Protector
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Protector

English

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Anglo-Norman protectour, protector, from Latin pr?tector, from pr?teg? ("shield, protect").

Pronunciation

  • (US) enPR: pr?-t?k't?r, IPA(key): /p't?kt?/
    • (file)
  • (UK) IPA(key): /p't?kt?/
  • Rhymes: -?kt?(?)
  • Hyphenation: pro?tec?tor

Noun

protector (plural protectors, feminine protectress or protectrix)

  1. Someone who protects or guards, by assignment or on their own initiative.
  2. A device or mechanism which is designed to protect.
  3. One who prevents interference.
  4. A state or other subject under international law, exercising a protectorate over another subject in international law.
  5. (Britain, historical) One having the care of the kingdom during the king's minority; a regent.
  6. (Roman Catholicism) A cardinal, from one of the more considerable Roman Catholic nations, who looks after the interests of his people at Rome; also, a cardinal who has the same relation to a college, religious order, etc.

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Catalan

Etymology

From Latin pr?t?ctor.

Pronunciation

Adjective

protector (feminine protectora, masculine plural protectors, feminine plural protectores)

  1. protective (serving to protect)
    • 2020 January 25, "La Xina pugna per contenir el virus", in La Vanguardia[1]:
      Ahir mateix els principals centres van demanar públicament donacions de tota mena de material protector, incloent-hi màscares sanitàries, ulleres protectores, guants o bates quirúrgiques.
      Yesterday the main centers publicly asked for donations of all kinds of protective material, including sanitary masks, protective goggles, gloves or surgical gowns.

Noun

protector m (plural protectors, feminine protectora)

  1. protector (someone who protects or guards)

protector m (plural protectors)

  1. protector (a device or mechanism which is designed to protect)

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Dutch

Etymology

From Latin pr?tector, from pr?teg? ("to shield, protect").

Pronunciation

Noun

protector m (plural protectoren, diminutive protectortje n)

  1. A protector, guardian, regent etc.
  2. (rare) Title of certain orphanage governors

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Latin

Pronunciation

Noun

pr?t?ctor m (genitive pr?t?ct?ris); third declension

  1. protector (all senses)
  2. guardian; guard

Declension

Third-declension noun.

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Portuguese

Noun

protector m (plural protectores, feminine protectora, feminine plural protectoras)

  1. Alternative spelling of protetor (superseded in Brazil by the 1943 spelling reform, and by the Orthographic Agreement of 1990 elsewhere. Still used in countries where the agreement hasn't come into effect, and as an alternative spelling in Portugal, where the agreement came into effect in May 2009.)

Adjective

protector m (feminine singular protectora, masculine plural protectores, feminine plural protectoras, comparable)

  1. Alternative spelling of protetor (superseded in Brazil by the 1943 spelling reform, and by the Orthographic Agreement of 1990 elsewhere. Still used in countries where the agreement hasn't come into effect, and as an alternative spelling in Portugal, where the agreement came into effect in May 2009.)

Spanish

Etymology

From Latin pr?t?ctor.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /p?ote?'to?/, [p?ot?e?'t?o?]

Adjective

protector (feminine singular protectora, masculine plural protectores, feminine plural protectoras) or protector (feminine singular protectriz, masculine plural protectores, feminine plural protectrices)

  1. protective
    una familia protectora
    a protective family

Derived terms

Noun

protector m (plural protectores, feminine protectora, feminine plural protectoras) or protector m (plural protectores, feminine protectriz, feminine plural protectrices)

  1. protector (someone who protects or guards)

protector m (plural protectores)

  1. protector (a device or mechanism which is designed to protect)

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Further reading


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