a structure used to defend against attack; "the artillery battered down the defenses"
the justification for some act or belief; "he offered a persuasive defense of the theory"
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
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
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 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
the federal department in the United States that sets and maintains foreign policies; "the Department of State was created in 1789"
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"
(chemistry) the three traditional states of matter are solids (fixed shape and volume) and liquids (fixed volume and shaped by the container) and gases (filling the container); "the solid state of water is called ice"
put before; "I submit to you that the accused is guilty"
express in words; "He said that he wanted to marry her"; "tell me what is bothering you";