the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions; "his refutation of the charges was short and persuasive"; "in defense he said the other man started it"
an organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack; "he joined the defense against invasion"
the defendant and his legal advisors collectively; "the defense called for a mistrial"
(sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring; "his teams are always good on defense"
the federal department responsible for safeguarding national security of the United States; created in 1947
(psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires
the act of defending someone or something against attack or injury; "a good boxer needs a good defense"; "defense against hurricanes is an urgent problem"
protection from harm; "sanitation is the best defense against disease"
the profession of teaching (especially at a school or college or university)
the activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill; "he received no formal education"; "our instruction was carefully programmed"; "good classroom teaching is seldom rewarded"
the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior); "a woman of breeding and refinement"
the gradual process of acquiring knowledge; "education is a preparation for life"; "a girl's education was less important than a boy's"
knowledge acquired by learning and instruction; "it was clear that he had a very broad education"
the United States federal department that administers all federal programs dealing with education (including federal aid to educational institutions and students); created 1979
the United States federal department charged with conservation and the development of natural resources; created in 1849
the inner or enclosed surface of something
the region that is inside of something
of or coming from the middle of a region or country; "upcountry districts"
inside and toward a center; "interior regions of the earth"
located inward; "Beethoven's manuscript looks like a bloody record of a tremendous inner battle"- Leonard Bernstein; "she thinks she has no soul, no interior life, but the truth is that she has no access to it"- David Denby; "an internal sense of rightousness"- A.R.Gurney,Jr.
situated within or suitable for inside a building; "an interior scene"; "interior decoration"; "an interior bathroom without windows"
inside the country; "the British Home Office has broader responsibilities than the United States Department of the Interior"; "the nation's internal politics"
the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"
express in words; "He said that he wanted to marry her"; "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion"; "state your name"
the federal department in the United States that sets and maintains foreign policies; "the Department of State was created in 1789"
indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.; "Can you express this distance in kilometers?"
a politically organized body of people under a single government;
the group of people comprising the government of a sovereign state; "the state has lowered its income tax"
the territory occupied by a nation; "
the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation; "his state is in the deep south"
a state of depression or agitation; "he was in such a state you just couldn't reason with him"