What is defence?

  • (noun): Protection from harm.
    Synonyms: defense
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on defence:

Organisation - Deputy Chief of Defence Intelligence (DCDI)
... the analysis and production directorates of Defence Intelligence (known as the Defence Intelligence Analytical Staff or DIAS) ...
Ugo Ehiogu - Club Career - Middlesbrough
... at Middlesbrough, Ehiogu quickly became a mainstay in the central defence since joining the club and rejoining his former team mate Gareth Southgate in ... his loan move, usually alongside Matt Heath in central defence ...
Defence Intelligence - Organisation
... Defence Intelligence is headed by the Chief of Defence Intelligence (CDI) who is a serving three-star military officer and who, as the MOD's 'intelligence process owner', is also ... The civilian Deputy Chief of Defence Intelligence (DCDI) is responsible for Defence Intelligence analysis and production, the military Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff ...
Defence Intelligence
... Defence Intelligence is a key member of the United Kingdom Intelligence Community, but differs from the agencies (SIS, GCHQ, and the Security Service ... employs a mixture of civilian and military staff and is funded within the Defence budget ... Like the rest of the MOD Defence Intelligence was subject to the 2008 'Streamlining' initiative in which 20-25 percent of Central London staff were cut ...
1982 Invasion Of The Falkland Islands - Defence - Forces Involved
... Their numbers were reinforced by at least 25 Falkland Islands Defence Force (FIDF) members ... Graham Bound, an islander who lived through the Argentine occupation, reports in his book Falkland Islanders At War that the higher figure of approximately 40 (both serving and past) members of the FIDF reported for duty at their Drill Hall ...

More definitions of "defence":

  • (noun): (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring.
    Synonyms: defense, defending team
  • (noun): A defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him.
    Synonyms: defense, denial, demurrer
  • (noun): The speech act of answering an attack on your assertions.
    Synonyms: refutation, defense
  • (noun): Military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies.
    Synonyms: defense, defensive measure

Famous quotes containing the word defence:

    They aroused me to a determination to understand more fully the position of women, and the character of those men who talk so much of the need of our being “protected”Mremoving from us, meanwhile, what are often the very weapons of our defence [sic], occupations, and proper and encouraging remuneration.
    Harriot K. Hunt (1805–1875)

    Education must have two foundations—morality as a support for virtue, prudence as a defence for self against the vices of others. By letting the balance incline to the side of morality, you only make dupes or martyrs; by letting it incline to the other, you make calculating egoists.
    —S├ębastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort (1741–1794)

    Sow seed—but let no tyrant reap;
    Find wealth—let no imposter heap;
    Weave robes—let not the idle wear;
    Forge arms—in your defence to bear.
    Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)