What does the word protection mean?

Usage examples for protection

  1. At the same time, it seemed evident that Ellen would be safer under the protection of two grown- up men, than of lads like Arthur and I. It was necessary, however, to wait to arrange provisions for our expedition, and obtain also the advice of Maono on the subject. – On the Banks of the Amazon by W.H.G. Kingston
  2. But the real hero of protection was a general named Ardleigh. – Noble Redman by Jesse Franklin Bone