|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|
"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|
|Related terms:||device safety_catch fender|
|5.||[ verb ] protect against a challenge or attack|
: "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"
|7.||[ noun ] (boxing) a posture of defence in boxing or fencing|
"keep your guard up"
|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|
|Related terms:||detachment Praetorian_Guard yeomanry bodyguard cortege|
|11.||[ noun ] a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.|
"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"
|13.||[ noun ] (military) the duty of serving as a sentry|
|Synonyms:||guard_duty sentry_go sentry_duty|
"he was on guard that night"
|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|