Textual thesaurus for "protection"

(noun) tribute

payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence

every store in the neighborhood had to pay him protection

(noun) trade protection

the imposition of duties or quotas on imports in order to protect domestic industry against foreign competition

he made trade protection a plank in the party platform

(noun) aegis, auspices

kindly endorsement and guidance

the tournament was held under the auspices of the city council

(noun) protective cover, protective covering

a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury

they had no protection from the fallout; wax provided protection for the floors

(noun) security

defense against financial failure; financial independence

his pension gave him security in his old age; insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness

(noun) shelter

the condition of being protected

they were huddled together for protection; he enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home