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ˈstu ərd, ˈstyu-stew·ard

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Princeton's WordNet

  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


  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 Dictionary

  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.]

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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  1. Nouns Frequency

    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. Chief Executive Don Layton:

    We continue to be a good steward of taxpayer money.

  2. Toby Neugebauer:

    I'm proud of what I have done. I think I've been a good steward of capital.

  3. Donald Trump:

    I am confident that with Jay as a wise steward of the Federal Reserve, it will have the leadership it needs in the years to come.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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