Translation of "defence" - English-Russian dictionary

defence

noun UK ( US defense) uk us /dɪˈfens/
MILITARY [ U ]

the weapons and military forces that a country uses to protect itself against attack

оборона
Government spending on defence is increasing.
the defence minister/industry
PROTECTION [ C, U ]

B2 protection, or something that provides protection against attack or criticism

защита
the body's defences against infection
She argued strongly in defence of her actions.
come to sb's defence

to support someone when they are being criticized

вступаться за кого-либо
the defence

[ group ] the lawyers in a court who work in support of the person who is accused of a crime

защита (в суде)
He was cross-examined by the defence.
a defence lawyer
SPORT [ C, U ]

B1 the part of a sports team which tries to prevent the other team from scoring points

защита (в спорте) → See also self-defence

(Translation of “defence” from the Cambridge English–Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)