Origin of guarded
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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
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Examples from the Web for guarded
Contemporary Examples of guarded
The wine cellar—one of the best in the world—survived World War II and is guarded around the clock.Inside The World’s 10 Oldest Restaurants
December 20, 2014
Throughout its 800-year history, Cambridge University has guarded jealously its absolute right to free speech.To Stop ISIS, Britain Is Set to Stop Free Speech
November 25, 2014
People were eager to see the place that, just two days ago, was guarded with state air defense forces and riot police squads.Where in the World Is Yanukovych?
February 25, 2014
Long divorced, he doted on his grown children and guarded his solitude.Spending a Day With Peter O’Toole
December 16, 2013
Obama ran a disciplined reelection campaign, but he could have guarded his tongue more carefully.Obama Needs a Friend in Congress—Like Bush Had
September 10, 2013
Historical Examples of guarded
But the Egyptians heard of this and guarded the Jews more carefully than ever before.Ancient Man
Hendrik Willem van Loon
If any exist they ought to be ascertained and guarded against.
It was a hot July night when I turned the key that guarded the secret.The Bacillus of Beauty
To reverence in church, and to guarded language, he also exhorted him.Cameos from English History, from Rollo to Edward II
Charlotte Mary Yonge
And he put a remarkable amount of animosity into his guarded exclamation.The Secret Agent
- 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
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.
see off guard; stand guard.