verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- either of the linemen stationed between a tackle and the center.
- the position played by this lineman.
Origin of guard
Synonyms for guard
Antonyms for guard
Related Words for guarddefender, warden, escort, preserve, patrol, secure, oversee, defend, cover, keep, observe, supervise, safeguard, shield, lookout, shepherd, picket, chaperon, guardian, sentry
Examples from the Web for guard
Contemporary Examples of guard
A guard is manning the door, which is always kept ajar so she can be monitored.Should Teens Have The Right To Die?
January 8, 2015
The government continues to call for calm while warning people to be on their guard.France’s Wave of Crazy-Terror Christmas Attacks
December 24, 2014
Olga was on guard as always, and categorically refused to open the door unless the police produced a warrant.How Havel Inspired the Velvet Revolution
December 6, 2014
He was placed on a plane with a guard—but his wife and kids were still being held with 25 others five miles out of town.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis
November 23, 2014
Hayes never killed a guard (one of his fellow inmates did, however, shooting one to death following his release).The Unbelievable (True) Story of the World’s Most Infamous Hash Smuggler
November 14, 2014
Historical Examples of guard
Why should I guard it longer for him who may wed her, and whom I may never behold?The Armourer's Prentices
Charlotte M. Yonge
Oh, Colonel, help me to guard against so dreadful a calamity.
Do be on your guard—'if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.'
What if he should get into a train without a ticket, or send a guard to procure one for him?
Dorcas had heard the guard explaining to visitors in the Aztec room.The Trail Book
- chess cardsto protect or cover (a chess man or card) with another
- curling bowlsto protect or cover (a stone or bowl) by placing one's own stone or bowl between it and another player
- the act or duty of protecting, restraining, or supervising
- (as modifier)guard duty
- another name for safety chain
- a long neck chain often holding a chatelaine
- the position of the two players in a team who play furthest from the basket
- a player in this position
- (of a sentry) to begin to keep watch
- (with over)to take up a protective or defensive stance (over something)
Word Origin for guard
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.
see off guard; stand guard.