Shield

Shield

(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shielded; p. pr. & vb. n. Shielding.] [AS. scidan, scyldan. See Shield, n.] 1. To cover with, or as with, a shield; to cover from danger; to defend; to protect from assault or injury.
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Shouts of applause ran ringing through the field,
To see the son the vanquished father shield.
Dryden.
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A woman's shape doth shield thee.
Shak.
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2. To ward off; to keep off or out.
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They brought with them their usual weeds, fit to shield the cold to which they had been inured.
Spenser.
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3. To avert, as a misfortune; hence, as a supplicatory exclamation, forbid! [Obs.]
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God shield that it should so befall.
Chaucer.
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God shield I should disturb devotion!
Shak.
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