Steward meaning

sto͝oərd, styo͝o-
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.

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One who is in charge of the household affairs of a large estate, club, hotel, or resort.
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One who acts as a supervisor or administrator, as of finances and property, for another or others.
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One who manages another's property, finances, or other affairs.
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A person, usually one of a group, in charge of arrangements for a ball, race, meeting, etc.
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To act as the steward or caretaker of (something)
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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.

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A ship's officer who is in charge of provisions and dining arrangements.
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An attendant on a ship or airplane.
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An official who supervises or helps to manage an event.
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A shop steward.
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A wine steward.
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To serve as a steward or as the steward of.
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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.
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A person variously responsible for the food and drink, the service personnel, etc. in a club, restaurant, etc.
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To act as a steward.
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To be the steward of (something); manage.
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A person who manages the property or affairs for another entity.
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A ship's officer who is in charge of making dining arrangements and provisions.
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A flight attendant, especially but not exclusively a male flight attendant. Often as "air steward", "airline steward", etc.
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A union member who is selected as a representative for fellow workers in negotiating terms with management.
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A person who has charge of buildings and/or grounds and/or animals.
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A fiscal agent of certain bodies.

A steward in a Methodist church.

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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.
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In Scotland, a magistrate appointed by the crown to exercise jurisdiction over royal lands.

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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.
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An English surname, a variant of Stewart.
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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.

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Origin of steward

  • 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

  • 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