defenses

usage note
This word may also be spelled “defence.”
defenses
plural noun
1. (biology) 
a. defensas 
With healthy eating, you increase your body's defenses naturally.Con una alimentación saludable, incrementas las defensas de tu cuerpo en forma natural.
defense
noun
2. (military) 
The budget for national defense is projected to be larger this year than last.Está previsto que el presupuesto para la defensa nacional sea mayor este año que el año pasado.
3. (sports) 
Kevin plays defense on his football team.Kevin juega en la defensa de su equipo de fútbol americano.
4. (personal) 
Zuriel came to his sister's defense when some kids in school were picking on her.Zuriel salió en defensa de su hermana cuando algunos niños en la escuela se estaban metiendo con ella.
5. (legal) 
The defense is ready to bring its first witness.La defensa está lista para traer su primer testigo.
adjective
6. (acting in defense) 
a. defensor 
As a defense lawyer, she works with very interesting people.Como abogada defensora, trabaja con gente muy interesante.
defense
defense [dɪˈfens]
noun
(US)
defence
defense (US)
[dɪˈfens]
noun
(all senses) defensa (f)
as a defence against como defensa contra
the body's defences against disease las defensas del organismo contra la enfermedad
the case for the defence el argumento de la defensa
counsel for the defence abogadoaabogada (m) (f) defensoradefensora;a abogada a defensora
Department of Defense (US)
Ministry of Defence See culture box in entry ministry.
in his defence en su defensa
what have you to say in your own defence? ¿qué tiene usted que decir or alegar en defensa propia?; in defence of sth en defensa de algo; to come out in defence of salir en defensa de
Minister of Defence (Britain) Ministro (m) de Defensa
Ministry of Defence (Britain) Ministerio (m) de Defensa
Secretary (of State) for Defence (Britain)Secretary of Defense (US) Ministro (m) de Defensa
witness for the defence testigo (m) de cargo; testigo (m) de la defensa
modifier
[+policy, strategy, costs] de defensa
defence counsel (n) abogadoaabogada (m) (f) defensoradefensora;a abogada a defensora
defence forces (n) fuerzas (f) defensivas
defence mechanism (n) mecanismo (m) de defensa
defence spending (n) gastos (m) de defensa
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