Armor vs Protection - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between armor and protection
is that armor
is (uncountable) a protective layer over a body, vehicle, or other object intended to deflect or diffuse damaging forces while protection
is the process of keeping (something or someone) safe.
As a verb armor
is to equip something with armor or a protective coating or hardening.
(uncountable) A protective layer over a body, vehicle, or other object intended to deflect or diffuse damaging forces.
(uncountable) A natural form of this kind of protection on an animal's body.
(uncountable) Metal plate, protecting a ship, military vehicle, or aircraft.
(countable) A tank, or other heavy mobile assault vehicle.
(military, uncountable) A military formation consisting primarily of tanks or other armoured fighting vehicles, collectively.
(hydrology, uncountable) The naturally occurring surface of pebbles, rocks or boulders that line the bed of a waterway or beach and provide protection against erosion.
* (body armour) body armour, body armor, mail, chain mail, plate, suit of armour, suit of armor
* (animal) horn, carapace, chitin
* (metal plate) armour plate, armor plate
* (military) mechanized, cavalry
* composite armour
* armour plating
* spaced armour
* stand-off armour
* suit of armour
* reactive armour
* explosive reactive armour
To equip something with armor or a protective coating or hardening.
To provide something with an analogous form of protection.
The process of keeping (something or someone) safe.
*:But then I had the flintlock by me for protection . ¶ There were giants in the days when that gun was made; for surely no modern mortal could have held that mass of metal steady to his shoulder. The linen-press and a chest on the top of it formed, however, a very good gun-carriage; and, thus mounted, aim could be taken out of the window.
The state of being safe.
A means of keeping or remaining safe.
A means, such as a condom, of preventing pregnancy or sexually transmitted disease.
Immunity from harm obtained by illegal payments, as bribery or extortion.
(lb) Restrictions on foreign competitors which limit their ability to compete with domestic producers of goods or services.
(lb) An instance of a security token associated with a resource (such as a file).
* protection course
* protection money
* protection racket
* be prepared