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.
- guaranteed stock,
- guard band,
- guard cell,
- guard dog,
- guard duty,
- guard hair
Origin of guard
Examples from the Web for guard
A guard is manning the door, which is always kept ajar so she can be monitored.
The government continues to call for calm while warning people to be on their guard.
Olga was on guard as always, and categorically refused to open the door unless the police produced a warrant.
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|Nina Strochlic|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Marlow Stern|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He drew back a little, first checking to see if the guard was watching, then he bent down and looked into the jar.The Egyptian Cat Mystery|Harold Leland Goodwin
As the day wore on reinforcements of infantry came up from the force which had been left to guard the camp.The Great Boer War|Arthur Conan Doyle
A regiment of infantry and a battalion of cavalry were put on guard and patrolled the streets to reduce the riotous to order.From Fort Henry to Corinth|Manning Ferguson Force
The upper part of the stud is screwed, and carries the guard D and an hexagonal nut E. F is the india-rubber.An Introduction to Machine Drawing and Design|David Allan Low
He ceased to be on his guard with her because, in good truth, it seemed to him there ceased to be anything to guard against.The History of Sir Richard Calmady|Lucas Malet
- chess cards to protect or cover (a chess man or card) with another
- curling bowls to 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.