1. [ noun ] a person who cares for persons or property
Synonyms: defender shielder protector
Related terms: person preserver guard patron_saint lawman bodyguard champion custodian foster_parent watchdog chaperon keeper peacekeeper foster-parent fireman admonisher defend defend shield
2. [ adjective ] providing protective supervision; watching over or safeguarding
Synonyms: custodial tutelar tutelary

"daycare that is educational and not just custodial" "a guardian angel" "tutelary gods"

Related terms: protective
Similar spelling:   Guardino