Definition of "protector" [pro•tect•or]

  • One who protects; a guardian. (noun)
  • A device that protects; a guard. (noun)
  • A person who rules a kingdom during the minority of a sovereign. (noun)
  • The head of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 1653 to 1659. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "protector" in a sentence
  • "That the protector is a female terminator is a masterstroke, but it's Sarah Connor's character that really pushes the envelope."
  • "There are other missteps, like the hilarious CGI werewolf-conference that made me feel like I was on peyote, or the handling of Jacob falling in love with an infant child, still creepy despite Condon's focus on Renesmee all grown up and trying to distract us with the word "protector.""
  • "Gabriel and his Harlequin protector, Maya, immediately mobilize to escape New York and find the long-lost Traveler."