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ˈstu ərd, ˈstyu-stew·ard

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stewardnoun

    someone who manages property or other affairs for someone else

  2. stewardnoun

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

  3. steward, flight attendantnoun

    an attendant on an airplane

  4. shop steward, stewardnoun

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

  5. custodian, keeper, stewardnoun

    one having charge of buildings or grounds or animals

Wiktionary

  1. stewardnoun

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

  2. stewardnoun

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

  3. stewardnoun

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

  4. stewardnoun

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

  5. stewardnoun

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

  6. stewardnoun

    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. stewardverb

    To act as the steward or caretaker of (something)

  8. Stewardnoun

    An English surname, a variant of Stewart.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stewardnoun

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Stewardnoun

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Stewardnoun

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Stewardnoun

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Stewardnoun

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. Stewardverb

    to manage as a steward

    Etymology: [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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Steward

    stū′ard, n. one who manages the domestic concerns of a family or institution: one who superintends another's affairs, esp. an estate or farm: the manager of the provision department, &c., at sea: a manager at races, games, &c.: the treasurer of a congregation, a guild or society, &c.—ns. Stew′ardess, a female steward: a female who waits on ladies on shipboard; Stew′ardship, Stew′ardry, office of a steward: management; Stew′artry (Scot.), a stewardship, or the extent of a stewardship—still applied esp. to the county of Kirkcudbright.—Lord High Steward, one of the great officers of state, and anciently the first officer of the crown in England. [A.S. stíg-weardstigo, a sty, weard, a ward.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. steward

    There are several persons under this appellation in most ships, according to their size, appointed to the charge of the sea-stores of the various grades. The paymaster's steward has most to do, having to serve the crew, and therefore has assistants, distinguished by the sobriquet of Jack-o'-the-dust, &c. In large passenger ships which do not carry a purser, part of his duties devolves upon the captain's steward. In smaller merchant ships the special duties of the steward are not heavy, so that he assists in the working of the ship, and in tacking; his station is, ex officio, the main-sheet.

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of steward in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of steward in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of steward in a Sentence

  1. Juan Salazar:

    It's really about us thinking about our sustainability goals... and being a good corporate steward, this is the standard we set for the company going forward.

  2. Arizona Portland Cement Company:

    Fisher Sand Gravel Fisher is a good environmental steward and we take environmental responsibility very seriously, we complied with all orders and everything has been resolved.

  3. Dean Steward:

    Today was a good day for the rule of law, this has been a very difficult two and a half years for my children my family my friends and lastly me. I am very thankful and humbled by the continued advocacy of Mr. Dean Steward, Ms. Cummings-Cefali and the rest of my team. Regardless of your political belief, every citizen is entitled to basic notions of fair play and due process.

  4. Annie Julia Lockett:

    Oh shucks, I love the kids so much, there's so much I didn't do in my younger days. I had to find a way to make my life mean something. I made it my business to be a good steward. I want to make the kids the heroes.

  5. Danie Slabbert:

    I have become a steward of this land and the cows are the key.

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