What does guardian mean?

Definitions for guardianˈgɑr di ən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word guardian.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. defender, guardian, protector, shielder(noun)

    a person who cares for persons or property

Wiktionary

  1. guardian(Noun)

    Someone who guards, watches over, or protects.

  2. guardian(Noun)

    A person legally responsible for a minor (in loco parentis).

  3. guardian(Noun)

    A person legally responsible for an incompetent person.

  4. guardian(Noun)

    A superior in a Franciscan monastery.

  5. guardian(Noun)

    A major or final enemy; boss.

  6. Guardian(ProperNoun)

    A British daily national newspaper.

  7. Origin: guardein, *

Webster Dictionary

  1. Guardian(verb)

    one who guards, preserves, or secures; one to whom any person or thing is committed for protection, security, or preservation from injury; a warden

  2. Guardian(verb)

    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

  3. Guardian(adj)

    performing, or appropriate to, the office of a protector; as, a guardian care

  4. Origin: [OF. guardain, gardien, F. gardien, LL. guardianus. See Guard, v. t., and cf. Wasden.]

Freebase

  1. Guardian

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. guardian

    A person defined by law with the legal responsibility for a child or another person.

    For children their parent is their guardian, for other people whose parents are no longer on the earth they can have a guardian appointed for their welfare and care.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'guardian' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4323

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'guardian' in Nouns Frequency: #1545

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of guardian in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of guardian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jewish Folk Saying:

    One should not stand at the foot of a sick person's bed, because that place is reserved for the guardian angel.

  2. Jean Paul Friedrich Richter:

    The guardian angels of life sometimes fly so high as to be beyond our sight, but they are always looking down upon us.

  3. Catholic Prayer:

    Angel of God, my guardian dear To whom God's love commits me here Ever this day be at my side, To light and guard, to rule and guide.

  4. Frank Wolf:

    The New York Times called it the beheading of Christians, the Guardian called it that way, [But] the White House said just 21 Egyptians.

  5. Joseph Addison:

    If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.

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