Definitions for guardgɑrd
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to keep safe from harm or danger; protect; watch over.
to keep under close watch in order to prevent escape, misconduct, etc.
to keep under control as a matter of caution or prudence:
to guard one's temper.
to provide or equip with some safeguard or protective appliance, as to prevent loss, injury, etc.
to position oneself in some sport so as to obstruct or impede the movement or progress of (an opponent on offense).
to protect (a chess piece or a square) by placing a piece in a supportive or defensive position relative to it.
Category: Checkers and Chess
(v.i.)to take precautions (usu. fol. by against):
to guard against errors.
to give protection; keep watch.
(n.)a person or group that guards, as one that keeps watch over prisoners or protects a place from disturbance, theft, etc.
an act of guarding; a close watch, as over a prisoner or other person under restraint.
a device, appliance, or attachment that prevents injury, loss, etc.
something intended or serving to guard or protect; safeguard.
a posture of defense or readiness, as in fencing, boxing, etc.
either of the football linemen stationed between a tackle and the center. the position played by this lineman.
either of the basketball players stationed in the backcourt.
Brit. a railroad conductor.
Ref: household troops.
Idioms for guard:
off (one's) guard,unprepared; unwary.
on (one's) guard,vigilant; wary.
Origin of guard:
1375–1425; < OF g(u)arde < Gmc; see ward
a person who keeps watch over something or someone
the person who plays that position on a football team
"the left guard was injured on the play"
guard, safety, safety device(noun)
a device designed to prevent injury or accidents
a posture of defence in boxing or fencing
"keep your guard up"
the person who plays the position of guard on a basketball team
a military unit serving to protect some place or person
precaution, safeguard, guard(noun)
a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.
"he put an ice pack on the injury as a precaution"; "an insurance policy is a good safeguard"; "we let our guard down"
guard duty, guard, sentry duty, sentry go(noun)
the duty of serving as a sentry
"he was on guard that night"
(American football) a position on the line of scrimmage
"guards must be good blockers"
a position on a basketball team
to keep watch over
"there would be men guarding the horses"
watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect
"guard my possessions while I'm away"
defend, guard, hold(verb)
protect against a challenge or attack
"Hold that position behind the trees!"; "Hold the bridge against the enemy's attacks"
take precautions in order to avoid some unwanted consequence
"guard against becoming too friendly with the staff"; "guard against infection"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a soldier, police officer, etc. who keeps a person or place safe
two guards at the gate; a border guard
the act of protecting sb or sth or keeping sb from escaping
the hours during which he was on guard
the prisoner under guard
paying attention because sth bad could happen
Be on your guard against Internet fraud.
not paying attention and vulnerable to sth bad happening
He caught me off guard with his criticism.
to keep safe; = protect
Two police officers guarded the door.; to guard a secret
to stop from escaping
He left the jail, guarded by two soldiers.
A person who, or thing that, protects or watches over something.
A squad responsible for protecting something.
The president inspected the guard of honour.
A part of a machine which blocks access to dangerous parts.
The motorcycle mechanic removed the damaged chain guard.
A panel of a car that encloses the wheel area, especially the front wheels.
A relatively short player, playing farther from the basket than a forward or center.
The position on the popping crease where a batsman makes a mark to align himself with the wicket; see take guard.
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.
A player playing a position named guard.
An employee, normally travelling in the last vehicle of a train, responsible for the safety of the train.
To protect from some offence (specific or abstract.)
Origin: For verb: From guarder, of origin, from *wardōn (from Proto-Germanic *wardo-), cognate with weardian (from which English to ward). Compare French garde.
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
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
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
In American and Canadian football, a guard is a player who lines up between the center and the tackles on the offensive line of a football team. The guard's job is to protect the quarterback from the incoming defensive line and linebackers during pass plays, as well as creating openings for the running backs to head through. Guards perform speed blocking and "pulling"—sprinting out in front of a running back in order to block for him. Guards are automatically considered ineligible receivers, so they cannot intentionally touch a forward pass, unless it is to recover a fumble or is first touched by a defender or eligible receiver. Right guards is the term for the guards on the right of the offensive line, while left guards are on the left side. Guards are to the right or left of the center.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
1. A form of security operation whose primary task is to protect the main force by fighting to gain time while also observing and reporting information, and to prevent enemy ground observation of and direct fire against the main body by reconnoitering, attacking, defending, and delaying. A guard force normally operates within the range of the main body
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'guard' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3848
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'guard' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4509
Rank popularity for the word 'guard' in Nouns Frequency: #1128
Rank popularity for the word 'guard' in Verbs Frequency: #896
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Translations for guard
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
someone who or something which protects
a guard round the king; a guard in front of the fire.
- guardaPortuguese (BR)
- stráž, hlídka; ochranaCzech
- die WacheGerman
- vagt; værnDanish
- φρουρός, φρουρά, προστατευτικό κάλυμμαGreek
- valve, valvurEstonian
- zaštitnik, štitnikCroatian
- vörður; vörnIcelandic
- 호위자, 경호원Korean
- sargyba, apsaugaLithuanian
- sardze; aizsargsLatvian
- vakt, vernNorwegian
- straż, osłonaPolish
- страж(а); караульныйRussian
- stráž; hliadkaSlovak
- straža; zaščitaSlovenian
- nöbetçi, muhafızTurkish
- 警衛員，防護裝置Chinese (Trad.)
- варта, охоронаUkrainian
- người canh gácVietnamese
- 守护，防护装置Chinese (Simp.)
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