What is Protect?

Protect definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
verb (used with object)
to defend or guard from attack, invasion, loss, annoyance, insult, etc.; cover or shield from injury or danger.
Economics. to guard (the industry or an industry of a nation) from foreign competition by imposing import duties.
to provide funds for the payment of (a draft, note, etc.).

verb (used without object)
to provide, or be capable of providing, protection: a floor wax that protects as well as shines.