Definitions for stewardˈstu ərd, ˈstyu-

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. steward(noun)

    someone who manages property or other affairs for someone else

  2. steward(noun)

    the ship's officer who is in charge of provisions and dining arrangements

  3. steward, flight attendant(noun)

    an attendant on an airplane

  4. shop steward, steward(noun)

    a union member who is elected to represent fellow workers in negotiating with management

  5. custodian, keeper, steward(noun)

    one having charge of buildings or grounds or animals

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. steward(Noun)

    A person who manages the property or affairs for another entity.

  2. steward(Noun)

    A ship's officer who is in charge of making dining arrangements and provisions.

  3. steward(Noun)

    A flight attendant, especially but not exclusively a male flight attendant. Often as "air steward", "airline steward", etc.

  4. steward(Noun)

    A union member who is selected as a representative for fellow workers in negotiating terms with management. [syn: shop steward]

  5. steward(Noun)

    A person who has charge of buildings and/or grounds and/or animals. [syn: custodian, keeper]

  6. steward(Noun)

    In IT, somebody who is responsible for managing a set of projects, products or technologies and how they affect the IT organization to which they belong.

  7. steward(Verb)

    To act as the steward or caretaker of (something)

  8. Steward(ProperNoun)

    An English surname, a variant of Stewart.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Steward(noun)

    a man employed in a large family, or on a large estate, to manage the domestic concerns, supervise other servants, collect the rents or income, keep accounts, and the like

  2. Steward(noun)

    a person employed in a hotel, or a club, or on board a ship, to provide for the table, superintend the culinary affairs, etc. In naval vessels, the captain's steward, wardroom steward, steerage steward, warrant officers steward, etc., are petty officers who provide for the messes under their charge

  3. Steward(noun)

    a fiscal agent of certain bodies; as, a steward in a Methodist church

  4. Steward(noun)

    in some colleges, an officer who provides food for the students and superintends the kitchen; also, an officer who attends to the accounts of the students

  5. Steward(noun)

    in Scotland, a magistrate appointed by the crown to exercise jurisdiction over royal lands

  6. Steward(verb)

    to manage as a steward

  7. Origin: [OE. stiward, AS. stweard, stigweard, literally, a sty ward; stigu sty + weard warden, guardian, -- his first duty having been probably to attend to the domestic animals. 164. See Sty pen for swine, Ward.]

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    Rank popularity for the word 'steward' in Nouns Frequency: #2484


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