defensa


defensa
f.
1 defense.
en defensa de in defense of
la defensa del medio ambiente the protection of the environment
defensa personal self-defense
2 defense (sport).
3 defence, security, defense, guard.
4 protection, succor, refuge.
5 defendor, advocate.
6 shield, guard, protector.
7 defensive movement, ward.
8 back, back-line player.
f. & m.
defender (sport).
defensa central central defender, center back
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defensa
nombre femenino
1 defence (US defense)
nombre masulino o femenino
1 DEPORTE (jugador) back, defender; (conjunto de jugadores) defence (US defense), defenders plural
nombre femenino plural defensas
1 (colmillos de un animal) tusks
\
FRASEOLOGÍA
en defensa propia in self-defence (US self-defense)
en legítima defensa in self-defence (US self-defense)
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noun f.
defense
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1. SF
1) (=protección) defence, defense (EEUU)

la defensa del territorio nacional — the defence of national territory

la cueva nos sirvió de defensa contra la lluvia — the cave offered us protection from the rain

en defensa de los derechos civiles — in defence of civil rights

salió en defensa de su hermano — he came to his brother's defence

en defensa propia — in self-defence

(Ministerio de) Defensa — Ministry of Defence, Defense Department (EEUU)

defensa pasiva — civil defence

defensa personal — self-defence

defensas costeras — coastal defences

2) (Jur) (=abogado, argumentación) defence, defense (EEUU)
3) (Dep)

la defensa — (=jugadores) the defence, the defense (EEUU)

4) pl defensas (Med) defences, defenses (EEUU)

está bajo de defensas — his (body's) defences are low, his resistance is low

5) pl defensas [de toro] horns; [de elefante, jabalí] tusks
6) (Náut) fender
7) Méx bumper, fender (EEUU)
2.
SMF (Dep) defender

defensa escoba, defensa libre — sweeper

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femenino
1)
a) (protección) defense*

salir en defensa de alguien — to come to somebody's defense

actuó en defensa propia or en legítima defensa — he acted in self-defense

defensa de algo/alguien — defense* of something/somebody

b) Defensa femenino the Defense Department (AmE), the Ministry of Defence (BrE)
2) (Der) defense*

los testigos de la defensa — the witnesses for the defense, the defense witnesses

3) defensas femenino plural (Biol, Med) defenses* (pl)
4) (Náut) fender
5) (Dep)
a) (conjunto) defense*
b) defensa masculino y femenino (jugador) defender
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= defence [defense, -USA], plea, advocacy, championship, crusade, championing, affirmation, apologia, bulwark.
Ex. The only defense that Panizzi was able to muster in this case was to cite the authorities instead of the reasons he followed.
Ex. Enter a brief, plea, or other formal record of one party to a case under the heading for that party.
Ex. However, what American libraries mean by advocacy is 'Work to overcome obstacles that the enquirer encounters in trying to secure help from outside resource agencies'.
Ex. Such championship cannot be lightly set aside, nevertheless it is now quiet certain that 'bibliography', incorrect and unfortunate as it may be, is here to stay and the situation must be accepted.
Ex. The Thatcher government's crusade for privatisation is also hitting British libraries.
Ex. Many say the role of consumer advice centres as being simply mediators between the consumer and the retailer/manufacturer; only a few adventurous authorities encouraged the aggressive championing of consumer complaints.
Ex. This article argues that the OTA report, despite its affirmation of public access to information, is unlikely to cause a redeployment of resources unless librarians argue vociferously that there is a real need for this information.
Ex. The article 'apologia for alternatives' examines the situation where professional standards may have to give way to commercial interests.
Ex. Thus our freedom has prompted many to think of libraries as 'a great instrument and bulwark of democracy'.
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* actitud de defensa = defensiveness.
* actuar defensa de los intereses de las bibliotecas y bibliotecarios = library advocacy.
* actuar en defensa de la profesión = advocacy.
* alegar defensa = muster + defense.
* decir en defensa de = say in + defence of.
* defensa bioquímica = biodefence [biodefense, -USA].
* defensa con misiles = missile defence.
* defensa costera = coastal defence.
* defensa de intereses = lobbying.
* defensa de la profesión = advocacy.
* defensa del consumidor = consumer protection.
* defensa de los intereses de las bibliotecas y bibliotecarios = library advocacy.
* defensa de tesis = dissertation defence, thesis defence.
* defensa nacional = national defence.
* defensa propia = self-defence [self-defense, -USA].
* defensas marítimas = maritime defences.
* defensas naturales = natural defences, natural defences.
* defensa solapada = plug.
* Departamento de Defensa = Department of Defense.
* departamento de defensa del consumidor = consumer protection department.
* el ataque es la mejor defensa = attack is the best form of defence.
* en defensa propia = in self-defence.
* estrategia de defensa = defence strategy.
* fuerzas de defensa, las = defence forces, the.
* industria de defensa, la = defence industry, the [defense industry, -USA].
* mecanismo de defensa = defence mechanism [defense mechanism, -USA].
* Ministerio de Defensa = Ministry of Defence.
* ministro de defensa = defence minister.
* movimiento en defensa de los derechos de la mujer = women's rights movement.
* movimiento en defensa de los derechos de los animales = animal rights movement.
* preparar una defensa = mount + defence.
* primera línea de defensa = first line of defence.
* secretario de defensa = defence minister.
* sistema de defensa = defence system.
* Tribunal de Defensa de la Competencia = Office of Fair Trade.
* * *
femenino
1)
a) (protección) defense*

salir en defensa de alguien — to come to somebody's defense

actuó en defensa propia or en legítima defensa — he acted in self-defense

defensa de algo/alguien — defense* of something/somebody

b) Defensa femenino the Defense Department (AmE), the Ministry of Defence (BrE)
2) (Der) defense*

los testigos de la defensa — the witnesses for the defense, the defense witnesses

3) defensas femenino plural (Biol, Med) defenses* (pl)
4) (Náut) fender
5) (Dep)
a) (conjunto) defense*
b) defensa masculino y femenino (jugador) defender
* * *
= defence [defense, -USA], plea, advocacy, championship, crusade, championing, affirmation, apologia, bulwark.

Ex: The only defense that Panizzi was able to muster in this case was to cite the authorities instead of the reasons he followed.

Ex: Enter a brief, plea, or other formal record of one party to a case under the heading for that party.
Ex: However, what American libraries mean by advocacy is 'Work to overcome obstacles that the enquirer encounters in trying to secure help from outside resource agencies'.
Ex: Such championship cannot be lightly set aside, nevertheless it is now quiet certain that 'bibliography', incorrect and unfortunate as it may be, is here to stay and the situation must be accepted.
Ex: The Thatcher government's crusade for privatisation is also hitting British libraries.
Ex: Many say the role of consumer advice centres as being simply mediators between the consumer and the retailer/manufacturer; only a few adventurous authorities encouraged the aggressive championing of consumer complaints.
Ex: This article argues that the OTA report, despite its affirmation of public access to information, is unlikely to cause a redeployment of resources unless librarians argue vociferously that there is a real need for this information.
Ex: The article 'apologia for alternatives' examines the situation where professional standards may have to give way to commercial interests.
Ex: Thus our freedom has prompted many to think of libraries as 'a great instrument and bulwark of democracy'.
* actitud de defensa = defensiveness.
* actuar defensa de los intereses de las bibliotecas y bibliotecarios = library advocacy.
* actuar en defensa de la profesión = advocacy.
* alegar defensa = muster + defense.
* decir en defensa de = say in + defence of.
* defensa bioquímica = biodefence [biodefense, -USA].
* defensa con misiles = missile defence.
* defensa costera = coastal defence.
* defensa de intereses = lobbying.
* defensa de la profesión = advocacy.
* defensa del consumidor = consumer protection.
* defensa de los intereses de las bibliotecas y bibliotecarios = library advocacy.
* defensa de tesis = dissertation defence, thesis defence.
* defensa nacional = national defence.
* defensa propia = self-defence [self-defense, -USA].
* defensas marítimas = maritime defences.
* defensas naturales = natural defences, natural defences.
* defensa solapada = plug.
* Departamento de Defensa = Department of Defense.
* departamento de defensa del consumidor = consumer protection department.
* el ataque es la mejor defensa = attack is the best form of defence.
* en defensa propia = in self-defence.
* estrategia de defensa = defence strategy.
* fuerzas de defensa, las = defence forces, the.
* industria de defensa, la = defence industry, the [defense industry, -USA].
* mecanismo de defensa = defence mechanism [defense mechanism, -USA].
* Ministerio de Defensa = Ministry of Defence.
* ministro de defensa = defence minister.
* movimiento en defensa de los derechos de la mujer = women's rights movement.
* movimiento en defensa de los derechos de los animales = animal rights movement.
* preparar una defensa = mount + defence.
* primera línea de defensa = first line of defence.
* secretario de defensa = defence minister.
* sistema de defensa = defence system.
* Tribunal de Defensa de la Competencia = Office of Fair Trade.

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defensa
feminine
A
1 (protección) defense*
nadie acudió en su defensa nobody went to his defense, nobody went to defend him
salió en nuestra defensa he came to our defense
actuó en defensa propia or en legítima defensa he acted in self-defense*
defensa DE algo/algn defense* OF sth/sb
se manifestaron en defensa de sus derechos they demonstrated in defense of their rights
2
Defensa feminine the Defense Department (AmE), the Ministry of Defence (BrE)
Compuestos:
defensa personal
self-defense*
defensas antiaéreas
fpl
anti-aircraft defenses* (pl)
defensas marítimas
fpl
sea defenses* (pl)
defensas ribereñas
fpl
river defenses* (pl)
B (Der) defense*
los testigos de la defensa the witnesses for the defense, the defense witnesses
C defensas fpl (Biol, Med) defenses* (pl)
las defensas biológicas del organismo the organism's biological defenses o biological defense mechanisms
está bajo de defensas his resistance is low
D
1 (Náut) fender
2 (Cu, Méx) (Auto) bumper
3 (Chi) (Const) barrier
E (Dep)
1 (conjunto) defense*
2
defensa masculine and feminine (jugador) defender
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defensa sustantivo femenino
1
a) (protección) defense(conjugate defense);

salir en defensa de algn to come to sb's defense;

actuó en defensa propia he acted in self-defense;
defensa de algo/algn defense(conjugate defense) of sth/sb;
defensa personal self-defense(conjugate defense)
b) (Dep) defense(conjugate defense)

2
a)

Defensa sustantivo femenino

the Defense Department (AmE), the Ministry of Defence (BrE)
b)

defensas sustantivo femenino plural (Biol, Med) defenses(conjugate defenses) (pl)

c)

defensa sustantivo masculino y femenino (jugador) defender

defensa
I sustantivo femenino
1 defence, US defense: salió en defensa de su hija, he came out in defence of his daugther
2 Auto bumper, US fender
3 Dep (conjunto) defence
4 Med defensas, defences: la enfermedad le ha dejado sin defensas, the disease affected his immune system
II m Dep defender, back
'defensa' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
caída
- caído
- Cesid
- legítima
- legítimo
- llave
- alegar
- lateral
- mecanismo
English:
AA
- back
- defence
- defender
- defense
- fender
- for
- spirited
- stout
- behalf
- defend
- element
- guard
- mace
- self
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defensa
nf
1. [protección] defence;
la defensa del medio ambiente the protection of the environment;
lleva siempre una pistola como defensa she always carries a gun to defend herself;
en su defensa cabe decir que él ignoraba lo sucedido in his defence, it has to be said that he didn't know what had happened;
acudir en defensa de algo/alguien to come to the defence of sth/to sb's defence;
salir en defensa de algo/alguien to come out in defence of sth/sb
Comp
defensa antiaérea anti-aircraft defences;
la defensa nacional national defence;
defensa pasiva passive resistance;
defensa personal self-defence
2.
(Ministerio de) Defensa Br ≈ Ministry of Defence, US ≈ Defense Department
3. [legal] defence;
basó su defensa en la falta de pruebas he based his defence on the lack of evidence;
en defensa propia, en legítima defensa in self-defence;
la defensa [parte en un juicio] the defence;
la defensa tiene la palabra [en juicio] it is the turn of the defence to speak
4.
defensas [sistema inmunitario] defences;
tiene las defensas muy bajas his body's defences are very low
5. [jugadores, parte del juego] defence
Comp
defensa al hombre man-to-man defence;
defensa hombre man-to-man defence;
defensa en zona [en baloncesto] zone defence
6. Méx [parachoques] Br bumper, US fender
7. Aut
defensa (delantera) [en todoterrenos] bull bars
nmf
[jugador] defender;
la línea de defensas the back line, the defence
Comp
defensa central [en fútbol] central defender, centre back;
defensa de cierre [en rugby] fullback;
Fam defensa escoba [en fútbol] sweeper
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defensa
I f
1 JUR, DEP defense, Br
defence;
legítima defensa self-defense, Br self-defence;
salir en defensa de alguien come to s.o.’s defense
2 L.Am.
AUTO fender, Br
mudguard
3
:
defensas pl MED defenses, Br defences
II m/f DEP defender
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defensa nf
: defense
defensa nmf
: defender, back (in sports)
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defensa n
1. (en general) defence
2. (jugador) defender
en defensa propia in self defence

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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