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 guarding
Most female peshmerga fighters were tasked with staffing checkpoints and guarding bases alongside their male counterparts.
They are the hard core that have been guarding the building and they are expanding their activities.Pro-Russian Protesters in East Ukraine Laugh at Kiev’s Threats|David Patrikarakos|April 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Foreign fighters, including Saudis, are guarding them, he says.Where Is Al Qaeda Holding Its Western Hostages In Syria?|Jamie Dettmer|January 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Another Palestinian man works for Israelis, guarding the banana trees on a farm of Shadmot-Mehola settlement.‘The Fading Valley’ Brings Jordan Valley Inequalities into Stark Relief|Matt Surrusco|November 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Perhaps the most significant structural flaw in the current system, however, is that the fox is guarding the henhouse.
I was near by, guarding his privacy, but you both escaped before I could stop you.The Missourian|Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
Indeed, their machinery for guarding health while education of a high class goes on is admirable.Wear and Tear|Silas Weir Mitchell
Let us join together silently in guarding Maude's good name, and in burying the past.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
Beneath the conventions of courtesy, each mans fists are guarding his pockets and his eyes are on his neighbor.
Thus the colonists endured continual hardships, guarding the workmen by day and keeping watch by night.History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia|Charles Campbell
- 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.