- 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
- 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