Definitions for guardianˈgɑr di ən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
guard•i•anˈgɑr di ən(n.)
a person who guards, protects, or preserves.
a person legally entrusted with the care of another's person or property, as that of a minor or someone legally incapacitated.
a guardian deity.
Origin of guardian:
1375–1425; late ME gardein < AF. See warden
defender, guardian, protector, shielder(noun)
a person who cares for persons or property
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
guardian(noun)ˈgɑr di ən
sb who is legally in charge of a child or possessions of sb who has died
The court appointed them as guardians.
Someone who guards, watches over, or protects.
A person legally responsible for a minor (in loco parentis).
A person legally responsible for an incompetent person.
A superior in a Franciscan monastery.
A major or final enemy; boss.
A British daily national newspaper.
Origin: guardein, *
one who guards, preserves, or secures; one to whom any person or thing is committed for protection, security, or preservation from injury; a warden
one who has, or is entitled to, the custody of the person or property of an infant, a minor without living parents, or a person incapable of managing his own affairs
performing, or appropriate to, the office of a protector; as, a guardian care
Guardian is an American Christian hard rock/metal band. The band released six studio albums, three additional albums in Spanish—and toured extensively worldwide. There are also numerous compilations, live records and bootlegs available.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'guardian' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4323
Rank popularity for the word 'guardian' in Nouns Frequency: #1545
Translations for guardian
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a person who has the legal right to take care of a child (usually an orphan)
He became the child's guardian when her parents died.
- وَصي، وَلي أمْرArabic
- tutorPortuguese (BR)
- der VormundGerman
- אַפּוֹטרוֹפּוּס, מִשמוֹרֶתHebrew
- tutore, tutriceItalian
- formynder, vergeNorwegian
- ساتونكى، څارونكى: محافظه: وصىPashto
- poručník, -čkaSlovak
- förmyndare, vårdnadshavare, målsmanSwedish
- vasi, veliTurkish
- 保護人, 監護人Chinese (Trad.)
- опікун; попечительUkrainian
- محافظ، سرپرستUrdu
- người giám hộVietnamese
- 保护人，监护人Chinese (Simp.)
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