What does guard mean?

Definitions for guard
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. guard(noun)

    a person who keeps watch over something or someone

  2. guard(noun)

    the person who plays that position on a football team

    "the left guard was injured on the play"

  3. guard, safety, safety device(noun)

    a device designed to prevent injury or accidents

  4. guard(noun)

    a posture of defence in boxing or fencing

    "keep your guard up"

  5. guard(noun)

    the person who plays the position of guard on a basketball team

  6. guard(noun)

    a military unit serving to protect some place or person

  7. 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"

  8. guard duty, guard, sentry duty, sentry go(noun)

    the duty of serving as a sentry

    "he was on guard that night"

  9. guard(noun)

    (American football) a position on the line of scrimmage

    "guards must be good blockers"

  10. guard(verb)

    a position on a basketball team

  11. guard(verb)

    to keep watch over

    "there would be men guarding the horses"

  12. guard, ward(verb)

    watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect

    "guard my possessions while I'm away"

  13. defend, guard, hold(verb)

    protect against a challenge or attack

    "Hold that position behind the trees!"; "Hold the bridge against the enemy's attacks"

  14. guard(verb)

    take precautions in order to avoid some unwanted consequence

    "guard against becoming too friendly with the staff"; "guard against infection"

Wiktionary

  1. guard(Noun)

    A person who, or thing that, protects or watches over something.

    Etymology: For verb: From guarder, of origin, from *wardōn (from Proto-Germanic *wardo-), cognate with weardian (from which English to ward). Compare French garde.

  2. guard(Noun)

    A squad responsible for protecting something.

    The president inspected the guard of honour.

    Etymology: For verb: From guarder, of origin, from *wardōn (from Proto-Germanic *wardo-), cognate with weardian (from which English to ward). Compare French garde.

  3. guard(Noun)

    A part of a machine which blocks access to dangerous parts.

    The motorcycle mechanic removed the damaged chain guard.

    Etymology: For verb: From guarder, of origin, from *wardōn (from Proto-Germanic *wardo-), cognate with weardian (from which English to ward). Compare French garde.

  4. guard(Noun)

    A panel of a car that encloses the wheel area, especially the front wheels.

    Etymology: For verb: From guarder, of origin, from *wardōn (from Proto-Germanic *wardo-), cognate with weardian (from which English to ward). Compare French garde.

  5. guard(Noun)

    A relatively short player, playing farther from the basket than a forward or center.

    Etymology: For verb: From guarder, of origin, from *wardōn (from Proto-Germanic *wardo-), cognate with weardian (from which English to ward). Compare French garde.

  6. guard(Noun)

    The position on the popping crease where a batsman makes a mark to align himself with the wicket; see take guard.

    Etymology: For verb: From guarder, of origin, from *wardōn (from Proto-Germanic *wardo-), cognate with weardian (from which English to ward). Compare French garde.

  7. guard(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: For verb: From guarder, of origin, from *wardōn (from Proto-Germanic *wardo-), cognate with weardian (from which English to ward). Compare French garde.

  8. guard(Noun)

    A player playing a position named guard.

    Etymology: For verb: From guarder, of origin, from *wardōn (from Proto-Germanic *wardo-), cognate with weardian (from which English to ward). Compare French garde.

  9. guard(Noun)

    An employee, normally travelling in the last vehicle of a train, responsible for the safety of the train.

    Etymology: For verb: From guarder, of origin, from *wardōn (from Proto-Germanic *wardo-), cognate with weardian (from which English to ward). Compare French garde.

  10. guard(Verb)

    To protect from some offence (specific or abstract.)

    Etymology: For verb: From guarder, of origin, from *wardōn (from Proto-Germanic *wardo-), cognate with weardian (from which English to ward). Compare French garde.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Guard(noun)

    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

  2. Guard(noun)

    to keep watch over, in order to prevent escape or restrain from acts of violence, or the like

  3. Guard(noun)

    to protect the edge of, esp. with an ornamental border; hence, to face or ornament with lists, laces, etc

  4. Guard(noun)

    to fasten by binding; to gird

  5. Guard(verb)

    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

  6. Guard(verb)

    one who, or that which, guards from injury, danger, exposure, or attack; defense; protection

  7. Guard(verb)

    a man, or body of men, stationed to protect or control a person or position; a watch; a sentinel

  8. Guard(verb)

    one who has charge of a mail coach or a railway train; a conductor

  9. Guard(verb)

    any fixture or attachment designed to protect or secure against injury, soiling, or defacement, theft or loss

  10. Guard(verb)

    that part of a sword hilt which protects the hand

  11. Guard(verb)

    ornamental lace or hem protecting the edge of a garment

  12. Guard(verb)

    a chain or cord for fastening a watch to one's person or dress

  13. Guard(verb)

    a fence or rail to prevent falling from the deck of a vessel

  14. Guard(verb)

    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

  15. Guard(verb)

    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

  16. Guard(verb)

    an interleaved strip at the back, as in a scrap book, to guard against its breaking when filled

  17. Guard(verb)

    a posture of defense in fencing, and in bayonet and saber exercise

  18. Guard(verb)

    an expression or admission intended to secure against objections or censure

  19. Guard(verb)

    watch; heed; care; attention; as, to keep guard

  20. Guard(verb)

    the fibrous sheath which covers the phragmacone of the Belemnites

Freebase

  1. Guard

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Guard

    gärd, v.t. to ward, watch, or take care of: to protect from danger or attack: to protect the edge of, as by an ornamental border.—v.i. to watch: to be wary.—n. that which guards from danger: a man or body of men stationed to protect: one who has charge of a coach or railway-train: state of caution: posture of defence: part of the hilt of a sword: a watch-chain: (pl.) troops attached to the person of a sovereign: (cricket) the pads which protect the legs from swift balls.—adj. Guard′able.—n. Guard′age (Shak.), wardship.—adjs. Guard′ant (her.), having the face turned towards the beholder; Guard′ed, wary: cautious: uttered with caution.—adv. Guard′edly.—ns. Guard′edness; Guard′house, Guard′room, a house or room for the accommodation of a guard of soldiers, where defaulters are confined; Guard′ian, one who guards or takes care of: (law) one who has the care of an orphan minor.—adj. protecting.—n. Guard′ianship.—adj. Guard′less, without a guard: defenceless.—ns. Guard′ship, a ship of war that superintends marine affairs in a harbour and protects it: (Swift) guardianship; Guards′man, a soldier of the guards.—Guardian angel, an angel supposed to watch over a particular person: a person specially devoted to the interests of another.—Mount guard, to go on guard-duty; On, or Off, one's guard, on the watch, or the opposite; Run the guard, to get past a guard or sentinel without detection. [O. Fr. garder—Old High Ger. warten; A.S. weardian, Eng. ward.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. guard

    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

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. guard

    The duty performed by a body of men stationed to watch and protect any post against surprise. A division of marines appointed to take the duty for a stated portion of time. "Guard, turn out!" the order to the marines on the captain's approaching the ship. Also, the bow of a trigger and the hilt of a sword.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. guard

    A body of men whose duty it is to secure an army or place from being surprised by an enemy. In garrison the guards are relieved every day. On guard is being engaged on guard duty.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'guard' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3848

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'guard' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4509

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'guard' in Nouns Frequency: #1128

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'guard' in Verbs Frequency: #896

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of guard in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of guard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of guard in a Sentence

  1. Louis D. Brandeis:

    Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purposes are beneficial. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding.

  2. Muriel Bowser:

    We are, how shall I say, examining every legal question about the President's authority to send troops, even Columbia National Guard, to the District of Columbia, and if he has to make any other legal steps to do that.

  3. Kristen Soltis Anderson:

    That's why you see that generous' we were all caught off guard' sentiment on the first phase.

  4. Qassem Soleimani:

    The pretext of an illness and virus was used, and their media did not miss the slightest opportunity to discourage people from voting, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said. The election saw Irans Shiite lowest turnout since Islamic Revolution with mass demonstrations, with some voters wearing the masks that everyone soon would want. But people already were dying and fear was spreading. SHRINES AND HAZMAT SUITS Qom long has been the stronghold of Irans Shiite clergy. A focal point of devotion is the golden-domed shrine of Fatima Masumeh, a Shiite saint. Crowds pray there 24 hours a day, seven days a week, touching and kissing the shrine. That raises the risks for visitors.In Saudi Arabia, authorities have closed off access to the holiest sites in Islamover concerns about the virus. Churches, mosques, temples and shrines around the world have been closed or subject to stringent disinfecting campaigns. But in Qom and elsewhere in Iran, the shrines stayed open despite civilian health authorities demanding they close. Mohammad Saidi, who oversees the Fatima Masumeh shrine, insinuated that closing shrines was part of a plot against Irans Shiite by President Donald Trump. Defeating Qom is the dream of treacherous President Donald Trump and President Donald Trump domestic mercenaries, but this dream will not be realized even in their grave, Mohammad Saidi said on Feb. 22. That decision likely gave the virus time to spread. Police later arrested those who posted online video of themselves licking and kissing shrines. The citys religious epithet the nest of the Prophet and his family was intended to reassure believers worldwide that it was insulated against epidemics and other disasters, wrote Mehdi Khalaji, a Qom-trained Shiite theologian who is an analyst at the Washington Institute for Near-East Policy. If early reports about the spread of the coronavirus prove correct, Qoms status as the ideological capital of Islamic Revolution with mass demonstrations helped make it the pathogens transmitting center to the rest of Iran and at least seven other countries. IRAN REPORTS BIGGEST SINGLE-DAY JUMP OF CORONAVIRUS DEATHS AS PRESIDENT RULES OUT QUARANTINE Since then, hazmat-suited workers have fogged disinfectant and cleaned the shrines. Some mosques even hand out alcohol as a disinfectant to the poor despite Islam forbidding its consumption. By Monday night, the Fatima Masumeh shrine and another one in Mashhad had closed, only to see online videos purport to show hard-line faithful storming the shrines courtyard, demanding they open. But by that point, the virus had spread, reaching the highest levels of Irans Shiite theocracy. THE SITUATION IS TERRIBLE HERE AND I HOPE GOD HELPS US Like blood from a beating heart, the infections in Qom coursed out across Iran in maps later shared by the Health Ministry. In Tehran, the virus began moving through the government and the Shiite theocracy. Among those first infected was Iraj Harirchi, the deputy health minister who tested positive only a day after he downplayed the virus in a televised news conference. It didnt stop there. The virus killed Expediency Council member Mohammad Mirmohammadi, described as a close confidant of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Hadi Khosroshahi, Irans Shiite former ambassador to the Vatican, and Ahmad Tuyserkani, an adviser to Irans Shiite judiciary chief, also died along with several lawmakers and a member of the countrys Assembly of Experts. The sick included Vice President Masoumeh Ebtekar, better known as Sister Mary, the English-speaking spokeswoman for the students who seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979 in the 444-day hostage crisis. The virus also infected senior Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri and two other Cabinet members, along with Revolutionary Guard members and doctors. FILE — In this Feb. 24, 2020 file photo, released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, the head of Iran's counter-coronavirus task force, Iraj Harirchi, left, speaks at a press briefing with government spokesman Mohammad Ali, in Tehran, Iran. ( Iranian Presidency Office via AP, File) Soon, even Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was seen wearing disposable gloves at a tree-planting ceremony. President Hassan Rouhani, 71, was pictured at a teleconference with the nearest official a few meters( several feet) away. The numbers soared. Irans death rate from the virus now is higher than in other hard-hit nations. That could be from the initial lack of testing kits and facilities. It also could be from what outside experts, Tehran lawmakers and other local leaders have alleged from the start : Iran was hiding the true number of infections and deaths. Authorities initially denied that, especially after the BBCs Persian service said deaths far exceeded those reported at the beginning of the crisis. But that denial appeared to weaken over time. We found out a little late that the coronavirus had entered Iran because we mistook it for the flu, Reza Malekzadeh, Reza Malekzadeh, later said. IRAN CORONAVIRUS DEATH TOLL TOPS 600 AS MIDDLE EASTERN COUNTRIES STEP UP CONTAINMENT MEASURES A man in Qom filmed rows of bodies in black bags and caskets awaiting burial for days in a trench lined with lime. He alleged all had tested positive for the coronavirus, although officials later said the bodies had been held pending test results. The situation is terrible here and I hope God helps us, he said while walking through the mortuary. Authorities later arrested him. PAST EXPERIENCES, NEW WORRIES Diseases have influenced Iranian history. Cholera outbreaks plagued its Qajar dynasty, long indebted to British and Russian powers. The chaos and debt set the stage for Irans 1906 Constitutional Revolution and the creation of parliament. That cholera outbreak saw Shiite religious leaders lash out at the West. Now, Iranian leaders, such as the head of Revolutionary Guard Revolutionary Guard and Khamenei himself, traffic in the baseless conspiracy theory that the coronavirus is a biological weapon created by the U.S., something echoed by Chinese officials as well. The psychology of the leadership in Iran has sort of an almost self-destructive need to double down on a lie just to sort of portray itself as competent, Afkhami said. Thats contrasted with the response to the El Tor strain of cholera that caused a pandemic through the 1960s. Iran produced millions of vaccine doses and inoculated its people, controlling its spread. It even gave broad-range antibiotics from the U.S. to pilgrims visiting Shiite shrines, Afkhami said. This rapid mobilization and this rapid response allowed the country to control the epidemic.

  5. Lyndsay Kensinger:

    Pennsylvania did receive this request. National Guard currently has significant resources deployed across Pennsylvania. Their current priority is assisting commonwealth municipalities in their response to de-escalate violence and keep our communities safe.

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  • حرس, حارسArabic
  • qorumaqAzerbaijani
  • guarda, escortaCatalan, Valencian
  • a'adahiChamorro
  • stráž, střežitCzech
  • vagt, livvagt, afskærmning, skærm, holde vagt, bevogteDanish
  • Wächter, Schutz, schützenGerman
  • φύλακας, φρουρός, φρουρά, προστασία, σκοπός, προφύλαξη, αμυντικός, φρουρώGreek
  • gardiEsperanto
  • guarda, guardia, bloque, vanguardia, tapador, protector, custodiar, guardar, vigilarSpanish
  • پاسبان, گاردPersian
  • puolustaja, suojus, vartio, vartija, turvata, vahtia, varoa, vartioida, suojata, puolustaa, [[olla]] [[varuillaan]], reunustaa, sitoaFinnish
  • garde, gardien, arrière, protection, défense, garderFrench
  • gardaIrish
  • geàrd, freiceadanScottish Gaelic
  • מִשְׁמָר, שׁוֹמֵר, שָׁמַרHebrew
  • őrHungarian
  • պահակ, պահապանArmenian
  • penjagaIndonesian
  • vörðurIcelandic
  • guardia, custodire, proteggereItalian
  • 監視者, 衛兵, ガード, 守るJapanese
  • 가드Korean
  • custodio, teneo, defendo, praesidiumLatin
  • sargs, sardze, sargātLatvian
  • vaktNorwegian
  • lijfwacht, wacht, bewaker, bewakenDutch
  • vaktNorwegian Nynorsk
  • haʼasídíNavajo, Navaho
  • strażnik, chronićPolish
  • guarda, proteger, guardar, defenderPortuguese
  • pază, apărare, apăratoare, paznic, gardian, păzitor, gardă, protecție, feri, păzi, protejaRomanian
  • стражник, страж, стража, охрана, конвоир, кожух, предохранитель, часовой, караульный, охранник, сторож, охранять, сторожить, беречь, караулитьRussian
  • čuvar, stražarSerbo-Croatian
  • branilec, stražar, stražaSlovene
  • vakt, vakta, bevakaSwedish
  • walinzi, askari, mlinziSwahili
  • guwardiya, guwardiyahanTagalog
  • охоро́нець, ва́рта, охоро́на, захисни́к, гва́рдіяUkrainian
  • היטןYiddish

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