Armor vs Protection - What's the difference?

armor | protection |


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.

armor

English

Alternative forms

* armour

Noun

(wikipedia) (qualifier)
  • (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.
  • Synonyms

    * (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

    Derived terms

    * * composite armour * armour-plated * armour plating * armoury * spaced armour * stand-off armour * suit of armour * reactive armour * explosive reactive armour

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To equip something with armor or a protective coating or hardening.
  • To provide something with an analogous form of protection.
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    protection

    English

    Noun

  • The process of keeping (something or someone) safe.
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  • *:But then I had the flintlock by me for protection . ΒΆ 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.
  • (lb) Coverage.
  • 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).
  • Derived terms

    * autoprotection * heteroprotection * protection course * protection money * protection racket

    See also

    * be prepared ----