Definitions for guardianˈgɑr di ən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

guard•i•anˈgɑr di ən(n.)

  1. a person who guards, protects, or preserves.

  2. a person legally entrusted with the care of another's person or property, as that of a minor or someone legally incapacitated.

    Category: Law

  3. (adj.)guarding; protecting:

    a guardian deity.

Origin of guardian:

1375–1425; late ME gardein < AF. See warden


Princeton's WordNet

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

    a person who cares for persons or property

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. 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.


  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


  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.

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

Anagrams of guardian

  1. Grauniad

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.

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