It is stored in buildings in 40 nations—from Argentina to Vietnam—and often guarded with little more than a chain link fence.
Believing he was too badly injured to escape, they tied him up loosely and left him guarded by two green, teenage soldiers.
The role hit very close to home for the guarded young actor.
Security in Baghdad has improved a great deal, though my accommodations there are still in guarded compounds.
With guarded, “the audience can apply, or relate to, some of the questions being posed.”
“It ought to be guarded,” insisted the Messenger129 tranquilly.
He hurried across the room and guarded the telephone with outspread arms.
I tell you, we would be in a tight place if they'd guarded this approach at all.
He did not even know where his friend was imprisoned, or how he was guarded.
The windows were guarded with shutters of no great strength.
c.1500, past participle adjective from guard (v.). Meaning "reserved and cautious in speech, behavior, etc." is from 1728. Related: Guardedly; guardedness.
early 15c., "one who keeps watch," from Middle French garde "guardian, warden, keeper; watching, keeping, custody," from Old French garder "to keep, maintain, preserve, protect" (corresponding to Old North French warder, see gu-), from Frankish *wardon, from Proto-Germanic *wardo- "to guard" (see ward (v.)). Abstract or collective sense of "a keeping, a custody" (as in bodyguard) also is from early 15c. Sword-play and fisticuffs sense is from 1590s. Guard-rail attested from 1860.
Watched over; supervised, as of the condition of a patient.