guard (Meaning)

Wordnet

guard (n)

a person who keeps watch over something or someone

the person who plays that position on a football team

a device designed to prevent injury or accidents

a posture of defence in boxing or fencing

the person who plays the position of guard on a basketball team

a military unit serving to protect some place or person

a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.

the duty of serving as a sentry

(American football) a position on the line of scrimmage

a position on a basketball team

Wordnet

guard (v)

to keep watch over

watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect

protect against a challenge or attack

take precautions in order to avoid some unwanted consequence

Webster

guard (n.)

To protect from danger; to secure against surprise, attack, or injury; to keep in safety; to defend; to shelter; to shield from surprise or attack; to protect by attendance; to accompany for protection; to care for.

To keep watch over, in order to prevent escape or restrain from acts of violence, or the like.

To protect the edge of, esp. with an ornamental border; hence, to face or ornament with lists, laces, etc.

To fasten by binding; to gird.

Webster

guard (v. i.)

To watch by way of caution or defense; to be caution; to be in a state or position of defense or safety; as, careful persons guard against mistakes.

Webster

guard (v. t.)

One who, or that which, guards from injury, danger, exposure, or attack; defense; protection.

A man, or body of men, stationed to protect or control a person or position; a watch; a sentinel.

One who has charge of a mail coach or a railway train; a conductor.

Any fixture or attachment designed to protect or secure against injury, soiling, or defacement, theft or loss

That part of a sword hilt which protects the hand.

Ornamental lace or hem protecting the edge of a garment.

A chain or cord for fastening a watch to one's person or dress.

A fence or rail to prevent falling from the deck of a vessel.

An extension of the deck of a vessel beyond the hull; esp., in side-wheel steam vessels, the framework of strong timbers, which curves out on each side beyond the paddle wheel, and protects it and the shaft against collision.

A plate of metal, beneath the stock, or the lock frame, of a gun or pistol, having a loop, called a bow, to protect the trigger.

An interleaved strip at the back, as in a scrap book, to guard against its breaking when filled.

A posture of defense in fencing, and in bayonet and saber exercise.

An expression or admission intended to secure against objections or censure.

Watch; heed; care; attention; as, to keep guard.

The fibrous sheath which covers the phragmacone of the Belemnites.

guard Sentence Examples

  1. The palace guards vigilantly patrolled the grounds, deterring intruders.
  2. The security guard attentively monitored the CCTV footage, ensuring the safety of the building.
  3. The coast guard swiftly intercepted the smuggling vessel, preventing illegal activities.
  4. The honor guard marched with precision and discipline, showcasing their unwavering loyalty.
  5. The prison guard maintained order among the inmates, upholding the rule of law.
  6. The bodyguard shadowing the politician provided close protection, shielding them from potential threats.
  7. The park ranger acted as a wildlife guard, ensuring the preservation of the natural ecosystem.
  8. The dormitory guard enforced curfews and maintained a peaceful environment for students.
  9. The royal guard stood ceremonially outside the throne room, symbolizing the authority of the monarchy.
  10. The customs guard diligently inspected baggage at the border, preventing the contraband from entering the country.

FAQs About the word guard

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The palace guards vigilantly patrolled the grounds, deterring intruders.

The security guard attentively monitored the CCTV footage, ensuring the safety of the building.

The coast guard swiftly intercepted the smuggling vessel, preventing illegal activities.

The honor guard marched with precision and discipline, showcasing their unwavering loyalty.