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guard

noun (n)

  • a person who keeps watch over something or someone (noun.person)
    source: wordnet30
  • the person who plays that position on a football team (noun.person)
    Synonym: tackle
    Example:
    The left guard was injured on the play.
    source: wordnet30
  • a device designed to prevent injury or accidents (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • a posture of defence in boxing or fencing (noun.attribute)
    Example:
    Keep your guard up.
    source: wordnet30
  • the person who plays the position of guard on a basketball team (noun.person)
    source: wordnet30
  • a military unit serving to protect some place or person (noun.group)
    source: wordnet30
  • a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc. (noun.act)
    Example:
    An insurance policy is a good safeguard.
    We let our guard down.
    source: wordnet30
  • the duty of serving as a sentry (noun.act)
    Example:
    He was on guard that night.
    source: wordnet30
  • (American football) a position on the line of scrimmage (noun.act)
    Synonym: end, tackle
    Example:
    Guards must be good blockers.
    source: wordnet30
  • a position on a basketball team (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • One who, or that which, guards from injury, danger, exposure, or attack; defense; protection. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • to keep watch over (verb.social)
    Example:
    There would be men guarding the horses.
    source: wordnet30
  • watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect (verb.competition)
    Synonym: ward
    Example:
    Guard my possessions while I'm away.
    source: wordnet30
  • protect against a challenge or attack (verb.competition)
    Synonym: defend, hold
    source: wordnet30
  • take precautions in order to avoid some unwanted consequence (verb.social)
    Example:
    Guard against becoming too friendly with the staff.
    Guard against infection.
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • 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. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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