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The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending against all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks.
Samuel Adams

Meaning of "defending" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF DEFENDING

defending  [dɪˈfɛndɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DEFENDING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Defending is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES DEFENDING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Defender (association football)

In the sport of association football, a defender is an outfield player whose primary role is to prevent the opposition from attacking. There are four types of defender: centre-back, sweeper, full-back and wing-back. The centre-back and full-back positions are essential in most modern formations. The sweeper and wing-back roles are more specialised for certain formations.

Definition of defending in the English dictionary

The definition of defending in the dictionary is making a defence.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DEFENDING


ascending
əˈsɛndɪŋ
condescending
ˌkɒndɪˈsɛndɪŋ
contending
kənˈtɛndɪŋ
descending
dɪˈsɛndɪŋ
ending
ˈɛndɪŋ
goaltending
ˈɡəʊlˌtɛndɪŋ
high-spending
ˌhaɪˈspɛndɪŋ
impending
ɪmˈpɛndɪŋ
lending
ˈlɛndɪŋ
mending
ˈmɛndɪŋ
moneylending
ˈmʌnɪlɛndɪŋ
offending
əˈfɛndɪŋ
parascending
ˈpærəˌsɛndɪŋ
pending
ˈpɛndɪŋ
unattending
ˌʌnəˈtɛndɪŋ
unbending
ʌnˈbɛndɪŋ
uncomprehending
ˌʌnkɒmprɪˈhɛndɪŋ
unending
ʌnˈɛndɪŋ
unoffending
ˌʌnəˈfɛndɪŋ
unpretending
ˌʌnprɪˈtɛndɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DEFENDING

defenceless
defencelessly
defencelessness
defenceman
defences
defend
defendable
defendant
defender
Defender of the Faith
defending counsel
defenestrate
defenestration
defensative
defense
defenseless
defenselessly
defenselessness
defenseman
defensibility

WORDS THAT END LIKE DEFENDING

according
binding
bonding
branding
corresponding
demanding
expanding
finding
founding
funding
grinding
landing
outstanding
pounding
sounding
spending
standing
surrounding
understanding
vending
winding

Synonyms and antonyms of defending in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DEFENDING»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «defending» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of defending

Translation of «defending» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DEFENDING

Find out the translation of defending to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of defending from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «defending» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

卫冕
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

defensa
570 millions of speakers

English

defending
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बचाव
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الدفاع
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

защищая
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

defender
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

রক্ষার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

défendre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mempertahankan diri
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Verteidigung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ディフェンディング
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

방어
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mbela
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bảo vệ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

காக்க
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बचाव
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

savunma
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

difesa
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Broniąca
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

захищаючи
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

apărarea
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

υπεράσπιση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

verdedig
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

försvarande
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

forsvar
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of defending

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DEFENDING»

The term «defending» is very widely used and occupies the 14.248 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DEFENDING» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about defending

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10 QUOTES WITH «DEFENDING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word defending.
1
Samuel Adams
The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending against all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks.
2
Charles Babbage
Some kinds of nails, such as those used for defending the soles of coarse shoes, called hobnails, require a particular form of the head, which is made by the stroke of a die.
3
Bob Barr
The world is undoubtedly a safer, freer place because Thatcher - like Reagan - refused to back down when it came to defending freedom.
4
Simone de Beauvoir
Defending the truth is not something one does out of a sense of duty or to allay guilt complexes, but is a reward in itself.
5
Judy Biggert
No one ever said that fighting the war against terrorism and defending our homeland would be easy. So let's support our troops, law enforcement workers, and our mission to keep our nation and our children safe in the days and years to come.
6
John Boorman
When actors are being defensive and defending their position, that is when you get less than good acting.
7
Craig Bruce
Organizations like the ACLU fought and won the good fight back in the 1960's, but it's clear that nowadays they've run out of useful things to do since they now spend most of their time defending the scum of the Earth from getting what they rightly deserve.
8
Sitting Bull
If we must die, we die defending our rights.
9
John Bates Clark
Dull would be the man who should merely tolerate this plan of social industry. Weak would be the position of him who should take an apologetic tone in defending it, or present its claims in a merely negative way, by exposing the evils and perils of the socialistic plan.
10
Ann Coulter
Whether they are defending the Soviet Union or bleating for Saddam Hussein, liberals are always against America. They are either traitors or idiots, and on the matter of America's self-preservation, the difference is irrelevant.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DEFENDING»

Discover the use of defending in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to defending and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Defending Jacob: A Novel
No, we are not done talking about it.”—Entertainment Weekly BONUS: This edition contains excerpts from William Landay's Mission Flats and The Strangler and a Defending Jacob discussion guide.
William Landay, 2012
2
Defending Democracy: Reactions to Extremism in Interwar Europe
Winner, Best Book on European Politics, European Politics and Society Section, American Political Science Association A comprehensive and thoughtful historical analysis of the democracies of interwar Europe, Defending Democracy provides a ...
Giovanni Capoccia, 2005
3
Defending the Holy Land
A landmark analysis of the entire history of Israel's defense and foreign policies and a fundamental reassessment of its security doctrine
Zeev Maoz, 2009
4
Defending Jacob
Andy Barber's job is to put killers behind bars.
William Landay, 2012
5
Defending Childhood: Keeping the Promise of Early Education
This book brings together a group of educators and scholars who offer insights about what we can do to defend childhood from societal challenges.
Beverly Falk, 2012
6
Defending Middle-earth: Tolkien, Myth and Modernity
A timely critical analysis of J. R. R. Tolkien's masterful trilogy, The Lord of the Rings, addresses the social and political structure of Middle-earth, its nature and ecology, and the spirituality and ethics of Tolkien's world. Reprint.
Patrick Curry, 2004
7
Defending Our Dreams: Global Feminist Voices for a New ...
Original experiences and perspectives of young feminists.
Shamillah Wilson, Anasuya Sengupta, Kristy Evans, 2005
8
Defending Animal Rights
"In a set of essays that reflects his thinking on animal and human rights over the past decade, Regan sketches the philosophical positions espoused by those who want to abolish animal exploitation, reform it to minimize suffering, or ...
Tom Regan, 2001
9
The Art of Defending: 1V1 Through 8V8
This book takes you progressively through the techniques and tactics of defending from 1v1 through to 8v8 small sided situations. This is the most comprehensive and useful book on defence training we have seen.
Wayne Harrison, 2003
10
Defending the Resurrection
In this volume, prominent Internet apologist James Patrick Holding and a team of Christian authors provide a series of essays defending the Resurrection as a historical event, taking on criticisms from every angle - from that which is ...
Ed James Patrick Holding, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DEFENDING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term defending is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Defending champ Rory McIlroy pulls out of British Open
Rory McIlroy pulled out of the British Open at St. Andrews on Wednesday with an ankle injury, the first time in 61 years the defending champion ... «NOLA.com, Jul 15»
2
Whoopi Goldberg Is STILL Defending Bill Cosby Following The New …
Newly released court documents from a 2005 deposition of Bill Cosby have shed a new light on the allegations against him. In the unsealed ... «PerezHilton.com, Jul 15»
3
Wimbledon men - Defending champion Novak Djokovic overpowers …
Novak Djokovic completed a resounding 6-4 6-4 6-4 win over US Open champion Marin Cilic in one hour and 49 minutes to reach the ... «Yahoo Eurosport UK, Jul 15»
4
Defending the suburbs, again
As noted here on several occasions, there's a sort of growing national movement against the suburbs and suburbanization. Some of that is ... «LancasterOnline, Jul 15»
5
Pope presses environment in Ecuador, says defending planet a …
WATCH: Pope Francis challenged Latin America's youth to take up his environmental protection call, saying the defence of God's creation isn't ... «Globalnews.ca, Jul 15»
6
Stacey Dash Expresses Regret After Defending Bill Cosby
Most times when Stacey Dash fixes her lips to comment on something, many people cringe in anticipation of what foolishness might fall out of ... «Madame Noire, Jul 15»
7
Guan Eng insists Hadi defending Najib over WSJ expose
Picture by K.E. OoiGEORGE TOWN, July 8 — DAP's Lim Guan Eng today accused Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang of defending Datuk Seri Najib ... «Malay Mail Online, Jul 15»
8
Saakashvili accused of defending Turkish commercial interests in …
A dismissed Ukrainian official has accused former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili of defending the interests of a Turkish firm, Doğan ... «Hurriyet Daily News, Jul 15»
9
While defending Confederate flag, South Carolina legislator goes off …
While defending Confederate flag, South Carolina legislator goes off on crazy anti-rainbows rant. By Xeni Jardin at 8:07 am Tue, Jul 7, 2015 ... «Boing Boing, Jul 15»
10
Defending US Women's Open champ Wie making drastic swing …
Michelle Wie may be the defending U.S. Women's Open champion this week at Lancaster Country Club in Pennsylvania, but it won't be the ... «Yahoo Sports, Jul 15»

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