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Noun defender has 2 senses
  1. defender, guardian, protector, shielder - a person who cares for persons or property
    --1 is a kind of preserver
    --1 has particulars:
     chaperon, chaperone; admonisher, monitor, reminder; bodyguard, escort; champion, fighter, hero, paladin; custodian, keeper, steward; fireman, firefighter, fire fighter, fire-eater; foster-parent; guard; keeper; lawman, law officer, peace officer; patron saint; peacekeeper; watchdog
    Derived forms: verb defend5, verb defend3, verb defend1
  2. defender, withstander - a fighter who holds out against attack
    --2 is a kind of combatant, battler, belligerent, fighter, scrapper
defences defend defendable defendant defendant s defendants defended defendent defender defender of faith defender of the faith defenders defending defending team defendively defends defenestrate

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