Word of the Day: Defender

defender

de-fend-er / dĭ-fĕnd-ər

noun

1. one who protects against an attack

The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.

Calvin Coolidge, 1872 – 1933

 

2. one who defends or champions a cause; an advocate

The Queen of England is Defender of the Faith but the President of the United States is Defender of the Constitution, which defends all faiths.

Walter F. Mondale, 1928 – 2021