater, yeoman, yeoman of the guard
    officer in the (ceremonial) bodyguard of the British monarch
    zoo keeper
    the chief person responsible for a zoological garden
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    someone who keeps safe from harm or danger
  2. noun
    a fighter who holds out against attack
    synonyms: withstander
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    battler, belligerent, combatant, fighter, scrapper
    someone who fights (or is fighting)




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