defence defence  /dɪ ˈfɛns/


  1. (n) (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires
  2. (n) (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring
  3. (n) the defendant and his legal advisors collectively
  4. (n) an organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack
  5. (n) the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions
  6. (n) the justification for some act or belief
  7. (n) a structure used to defend against attack
  8. (n) a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him
  9. (n) (military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies
  10. (n) protection from harm
  11. (n) the act of defending someone or something against attack or injury


  1. Demand from Automobile, Aerospace and Defence industries in Emerging Economies to Fuel Global Machine Tools and ...

    LONDON, June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Machine tools and cutting tools are used in a wide range of applications that span multiple industries. Market growth is expected to be driven by demand from aerospace and defence, mining, power generation and automobile...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: PR Newswire

  2. Soccer-PSG to start French title defence at Montpellier

    PARIS, June 13 (Reuters) - Paris St Germain will start the defence of their Ligue 1 title next season at Montpellier in an opening clash between the last two French champions, the League (LFP) said on Thursday. PSG, who clinched their first title in 19 years last month, will kick off the season on Aug. 9. Ligue 2 champions Monaco, who have already spent millions of euros on signing Colombian ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Defence IQ Announce Their Updated Counter IED Market Report 2013

    LONDON, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Defence IQ announce their updated Counter IED Market Report 2013 is now available to download from their Resource Centre: ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "But it didn't work. They passed the ball very well, they made us work very hard in the defence. When we finally won the ball, we were too tired to move quickly forward. They have been playing together for several years, they are very cohesive,...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Miroslav Klose Source: The Canadian Press

  2. "I'd be glad to help him if he's the nominee - he is very strong on national defence, he is tough fiscally, he is pro-life. His principles are sound and solid," Mr Bush said.
    on Feb 10, 2008 By: President Bush Source: Irish Times

  3. Judge Antonin Scalia, writing for four colleagues, said the constitution did not permit "the absolute prohibition of handguns held and used for self-defence in the home".
    on Jun 26, 2008 By: Antonin Scalia Source: The Australian

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