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 guardsdefender, warden, escort, preserve, patrol, secure, oversee, defend, cover, keep, observe, supervise, safeguard, shield, lookout, shepherd, picket, chaperon, guardian, sentry
Examples from the Web for guards
Contemporary Examples of guards
Such statements are rare, as the Guards routinely avoid going public with news about the demise of one of their commanders.What an Iranian Funeral Tells Us About the Wars in Iraq
January 6, 2015
Perhaps the guards at the Guantanamo Bay detention facilities will finally be allowed to smoke cubans, too.Cigar Dealers Light Up Over Cuba News
December 17, 2014
Tank Battle Jeep Guard Crush -- some editorial changes and the removal of all blood when the guards are crushed by the tank.Sony Emails Show How the Studio Plans to Censor Kim Jong Un Assassination Comedy ‘The Interview’
December 15, 2014
He used the powerful assault rifle issued to all guards on tower duty.
Violent ends can be self-inflicted, at the hands of fellow prisoners, or caused by the guards.
Historical Examples of guards
There were attendants, running Turks, and guards before to clear the way.
Two guards, armed to the teeth, would be in it, and the door was closed.Way of the Lawless
Why not have detectives as guards—as if I wore a fortune in diamonds?The Bacillus of Beauty
What had become of the jailer and the guards, Theseus never knew.Tanglewood Tales
We now marched through a settled country, with some militia for our guards.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
- (esp in European armies) any of various regiments responsible for ceremonial duties and, formerly, the protection of the head of statethe Life Guards; the Grenadier Guards
- (as modifier)a Guards regiment
- 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.