1. [ noun ] (work) a person who keeps watch over something or someone
Related terms: defender doorkeeper watchman outrider halberdier screener bouncer
2. [ verb ] watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect
Synonyms: ward

"guard my possessions while I'm away"

Related terms: protect shepherd ward
3. [ verb ] to keep watch over

: "there would be men guarding the horses."

Related terms: watch patrol stand_guard baby-sit guard_duty
4. [ noun ] a device designed to prevent injury
Synonyms: safety safety_device
Related terms: device safety_catch fender
5. [ verb ] protect against a challenge or attack
Synonyms: hold defend

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

Related terms: protect hold defender
6. [ noun ] (sport,american football,games) the person who plays that position on a football team

"the left guard was injured on the play"

Related terms: lineman
7. [ noun ] (boxing) a posture of defence in boxing or fencing

"keep your guard up"

Related terms: position
8. [ noun ] (sport,basketball) the person who plays the position of guard on a basketball team
Related terms: basketball_player oscar_palmer_robertson
9. [ noun ] (sport,american football) a position on the line of scrimmage

"guards must be good blockers"

Related terms: lineman football_team
10. [ noun ] (military) a group of men who escort and protect some important person
Synonyms: bodyguard
Related terms: detachment Praetorian_Guard yeomanry bodyguard cortege
11. [ noun ] a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.
Synonyms: precaution safeguard

"he put an ice pack on the injury as a precaution" "an insurance policy is a good safeguard" "we let our guard down"

Related terms: measure protection security safeguard
12. [ verb ] take precautions in order to avoid some unwanted consequence

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

Related terms: act
13. [ noun ] (military) the duty of serving as a sentry
Synonyms: guard_duty sentry_go sentry_duty

"he was on guard that night"

Related terms: assignment
14. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 14892
15. [ noun ] (sport,basketball) a position on a basketball team
Related terms: position basketball_team
Similar spelling:   Gard