Caution vs Defence - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between caution and defence
is that caution
is precept or warning against evil or danger of any kind; exhortation to wariness; advice; injunction while defence
is the action of defending, of protecting from attack, danger or injury.
As verbs the difference between caution and defence
is that caution
is to warn; to alert, advise that caution is warranted while defence
is (obsolete|transitive) to furnish with defences; to fortify.
Precept or warning against evil or danger of any kind; exhortation to wariness; advice; injunction.
A careful attention to the probable effects of an act, in order that failure or harm may be avoided; prudence in regard to danger; provident care; wariness.
Security; guaranty; bail.
- In way of caution I must tell you.
One who gives rise to attention or astonishment.
- The Parliament would yet give his majesty sufficient caution that the war should be prosecuted.
A formal warning given as an alternative to prosecution in minor cases.
- Oh, that boy, he's a caution ! He does make me laugh.
* See also
* err on the side of caution
* throw caution to the wind
To warn; to alert, advise that caution is warranted.
* defense (US )
The action of defending, of protecting from attack, danger or injury.
Something used to oppose attack(s).
* 1592—1609 , , Sonnet XII:
- In cases of defence 'tis best to weigh / The enemy more mighty than he seems.
- And nothing 'gainst Time's scythe can make defence
An argument in support or justification of something.
* 1592—1609 , , Sonnet LXXXIX:
- Save breed, to brave him when he takes thee hence.
- Speak of my lameness, and I straight will halt,
A strategy and tactics employed to prevent the other team from scoring; contrasted with offence.
The portion of a team dedicated to preventing the other team from scoring; contrasted with offence.
Government policy or (infra)structure related to the military.
- Against thy reasons making no defence .
Prohibition; a prohibitory ordinance.
* Sir W. Temple
- Department of Defence
- Severe defences against wearing any linen under a certain breadth.
* offence (Commonwealth), offense (US)
* antidefence, antidefense
* ecodefence, ecodefense
* Nuremberg defence, Nuremberg defense
(obsolete) To furnish with defences; to fortify.
- Better manned and more strongly defenced .