Guard

  • 1 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

  • 2 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… …

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  • 3 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… …

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  • 4 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.… …

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  • 5 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) …

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  • 6 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… …

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  • 7 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 …

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  • 8 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] …

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  • 9 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

  • 10 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,… …

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  • 11 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 …

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  • 12 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 …

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  • 13 guard|i|an — «GAHR dee uhn», noun, adjective. –n. 1. a person who takes care of another or of some special thing; defender: »A minister or priest is considered a guardian of the faith. SYNONYM(S): protector. 2. a person appointed by law to take care of the… …

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  • 14 guard|ee — «GAHR dee», noun. British. a member of the guards; guardsman. ╂[< guard + ee] …

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  • 15 guard — I (guardian) noun bodyguard, custodian, defender, defense, keeper, monitor, palladium, panoply, peace officer, protector, security, sentinel, sentry, surveillance, ward, warden, watchman II (safeguard) noun palladium, protection, protector,… …

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  • 16 guard — vb shield, protect, safeguard, *defend Analogous words: watch, attend, *tend, mind: convoy, escort, chaperon, conduct, *accompany …

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  • 17 Guard — A band of gold or silver lace. Garments so ornamemted were said to be guarded. It is mentioned in 1605 : I ll have thee go like a citizen, in a guarded gown and French hood. The fashion seems to have arisen in the reign of Henry VIII, and was… …

    Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • 18 guard — I n. group of sentries sentry 1) to call out the guard 2) to mount, post the guard 3) to change, relieve the guard 4) an advance; armed; color; honor; palace; police; rear; security guard (they slipped past the palace guard) 5) under guard guard… …

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  • 19 guard — guard1 [ gard ] noun *** ▸ 1 someone who protects someone/something ▸ 2 unit of soldiers/police ▸ 3 cover for protection ▸ 4 in basketball/football ▸ 5 on train ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) count someone whose job is to protect a place or person so that no… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 guard — I UK [ɡɑː(r)d] / US [ɡɑrd] noun Word forms guard : singular guard plural guards *** 1) a) [countable] someone whose job is to look after a place or person so that no one causes damage, steals anything, or escapes a prison guard uniformed border… …

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