Definition of Protective

1. Adjective. Intended or adapted to afford protection of some kind. "Protective tariffs"




2. Adjective. Showing care. "A protective mother"
Similar to: Tender
Derivative terms: Protectiveness

3. Adjective. (usually followed by 'of') solicitously caring or mindful. "Protective of his reputation"
Similar to: Careful
Derivative terms: Protectiveness

Definition of Protective

1. a. Affording protection; sheltering; defensive.

Definition of Protective

1. Adjective. Serving, intended or wishing to protect. ¹

2. Noun. (British) Something that protects. ¹

3. Noun. A condom. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Protective

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Protective

protecter
protecters
protecteth
protectibility
protecting
protecting(a)
protecting group
protectingly
protection
protection course
protectionism
protectionisms
protectionist
protectionists
protections
protective (current term)
protective(p)
protective coloration
protective cover
protective covering
protective embankment
protective fold
protective garment
protective tariff
protectively
protectiveness
protectivity
protector
protectoral
protectorate

Literary usage of Protective

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Engineering Index Annual for by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1909)
"protective Devices TRANSMISSION protective Devices for High-Tension ... Explains some of the disturbances, and describes protective devices now in use. ..."

2. A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin: Presenting the Original Facts and Documents Upon by Harriet Beecher Stowe (1853)
"BUT the question now occurs, Are there not protective statutes, ... We answer, there are ; and these protective statutes are some of the most remarkable ..."

3. The Life and Times of Henry Clay by Calvin Calton (1846)
"Mr. Clay's Debut on the protective Policy.—His first Speech in Congress on the ... There is one great principle in the protective policy, as it respects the ..."

4. A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin: Presenting the Original Facts and Documents Upon by Harriet Beecher Stowe (1853)
"I!i т the question now occurs, Arc there i"t protective statutes, ... We answer, there are ; and 'it>r protective statutes are some of the i' '«t remarkable ..."

5. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1897)
"362 NOCTURNAL protective COLORATION OF MAMMALS, BIRDS, FISHES, INSECTS, ETC. ... The latter, in turn, need protective colors for the night-time, ..."

6. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1917)
"By AIEE THE protective EQUIPMENT ON THE SYSTEM OF THE COMMONWEALTH EDISON ... The ideal protective relay is one that immediately disconnects a faulty member ..."

7. The Tariff History of the United States by Frank William Taussig (1914)
"THE EARLY protective MOVEMENT AND THE TARIFF OF 1828. ... The protective movement in this country has been said to date from the year 1/89, even from before ..."

8. The Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science by Johns Hopkins University (1888)
"From this small beginning, step by step, the work went on until the year 1845, when the first protective union store was organized and commenced business. ..."

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