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We found 48 dictionaries with English definitions that include the word defense:
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General dictionaries General (29 matching dictionaries)
  1. defense, the defense: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. defense, the defense: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. defense: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. defense: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. Defense, defense: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. defense: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Defense, defense: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. defense: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. Defense: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. defense: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. defense: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. defense: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. defense: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. defense: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  15. Defense, defense: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  16. defense: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  17. Defense (American football), Defense (disambiguation), Defense (law), Defense (legal), Defense (military), Defense (policy debate), Defense (sport), Defense (sports), Defense, The Defense: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  18. Defense: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  19. defense: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  20. defense: Rhymezone [home, info]
  21. defense: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  22. defense: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  23. defense: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  24. defense: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  25. defense: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  26. Defense, defense: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  27. defense: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]

Art dictionaries Art (1 matching dictionary)
  1. defense: Literary Criticism [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (6 matching dictionaries)
  1. defense: Webster's New World Law Dictionary [home, info]
  2. defense: Law.com Dictionary [home, info]
  3. defense: Everybody's Legal Dictionary [home, info]
  4. Defense: THE 'LECTRIC LAW LIBRARY'S REFERENCE ROOM [home, info]
  5. defense: Glossary of Legal Terms [home, info]
  6. Defense (legal), defense, the defense: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. defense: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. defense: online medical dictionary [home, info]
  2. defense: Medical dictionary [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (4 matching dictionaries)
  1. DEFENSE: Navajo Code Talkers' Dictionary [home, info]
  2. defense: Encyclopedia of Graphic Symbols [home, info]
  3. Defense, Defense, Defense, Defense, Defense, Defense, Defense, Defense, Defense, Defense, Defense, Defense, Defense, Defense, Defense: Encyclopedia of the Orient [home, info]
  4. defense: Idioms [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. defense: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

Sports dictionaries Sports (3 matching dictionaries)
  1. Defense: Chess Dictionary [home, info]
  2. Defense, defense: Sports Terms [home, info]
  3. Defense, defense: Sports Definitions [home, info]

Tech dictionaries Tech (1 matching dictionary)
  1. Defense: Dictionary of Military Architecture [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (defense)

noun:  protection from harm ("Sanitation is the best defense against disease")
noun:  military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies ("They died in the defense of Stalingrad")
noun:  a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him ("He gave evidence for the defense")
noun:  the justification for some act or belief ("He offered a persuasive defense of the theory")
noun:  an organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack ("He joined the defense against invasion")
noun:  the defendant and his legal advisors collectively ("The defense called for a mistrial")
noun:  (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring ("His teams are always good on defense")
noun:  a structure used for defense ("The artillery battered down the defenses")
noun:  the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions ("In defense he said the other man started it")
noun:  the federal department responsible for safeguarding national security of the UnitedStates; created in 1947
noun:  (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires

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