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


  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.]


  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.

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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


  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. Heraclitus:

    A man's character is his guardian divinity.

  2. Sonia Murdock:

    I always say he was our family's first guardian angel.

  3. President George W. Bush:

    It’s great knowing that once again I can be one of the guardian angels over my brothers in the battlefield.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

Images & Illustrations of guardian

  1. guardianguardianguardian

Translations for guardian

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • وصيArabic
  • strážce, poručník, kvardiánCzech
  • værgeDanish
  • Wächter, Erziehungsberechtigte, Wache, Vormund, ErziehungsberechtigterGerman
  • κηδεμόνας, φύλακαςGreek
  • guardia, apoderado, jefe, tutorSpanish
  • huoltaja, edunvalvoja, vahti, vartija, päävihollinen, apotti, suojelija, holhoojaFinnish
  • tuteur, boss, gardienFrench
  • coimirceoirIrish
  • अभिभावकHindi
  • gondnok, őrző, gyámHungarian
  • wali, pelindungIndonesian
  • fjárhaldsmaður, verndariIcelandic
  • padre guardiano, guardiano, custode, tutoreItalian
  • אַפּוֹטרוֹפּוֹסHebrew
  • 保護者, ガーディアンJapanese
  • 보호자Korean
  • پاڕێزگارKurdish
  • custos, custos,Latin
  • MomperLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • voogdes, bewaker, voogd, wachterDutch
  • vergeNorwegian
  • gardianOccitan
  • stróż, opiekun, strażnik, obrońcaPolish
  • guarda, guardião, chefãoPortuguese
  • хранитель, опекун, попечитель, страж, храни́тельница, куратор, защитник, опеку́н, защи́тница, попечи́тельницаRussian
  • čuvar, zaštitnik, staratelj, skrbnik, hranitelj, staralac, skrbkinjaSerbo-Croatian
  • målsman, väktareSwedish
  • பாதுகாவலர்Tamil
  • ผู้ปกครองThai
  • vasiTurkish
  • охоро́нецьUkrainian
  • سرپرست کوUrdu
  • 监护人Chinese

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