The act of defending, or the state of being defended; protection, as from violence or danger.
That which defends or protects; anything employed to oppose attack, ward off violence or danger, or maintain security; a guard; a protection.
Protecting plea; vindication; justification.
The defendant's answer or plea; an opposing or denial of the truth or validity of the plaintiff's or prosecutor's case; the method of proceeding adopted by the defendant to protect himself against the plaintiff's action.
(1) declarer's opponents;(2) the approach taken by declarer's opponents;(3) countermeasure against an opponent's call or systemic agreement.
The player that does not have possession of the puck.
This is the final examination on a graduate student's dissertation and the final requirement for the Ph.D. The defense may take one of several forms, such as a lecture on the dissertation topic, or a formal oral examination. The graduate student explains and defends for informed questioners the accuracy and significance of the research and arguments in his or her thesis.
Playing to minimize investment or loss rather than maximize a win; for example, with a drawing hand that is risky but that you think should call an opponent's bet, you might make a smaller "defensive bet" yourself that you think your opponent will just call, rather than checking and calling a larger bet, or showing weakness. Occasionally calling with weak hands to discourage opponents from bullying, especially when in the blinds.
preventing the offense from scoring; " The Defense" is considered the team without the ball
the defendants statement or reasons why he should not be liable to the plaintiff for the allegations made
The defendant's justification for relieving himself or herself of fault
a method of scoring (worth two points) by downing an opposing ballcarrier in his own end zone, forcing the opposing ballcarrier out of his own end zone AND out of bounds, or forcing the offensive team to fumble the ball so that it exits the end zone. A safety is also awarded if the offensive team commits a penalty within its own end zone. After a safety, the team that was scored upon must kick the ball to the scoring team from its own 20-yard line. In college and high school football, a safety is also awarded if the team defending a conversion attempt gains possession of the ball (via a fumble, interception, or blocked kick) and runs it back into the scoring team's end zone. The defending team will earn two points. However, this type of safety will be followed by the regular kickoff that follows a touchdown.
One or more moves to counter your opponent's threats or attacks.
(sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring; "his teams are always good on defense"
the defendant and his legal advisors collectively; "the defense called for a mistrial"
the justification for some act or belief; "he offered a persuasive defense of the theory"
a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him; "he gave evidence for the defense"
an organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack; "he joined the defense against invasion"
a countermeasure for dealing with security attacks
a justification if it renders the actor's conduct not morally wrongful, whereas it is an excuse if it renders morally wrongful conduct not blameworthy
an argument raised by the defendant (the party being sued) indicating why the plaintiff (the suing party) should not obtain the remedy sought
The team not in possession of the ball whose objective is to keep the opponent from scoring; also a specific pattern of play used by a defending team.
The part of your team trying to stop the other team from scoring.
The team without the ball; also the act of trying to stop the opponent from scoring.
Coverage provided in most liability policies, which pays for the cost of defending the insured in the event of lawsuit regarding a covered loss. Defense cost, in the auto policy, is said to be " unlimited," in that the policy requires the insurer to pay whatever is necessary, however it is actually limited in that the insurer can pay policy limits in damages and thereby avoid the defense requirement entirely.
Players on your team who try to prevent the opponents from scoring a goal
The sub-section of a team responsible for preventing the enemy team from capping (like most sports).
that which the defendant offers or alleges in his answer to defeat or diminish the plaintiff's allegations set forth in his/her complaint. (see also Affirmative Defense)
The defendant's facts or arguments that demonstrate why the plaintiff is not entitled to the relief requested.
when the other team has the ball
The team defending their goal line. The defense does not have the ball; rather, they attempt to keep the offense from passing or running the ball over their (the defense's) goal line.
The formal response by the adversary in a court of law. An argument attempting to justify the defendant's position.
see fullbacks (defenders). Also, the team that does not have possession of the ball.
The team currently in the field.
The facts or arguments the defendant uses to show why the plaintiff doesn't have a right to the relief asked for.
The fielding team.
The team without the ball. The defense tries to get the ball back and stop the offense from scoring.
a team's function of preventing the opposition from scoring.
The meaning of defense is not clear cut. Some people may define it as the team that does not have possession of the ball, and others may define it as the team that does not start the play with possession of the ball. Still others may define it as the team with defensive players on the field. The first syllable is accented.
Defense describes the protective capacity a suit of armour or shield possesses. This score is used to absorb DMG before Health points are reduced. Once the DEF score is reduced to "0" Health points are then reduced.
A denial by the defendant of the truth or validity of the plaintiff's complaint.
Refers to the team without the ball, whose objective is to keep the opposition from scoring.
Evidence or arguments presented on behalf of a person accused of an offense.
The team without the ball, who is defending against a score.
The act of preventing the offense from scoring. Defense is the team without the ball.
the defendant's facts or arguments that demonstrate why the plaintiff isn't entitled to the relief requested.
Evidence and arguments offered by a defendant and his or her attorney(s) to show why that person should not be held liable for a criminal charge.
A team's attempt to keep the opposing team from scoring. The team without possession of the ball.
A defender's attempt to prevent a legally shot ball from sinking in the cups by directly or indirectly applying force to the ball using their body after first contact has occurred. [ More Info] Related Terms: Bitches Blow (and Guys Finger), Distraction, First Contact, Goaltending, Hooking
(or DEFENSIVE) is the team, or any player of the team, in the field.
A response by a defendant to charges with the hope of lessening or eliminating the charge. See also Affirmative Defense.
In poker, certain aggression plays like steals can be very effective; players must occasionally reply to them with defensive plays with hands they might not otherwise play. If, for example, an opponent to a player's right frequently steals when the player has posted a blind, the player can be reasonably sure that the opponent is often doing so with inferior hands (otherwise he wouldn't be doing it so often), the player can likely defend his blind (call or raise back) with more hands than he might otherwise.
In sport, defense or defence (in some regions, the first syllable is stressed) is the action of preventing an opponent from scoring. The term may also refer to the tactics involved in defense, or a sub-team whose primary responsibility is defense.
In most litigation under the common law adversarial system the defendant, perhaps with the assistance of counsel, may allege or present defenses (or defences) in order to avoid liability, civil or criminal.
In policy debate, defense refers to argument which has no implication other than mitigating an argument made by the opposing team.