Definition of Defending

1. Adjective. Attempting to or designed to prevent an opponent from winning or scoring.

Category relationships: Game, Athletics, Sport
Similar to: Defensive



Definition of Defending

1. Verb. (present participle of defend) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Defending

1. defend [v] - See also: defend

Lexicographical Neighbors of Defending

defences
defencing
defencively
defend
defendable
defendably
defendant
defendants
defendaunt
defended
defendee
defendees
defender
defenderless
defenders
defending
defending team
defending zone
defending zones
defendor
defendour
defendress
defends
defenestrate
defenestrated
defenestrates
defenestrating
defenestration
defenestrations
defensative

Literary usage of Defending

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

1. The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians by Charles Rollin (1869)
"Neither do we see that they had much regard to the defending of their right and left with rivers, marshes, or mountains, and by that means to make the front ..."

2. The History of England from the Accession of James II by Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay, Henry Hart Milman (1864)
"Tyreo.nne| These qualities had once enabled him to frighten away defending rivals from the doors of his mistresses, and to play the ..."

3. A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital by John Beauchamp Jones (1866)
"He has more now, as he is defending Virginia.—Radicals of the North want McClellan ... But Lee now has Y0,000—and, besides, he will be defending Virginia. ..."

4. The History of England from the Accession of James the Second by Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay (1879)
"But more was necessary to enable him to form an opinion as to the possibility of defending Limerick. He would probably, had his temper been as hot as in the ..."

5. The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin and an Account of Its Progress Down by Alexander William Kinglake (1868)
"... most quickly he would have been able to learn where his presence was needed. But the forces defending Sebastopol were not of such a kind as to warrant ..."

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