HyperDic: guard

English > 14 senses of the word guard:
VERBsocialguardto keep watch over
competitionguard, wardwatch over or shield from danger / danger or harm
competitionguard, defend, holdprotect against a challenge or attack / attack / attack
socialguardtake precautions in order to avoid some unwanted consequence
NOUNperson guarda person who keeps watch over something or someone
person guardthe person who plays that position on a football team
artifactguard, safety, safety devicea device designed to prevent injury or accidents
attributeguarda posture of defence in boxing or fencing
person guardthe person who plays the position of guard on a basketball team
groupguarda military unit serving to protect some place or person
actguard, precaution, safeguarda precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage / damage or injury etc.
actguard, guard duty, sentry duty, sentry gothe duty of serving as a sentry
actguard(American football) a position on the line of scrimmage
actguarda position on a basketball team
guard > pronunciation
Soundsgaa'rd
Rhymesavant-garde ... yard: 51 rhymes with aard...
English > guard: 14 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA person who keeps watch over something or someone.
Narrowerbouncer, chucker-outA person whose duty is to throw troublemakers out of a bar or public meeting
doorkeeper, doorman, door guard, hall porter, porter, gatekeeper, ostiarysomeone who guards / guards an entrance
halberdierA guard who carries a halberd (as a symbol of his duty)
screenerA guard at an airport who checks passengers or their luggage at a security checkpoint
watchman, watcher, security guardA guard who keeps watch
Broaderdefender, guardian, protector, shielderA person who cares for persons or property
Spanishguarda, guardia
Catalanguarda
Verbsguardto keep watch over
English > guard: 14 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningThe person who plays that position on a football team.
Example"the left guard was injured on the play"
BroaderlinemanOne of the players on the line of scrimmage
English > guard: 14 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA device designed to prevent injury or accidents.
Synonymssafety, safety device
NarrowerfenderA low metal guard to confine falling coals to a hearth
safety catch, safety lockguard consisting of a locking device that prevents a weapon from being fired
BroaderdeviceAn instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
Spanishprotección
Catalanprotecció
English > guard: 14 senses > noun 4, attribute
MeaningA posture of defence in boxing or fencing.
Example"keep your guard up"
Broaderposition, posture, attitudeThe arrangement of the body and its limbs
Spanishguardia
English > guard: 14 senses > noun 5, person
MeaningThe person who plays the position of guard on a basketball team.
InstancesRobertson, Oscar Robertson, Oscar Palmer RobertsonUnited States basketball guard (born in 1938)
Broaderbasketball player, basketeer, cagerAn athlete who plays basketball
Spanishbase, escolta
Catalanbase, escolta
English > guard: 14 senses > noun 6, group
MeaningA military unit serving to protect some place or person.
Membersbodyguard, escortsomeone who escorts and protects a prominent person
NarrowerbodyguardA group of men who escort and protect some important person
home guardA volunteer unit formed to defend the homeland while the regular army is fighting elsewhere
territorial, territorial reserveA territorial military unit
Broadermilitary unit, military force, military group, forceA unit that is part of some military service
Verbsguardwatch over or shield from danger / danger or harm
English > guard: 14 senses > noun 7, act
MeaningA precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage / damage or injury etc..
Examples
  • "an insurance policy is a good safeguard"
  • "we let our guard down"
Synonymsprecaution, safeguard
NarrowerbackstopA precaution in case of an emergency
security, security measuresMeasures taken as a precaution against theft or espionage or sabotage etc.
Broadermeasure, stepAny maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal
Spanishprecaución, prevención, salvaguarda
Catalanprecaució, prevenció, salvaguarda
English > guard: 14 senses > noun 8, act
MeaningThe duty of serving as a sentry.
Example"he was on guard that night"
Synonymsguard duty, sentry duty, sentry go
Broaderassignment, duty assignmentA duty that you are assigned to perform (especially in the armed forces)
Verbsguardto keep watch over
English > guard: 14 senses > noun 9, act
Meaning(American football) a position on the line of scrimmage.
Example"guards must be good blockers"
Member offootball team, elevenA team that plays football
Broaderlineman(American football) the position of a player on a football team who is stationed on the line of scrimmage
English > guard: 14 senses > noun 10, act
MeaningA position on a basketball team.
Member ofbasketball team, fiveA team that plays basketball
Broaderposition(in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player
Spanishdefensa
Catalandefensa
English > guard: 14 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningTo keep watch over.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"there would be men guarding the horses"
Narrowerbaby-sit, sit, babysitWork or act as a baby-sitter
baby-sit, babysitTake watchful responsibility for
patrol, policeMaintain the security of by carrying out a patrol
stand guard, stand watch, keep guard, stand sentinelwatch over so as to protect
Broaderwatch, observe, follow, watch over, keep an eye onFollow with the eyes or the mind
Spanishcustodiar, guardar, proteger, resguardar
Catalancustodiar, guardar, protegir, resguardar
Nounsguardthe duty of serving as a sentry
guarda person who keeps watch over something or someone
English > guard: 14 senses > verb 2, competition
Meaningwatch over or shield from danger / danger or harm; protect.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"guard my possessions while I'm away"
Synonymward
Narrowershepherdwatch over like a shepherd, as a teacher of her pupils
Broaderprotectshield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage / damage
Spanishcustodiar, guardar, proteger, resguardar, salvaguardar
Catalanarrecerar, custodiar, guardar, protegir, resguardar, salvaguardar
Nounsguarda military unit serving to protect some place or person
English > guard: 14 senses > verb 3, competition
Meaningprotect against a challenge or attack / attack / attack.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsdefend, hold
Broaderprotectshield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage / damage
Similar toholdtake and maintain control over, often by violent means
Spanishcustodiar, defender
Catalancustodiar, defensar
English > guard: 14 senses > verb 4, social
MeaningTake precautions in order to avoid some unwanted consequence.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Examples
  • "guard against becoming too friendly with the staff"
  • "guard against infection"
Broaderact, movePerform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
Spanishevitar

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