Steward Definition

sto͝oərd, styo͝o-
stewarding, stewards
noun
stewards
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.
Webster's New World
One who acts as a supervisor or administrator, as of finances and property, for another or others.
Webster's New World
A person variously responsible for the food and drink, the service personnel, etc. in a club, restaurant, etc.
Webster's New World
A ship's officer who is in charge of provisions and dining arrangements.
American Heritage
A person, usually one of a group, in charge of arrangements for a ball, race, meeting, etc.
Webster's New World
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verb
stewarding, stewards
To serve as a steward or as the steward of.
American Heritage
To be the steward of (something); manage.
Webster's New World
To act as a steward.
Webster's New World
pronoun

An English surname, a variant of Stewart.

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Other Word Forms of Steward

Noun

Singular:
steward
Plural:
stewards

Origin of Steward

  • From Middle English, from Old English stÄ«weard, stÄ«Ä¡weard (“steward, housekeeper, one who has the superintendence of household affairs, guardian"), from stÄ«Ä¡ in the sense house, hall + weard (“ward, guard, guardian, keeper"). Compare Icelandic stívarður (“steward"). More at sty, ward.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old English stigweard, stīward stig, stī hall weard keeper wer-3 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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