Thesaurus

shields

noun
plural of shield

Synonyms & Antonyms of shields

(Entry 1 of 2)

means or method of defending
  • the slightly built boy used his sharp wit as a shield against the school's bullies

Synonyms for shields

Words Related to shields

Near Antonyms for shields

shields

verb
present tense third-person singular of shield

Synonyms & Antonyms of shields (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to drive danger or attack away from
  • celebrities who are shielded by a cluster of bodyguards whenever they appear in public

Synonyms for shields

Words Related to shields

Phrases Synonymous with shields

Near Antonyms for shields

Antonyms for shields

2 to place a protective layer over
  • she shielded her eyes from the sun with her hand

Synonyms for shields

Words Related to shields

Near Antonyms for shields

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About shields

Thesaurus Entries Near shields

shielding

shields

shies

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Shields.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/shields. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on shields

Nglish: Translation of shields for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of shields for Arabic Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!