- The definition of a steward is an employee who is charge of the management of a very big house or a person who is responsible for the food and drink staff at a restaurant.The definition of a steward is an employee who distributes food and drinks.
- An example of steward is the head butler in a mansion.
- An example of steward is the person who is in charge of the waiters in a restaurant.
- An example of steward is a flight attendant.
- Steward is defined as to manage the affairs of a big household staff or the service employees who are serving food and wine.
An example of steward is to serve as the head butler in a mansion or an exclusive men's club.
- a person put in charge of the affairs of a large household or estate, whose duties include supervision of the kitchen and the servants, management of household accounts, etc.
- one who acts as a supervisor or administrator, as of finances and property, for another or others
- a person variously responsible for the food and drink, the service personnel, etc. in a club, restaurant, etc.
- a person, usually one of a group, in charge of arrangements for a ball, race, meeting, etc.
- an attendant, as on a ship, train, etc., employed to look after the passengers' comfort
- flight attendant
- an officer on a ship who is in charge of stores and culinary arrangements
- shop steward
- a person morally responsible for the careful use of money, time, talents, or other resources, esp. with respect to the principles or needs of a community or group: our responsibility as stewards of the earth's resources
Origin of stewardMiddle English stiward ; from Old English stiweard ; from stig, enclosure, hall, sty + weard, keeper, ward
- One who manages another's property, finances, or other affairs.
- One who is in charge of the household affairs of a large estate, club, hotel, or resort.
- A ship's officer who is in charge of provisions and dining arrangements.
- An attendant on a ship or airplane.
- An official who supervises or helps to manage an event.
- A shop steward.
- A wine steward.
intr. & tr.v.stew·ard·ed, stew·ard·ing, stew·ards
Origin of stewardMiddle English, from Old English stigweard, stīward : stig, stī, hall + weard, keeper; see wer-3 in Indo-European roots.
- A person who manages the property or affairs for another entity.
- A ship's officer who is in charge of making dining arrangements and provisions.
- A flight attendant, especially but not exclusively a male flight attendant. Often as "air steward", "airline steward", etc.
- A union member who is selected as a representative for fellow workers in negotiating terms with management.
- A person who has charge of buildings and/or grounds and/or animals.
- A fiscal agent of certain bodies.
- a steward in a Methodist church
- In some colleges, an officer who provides food for the students and superintends the kitchen; also, an officer who attends to the accounts of the students.
- In Scotland, a magistrate appointed by the crown to exercise jurisdiction over royal lands.
- In information technology, somebody who is responsible for managing a set of projects, products or technologies and how they affect the IT organization to which they belong.
(third-person singular simple present stewards, present participle stewarding, simple past and past participle stewarded)
- To act as the steward or caretaker of (something)
From Middle English, from Old English stÄ«weard, stÄ«Ä¡weard (â€œsteward, housekeeper, one who has the superintendence of household affairs, guardianâ€), from stÄ«Ä¡ in the sense house, hall + weard (â€œward, guard, guardian, keeperâ€). Compare Icelandic stÃvarÃ°ur (â€œstewardâ€). More at sty, ward.