- 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 stīweard, stīġweard (“steward, housekeeper, one who has the superintendence of household affairs, guardian”), from stīġ in the sense house, hall + weard (“ward, guard, guardian, keeper”). Compare Icelandic stívarður (“steward”). More at sty, ward.