defender vs guardian what difference

what is difference between defender and guardian

English

Alternative forms

  • defendor, defendour (obsolete)

Etymology

From Middle English defender, deffender, defendere, defendour, defendoure, partly from Anglo-Norman defendour, from Old French defendëor; partly from Middle English defenden + -ere, equivalent to defend +‎ -er.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪˈfɛndə(ɹ)/
  • Rhymes: -ɛndə(ɹ)

Noun

defender (plural defenders)

  1. Someone who defends people or property.
  2. (sports) One of the players whose primary task is to prevent the opposition from scoring.
  3. A fighter who seeks to repel an attack.
    Synonyms: forefighter, protector
  4. (law, rare) A lawyer who represents defendants, especially a public defender; a defense attorney (US) or defence counsel (UK).
  5. (Scotland, law) A defendant in a civil action.

Translations

Anagrams

  • fendered, redefend

Interlingua

Verb

defender

  1. to defend

Conjugation


Ladino

Etymology

From Latin dēfendō, dēfendere.

Verb

defender (Latin spelling)

  1. to prohibit

Portuguese

Etymology

From Old Portuguese defender, from Latin dēfendere, present active infinitive of dēfendō.

Pronunciation

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /dɨ.fẽ.ˈdeɾ/
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /de.fẽ.ˈde(ʁ)/

Verb

defender (first-person singular present indicative defendo, past participle defendido)

  1. to defend (repel an attack)
    Synonyms: (archaic) defensar, proteger
  2. to defend (represent as a legal professional)
  3. (rhetoric) to defend
  4. to support (to back a cause, party etc.)
    Synonym: ser a favor de
  5. (sports) to defend (to prevent the opponent from scoring)
  6. (sports, intransitive) to play in defense
  7. (higher education) to formally present a dissertation, thesis or project
  8. first-person singular (eu) personal infinitive of defender
  9. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) personal infinitive of defender
  10. first-person singular (eu) future subjunctive of defender
  11. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) future subjunctive of defender

Conjugation

Quotations

For quotations using this term, see Citations:defender.

Related terms


Spanish

Etymology

From Latin dēfendere, present active infinitive of dēfendō. Cognate with English defend.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /defenˈdeɾ/, [d̪e.fẽn̪ˈd̪eɾ]

Verb

defender (first-person singular present defiendo, first-person singular preterite defendí, past participle defendido)

  1. to defend, to protect, to hold down (contra (against), de (from))
    Synonym: proteger
  2. to stand up for, to stick up for
  3. to uphold
  4. to prohibit
    Synonym: prohibir
  5. to claim
  6. (reflexive) to fight back
  7. (reflexive) to defend oneself, to protect oneself
  8. (reflexive) to stand up for oneself, to stick up for oneself
  9. (takes a reflexive pronoun) to fend off (+ de)
  10. (takes a reflexive pronoun) to get by

Conjugation

Derived terms

  • autodefenderse

Related terms

Further reading

  • “defender” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.


English

Etymology

From Middle English gardein, garden, (also wardein, > Modern English warden), from Anglo-Norman guardein, from Old French *guardian, gardein, garden, *gardenc, from the verb guarder, of Germanic origin. Compare French gardien. Doublet of warden.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɡɑɹ.di.ən/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɡɑː.dɪən/
  • Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)dɪən

Noun

guardian (plural guardians)

  1. Someone who guards, watches over, or protects.
  2. (law) A person legally responsible for a minor (in loco parentis).
  3. (law) A person legally responsible for an incompetent person.
  4. A superior in a Franciscan monastery.
  5. (video games) A major or final enemy; boss.

Derived terms

  • guardian angel
  • guardianship
  • guard

Descendants

  • Japanese: ガーディアン (gādian)

Translations

Anagrams

  • Grauniad

Middle French

Etymology

Old French garden, from the verb guarder.

Noun

guardian m (plural guardians)

  1. guardian; protector

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