defence vs defense :

defence or defense

If you are writing for a British publication, use “defence,” but the American “defense” has the advantages of greater antiquity, similarity to the words from which it was derived, and consistency with words like “defensible.” The pronunciation used in sports which accents the first syllable (“DEE-fense”) should not be used whendiscussing military, legal, or other sorts of defense.People in sports use “defense” as a verb meaning “defend against,” as in “the team couldn’t defense that strategy.” Outside of sports talk, “defense” is never a verb.See also .

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Definitions

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

  • n  (military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies
    they died in the defense of Stalingrad
    they were developed for the defense program
  • n  protection from harm
    sanitation is the best defense against disease
  • n  (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring
    his teams are always good on defense
  • n  the justification for some act or belief
    he offered a persuasive defense of the theory
  • n  (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires
  • n  the federal department responsible for safeguarding national security of the United States; created in 1947
  • n  the defendant and his legal advisors collectively
    the defense called for a mistrial
  • n  the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions
    in defense he said the other man started it
  • n  an organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack
    he joined the defense against invasion
  • n  a structure used to defend against attack
    the artillery battered down the defenses
  • n  a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him
    he gave evidence for the defense
  • n  the act of defending someone or something against attack or injury
    a good boxer needs a good defense
    defense against hurricanes is an urgent problem
News & Articles

  • 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...
    June 14, 2013 - PR Newswire
  • 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 ...
    June 13, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • Niger security forces repel attack on police: defence minister
    NIAMEY (Reuters) - Niger's security forces repelled an overnight assault by gunmen on a military police academy in the capital Niamey, the defence minister said on Wednesday, an attack likely to heighten concerns over the Islamist threat in the West African nation. The attack on the academy in Niamey's northern Koirategui suburb followed a June 1 assault on a prison in the capital, during which ...
    June 13, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News

  • Defense industry sees dip in mergers, acquisitions
    The aerospace and defense industry saw a decline in mergers and acquisitions during the first part of the year as federal budget cuts set in, forcing the banks and financial advisers that facilitate those deals to reconsider their stomach for the sector.
    June 25, 2013 - Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
  • Defense: Trayvon Martin "viciously attacked" Zimmerman
    Defense attorneys are making their opening arguments to a jury in the shooting death of unarmed Florida teen Trayvon Martin in a gated community last year
    June 24, 2013 - CBS News
  • Defense Consolidation: Who Gets Bought First?
    As overseas wars wind down and legislatively mandated cuts to military spending begin to bite, everybody in the defense industry is beginning to ask how sector consolidation will unfold. When you only have one big customer -- the government -- and that customer starts slashing its purchases of goods and services, it's inevitable that some suppliers will choose to exit the business.
    June 24, 2013 - Forbes