Guard


Guard

Guard may refer to:

Professional occupations

* Bodyguard, who protects an individual from personal assault
* Crossing guard, who stops traffic so pedestrians can cross the street
* Prison guard, who supervises prisoners in a prison or jail
* Security guard, who protects property, assets, or people
* Train conductor, in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand

ecurity and military

* Guards unit, a type of military unit of the former Soviet Union.
* Russian Guards of Russia and the Soviet Union
* Ukrainian Guards of Ukraine.
* Border guard, a state security agency
* Coast guard, responsible for services at sea
* National Guard, domestic defense units which may have military or law enforcement missions
* Garda Siochana, police service of Ireland who are called "The Guards" in day to day usage
* Bulgarian Guards of Bulgaria

ports

* Guard (American football), a player between the center and the tackles on the offensive line of a team
* Guard (grappling), a position in martial arts in which the person on the bottom has his/her legs/hips between themselves and their opponent.
* Point guard, a basketball position
* Shooting guard, a basketball position
* A defensive position in historical fencing (see also En Garde)

Others

* Guard (computing), in programming language, an expression that directs program execution
* Guard (weapon), the handle of a sword
* Guard dog, employed to watch for unwanted or unexpected animals or people
* Guard interval, intervals in transmission, used in telecommunications
* The Guard, a Canadian television series
* In buildings, a "guard" can mean a barrier to stop people from falling off edges of raised walking surfaces.
* Abdominal guarding, a medical sign
* The aircraft emergency frequency, commonly referred to as "guard"
* Mate guarding - guarding of a potential or former mate from other individuals


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  • Guard — Guard, n. [OF. guarde, F. garde; of German origin; cf. OHG. wart, warto, one who watches, warta a watching, Goth. wardja watchman. See {Guard}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. One who, or that which, guards from injury, danger, exposure, or attack;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • guard — or middle guard [gärd] vt. [LME garde < the n.] 1. to keep safe from harm; watch over and protect; defend; shield 2. to watch over; specif., a) to keep from escape or trouble b) to hold in check; control; restrain c) Sports to keep (an… …   English World dictionary

  • guard — Ⅰ. guard UK US /gɑːd/ noun [C] ► WORKPLACE a piece of equipment that protects the user of a machine from being injured by a sharp or dangerous part on the machine: »Make sure that the safety guard is in position before using the cutting machine.… …   Financial and business terms

  • guard — ► VERB 1) watch over in order to protect or control. 2) (guard against) take precautions against. ► NOUN 1) a person, especially a soldier, who guards or keeps watch. 2) (treated as sing. or pl. ) a body of soldiers guarding a place or person. 3) …   English terms dictionary

  • Guard — /ɡaːɐt/ (engl., zu deutsch Verteidiger oder Schutz(vorrichtung) ) steht für: Point Guard und Shooting Guard, zwei Positionen im Basketball die zusammen den Backcourt bilden Enforcer, eine Position im Eishockey eine Position im American Football… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • guard — GUARD, guarzi, s.m. (Ieşit din uz) Soldat sau, p. ext., ofiţer, agent însărcinat cu paza. – Din it. guardia. Trimis de gall, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  guard s. m., pl. guarzi Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  GUARD s …   Dicționar Român

  • Guard — (g[aum]rd), v. i. To watch by way of caution or defense; to be cautious; to be in a state or position of defense or safety; as, careful persons guard against mistakes. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Guard — Guard, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Guarded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gurding}.] [OF. guarder, garder, warder, F. garder, fr. OHG. wart?n to be on the watch, await, G. marten. See {Ward}, v. & n., and cf. {Guard}, n.] 1. To protect from danger; to secure… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • guard — [n1] protector bouncer*, chaperon, chaperone, chaser*, convoyer, custodian, defender, escort, guardian, lookout, picket, sentinel, sentry, shepherd, shield, ward, warden, watch, watchperson; concept 348 guard [n2] defense aegis, armament, armor,… …   New thesaurus

  • guard´ed|ly — guard|ed «GAHR dihd», adjective. 1. kept safe; carefully watched over; defended; protected. SYNONYM(S): watched. 2. careful; prudent; cautious: »“Maybe” was his guarded answer to my question …   Useful english dictionary


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