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AEGIS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does aegis mean? 

AEGIS (noun)
  The noun AEGIS has 2 senses:

1. kindly endorsement and guidance
2. armor plate that protects the chest; the front part of a cuirass

  Familiarity information: AEGIS used as a noun is rare.


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AEGIS (noun)


Sense 1aegis [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Kindly endorsement and guidance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

aegis; auspices; protection

Context example:

the tournament was held under the auspices of the city council

Hypernyms ("aegis" is a kind of...):

endorsement; indorsement (the act of endorsing)


Sense 2aegis [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Armor plate that protects the chest; the front part of a cuirass

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

breastplate; egis; aegis

Hypernyms ("aegis" is a kind of...):

armor plate; armor plating; armour plate; plate armor; plate armour (specially hardened steel plate used to protect fortifications or vehicles from enemy fire)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "aegis"):

plastron (a metal breastplate that was worn under a coat of mail)

Holonyms ("aegis" is a part of...):

body armor; body armour; cataphract; coat of mail; suit of armor; suit of armour (armor that protects the wearer's whole body)


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