Guard definitions

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A person who protects, keeps watch, or acts as a sentinel.

A prison guard.

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The act or duty of guarding.
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A person who protects, keeps watch, or acts as a sentinel.

A prison guard.

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Something that gives protection; a safeguard.

A guard against tooth decay.

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A device or attachment that prevents injury, damage, or loss, especially:
  • An attachment or covering put on a machine to protect the operator or a part of the machine.
  • A device on a foil, sword, or knife that protects the hand.
  • A padded covering worn to protect a body part from injury.
    A shin guard.
  • A small chain or band attached to a watch or bracelet to prevent loss.
  • A ring worn to prevent a more valuable ring from sliding off the finger.
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An honor guard.
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A railway employee in charge of a train.
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One of the two offensive linemen on either side of the center.
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Either of the two players normally positioned in the backcourt who are responsible for bringing the ball to and initiating offensive plays from the frontcourt.
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Something that gives protection; a safeguard.

A guard against tooth decay.

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A device or attachment that prevents injury, damage, or loss, especially:
  • An attachment or covering put on a machine to protect the operator or a part of the machine.
  • A device on a foil, sword, or knife that protects the hand.
  • A padded covering worn to protect a body part from injury.
    A shin guard.
  • A small chain or band attached to a watch or bracelet to prevent loss.
  • A ring worn to prevent a more valuable ring from sliding off the finger.
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An honor guard.
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A railway employee in charge of a train.
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One of the two offensive linemen on either side of the center.
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Either of the two players normally positioned in the backcourt who are responsible for bringing the ball to and initiating offensive plays from the frontcourt.
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A defensive position or stance, as in boxing or fencing.
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A signal that prevents accidental activation of a device or ambiguous interpretation of data.
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To keep (an opposing player) from scoring or playing effectively, usually by remaining close to the player to disrupt offensive play.
verb
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To serve as a guard.
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To keep (an opposing player) from scoring or playing effectively, usually by remaining close to the player to disrupt offensive play.
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To maintain control over, as to prevent indiscretion.

Guard what you say.

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To maintain control over, as to prevent indiscretion.

Guard what you say.

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To furnish (a device or object) with a part that protects people from harm or injury.
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To escort as a guard.
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To watch over (a place or person, for example) in order to keep from being damaged, robbed, or injured.

Guard a bank; guarding a witness.

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To supervise the entry and exit through; keep watch at.

Guard a door.

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To keep from risk or curtailment; ensure the safety or integrity of.

Jealously guarded his success; carefully guarded her privacy.

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To take precautions.

Guarded against illness by getting exercise.

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The act or duty of guarding; careful watch; wariness; defense; protection.
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Any device that protects against injury or loss.
  • The part of the handle of a sword, knife, or fork that protects the hand.
  • A chain or cord attached to a watch, bracelet, etc. to protect against loss.
  • A ring worn to keep a more valuable ring from slipping off the finger.
  • A safety device, as in machinery.
  • An article worn to protect a part of the body, as in a sport.
    A catcher's shin guards.
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A person or group that guards.
  • A sentinel or sentry.
  • A railway brakeman or gatekeeper.
  • A railroad conductor.
  • A person who guards prisoners.
  • A special unit of troops assigned to the British royal household.
  • A military unit with a special ceremonial function.
    A color guard.
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Either of two players who are the main ball handlers and offensive leaders positioned at the rear of the court on offense.
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Either of two players on offense at the left and the right of the center whose purpose is blocking.
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To keep watch; take precautions (against)
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To act as a guard.
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To keep safe from harm; watch over and protect; defend; shield.
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To watch over.
  • To keep from escape or trouble.
  • To hold in check; control; restrain.
  • To keep (an opponent) from making a gain or scoring; also, to cover (a goal or area) in defensive play.
  • To supervise entrances and exits through (a door, gate, etc.).
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To cover (a piece of machinery) with a device to protect the operator.
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To escort.
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The definition of a guard is a person or device that protects.

An example of a guard is a security person at a bank.

An example of a guard is a pad worn on the shins of a soccer player.

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A person who, or thing that, protects or watches over something.

The prison guard unlocked the door of the cell. After completing the repairs, he replaced the sump guard.

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(basketball) A relatively short player, playing farther from the basket than a forward or center.
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Guard is defined as to keep safe, protect or cover.

An example of guard is for a vaccination to protect against disease.

An example of guard is to keep someone on the opposing team from scoring.

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(military) A squad responsible for protecting something.

The president inspected the guard of honour.

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(cricket) The position on the popping crease where a batsman makes a mark to align himself with the wicket; see take guard.
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A part of a machine which blocks access to dangerous parts.

The motorcycle mechanic removed the damaged chain guard.

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(American football) Either of two offensive positions between the center and each of the offensive tackles, whose main responsibilities are to protect the quarterback, and open up "holes" through which offensive players can run.
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(Australia) A panel of a car that encloses the wheel area, especially the front wheels.
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(sports) A player playing a position named guard.
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To watch over so as to prevent escape or violence.

Guard a prisoner.

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Protection; watch.

The sheepdog kept guard over the herd.

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To furnish (a device or object) with a part that protects people from harm or injury.
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To escort as a guard.
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To watch over (a place or person, for example) in order to keep from being damaged, robbed, or injured.

Guard a bank; guarding a witness.

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To supervise the entry and exit through; keep watch at.

Guard a door.

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To watch over so as to prevent escape or violence.

Guard a prisoner.

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To keep from risk or curtailment; ensure the safety or integrity of.

Jealously guarded his success; carefully guarded her privacy.

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To take precautions.

Guarded against illness by getting exercise.

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To serve as a guard.
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A defensive position or stance, as in boxing or fencing.
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A signal that prevents accidental activation of a device or ambiguous interpretation of data.
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The act or duty of guarding.
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Protection; watch.

The sheepdog kept guard over the herd.

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A posture of alert readiness for defense, as in boxing, fencing, etc.
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The arms or weapon in such a posture.
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(rail transport) An employee, normally travelling in the last vehicle of a train, responsible for the safety of the train.
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(computing, programming) A Boolean expression that must evaluate to true for a branch of program execution to continue.
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To protect from danger; to secure against surprise, attack, or injury; to keep in safety; to defend.
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To keep watch over, in order to prevent escape or restrain from acts of violence, or the like.

Guard the prisoner.

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To watch by way of caution or defense; to be caution; to be in a state or position of defense or safety.

Careful people guard against mistakes.

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To protect the edge of, especially with an ornamental border; hence, to face or ornament with lists, laces, etc.
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To fasten by binding; to gird.

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Origin of guard

For verb: From early Middle French or late Old French (circa 14th cent) guarder (“to keep, ward, guard, save, preserve, etc.”), from Frankish *wardōn (from Proto-Germanic *wardo-), cognate with Old English weardian (from which English to ward). Compare French garder. See also English regard.