Protection vs Mound - What's the difference?

protection | mound |

As nouns the difference between protection and mound

is that protection is the process of keeping (something or someone) safe while mound is (obsolete|anatomy|measurement|figuratively) a hand.

As a verb mound is

to fortify with a mound; add a barrier, rampart, etc to.




  • 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 ----




    (en noun)
  • (obsolete, anatomy, measurement, figuratively) A hand.
  • (obsolete) A protection; restraint; curb.
  • (obsolete) A helmet.
  • (obsolete) Might; size.
  • An artificial hill or elevation of earth; a raised bank; an embankment thrown up for defense; a bulwark; a rampart.
  • A natural elevation appearing as if thrown up artificially; a regular and isolated hill, hillock, or knoll.
  • (baseball) Elevated area of dirt upon which the pitcher stands to pitch.
  • A ball or globe forming part of the regalia of an emperor or other sovereign. It is encircled with bands, enriched with precious stones, and surmounted with a cross.
  • (US, vulgar, slang) The mons veneris.
  • Synonyms

    * (part of regalia) globus cruciger, globe, orb

    Derived terms

    * (l)


    (en verb)
  • To fortify with a mound; add a barrier, rampart, etc. to.
  • To force or pile into a mound or mounds.
  • He mounded up his mashed potatoes so they left more space on the plate for the meat.

    See also

    * (wikipedia "mound") *