The action of defending or protecting from attack, danger, or injury. (noun)
Anything employed to oppose attack(s). (noun)
An argument in support or justification of something. (noun)
Government policy or structure related to the military. (noun)
Examples of word defense
ROBERT GATES, SECRETARY OF DEFENSE: Based on my experience serving seven presidents, as a former director of CIA and now as secretary of defense, I am here to make the case for strengthening our capacity to use soft power and for better integrating it with hard power.
ROBERT GATES, SECRETARY OF DEFENSE: More often than not, during my career, the secretary of state, the secretary of defense have not been on speaking terms ...
(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) DONALD RUMSFELD, SECRETARY OF DEFENSE: I, would start on a personal note -- my time as secretary of defense, I've come away truly inspired by the professionalism, the dedication, the dignity, of the men and women in uniform.
DONALD RUMSFELD, OUTGOING SECRETARY OF DEFENSE: I certainly can't speak for the new incoming secretary of defense.
OF DEFENSE FOR HOMELAND SECURITY: If, for some reason, and it does appear, the level of the criminal threat exceeds the immediate capability of civilian law enforcement, the National Guard in state status, under command and control of the governor, not under command and control of the secretary of defense, can work side by side lawfully with civilian law enforcement agencies, police officers, to maintain public order.