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
Examples from the Web for 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|IranWire|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Perhaps the guards at the Guantanamo Bay detention facilities will finally be allowed to smoke cubans, too.
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’|William Boot|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.
For his passage the street had been cleared, the guards deployed, the houses decked.
So he stared curiously about him as the guards jostled him through the door.Star Born|Andre Norton
However, after Nadia came Marfa Strogoff; and as she did not throw herself quickly in the dust, the guards brutally pushed her.Michael Strogoff|Jules Verne
The guards and most of the personnel were experienced and tough.The Planet Strappers|Raymond Zinke Gallun
Flanked by guards, they went down a corridor which stretched on interminably.The Status Civilization|Robert Sheckley
British Dictionary definitions for guards (1 of 2)
- (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
British Dictionary definitions for guards (2 of 2)
- 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)
Derived Formsguardable, adjectiveguarder, nounguardless, adjectiveguardlike, adjective
Word Origin for guard
Idioms and Phrases with guards
see off guard; stand guard.