verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of steward
Examples from the Web for steward
If one claims to be the steward of a democratic transition, never does one respond to madness with more madness.
While onboard the train, guests can expect upscale amenities like multicourse dinners and 24-hour steward service.Napa Valley Wine Train, Hiram Bingham, More Incredible Train Journeys|Leigh Crandall|April 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST
“You have made yourself famous by rowing the boat,” a steward told her.The Titanic’s Haute Heroine: The Countess of Rothes|Elizabeth Kaye|April 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Government has a vital role in a crowded society, as a steward of common resources and public services.
This official held more the position of a steward, or valet to the superior, than that of a cook.English Monastic Life|Abbot Gasquet
It's the steward, sir—he's got a touch of a fever; but he'll soon be over it.Manuel Pereira|F. C. Adams
The steward followed the men, and overtook them, and charged them with stealing.The Wonder Book of Bible Stories|Compiled by Logan Marshall
The steward looked about ingratiatingly, then he turned toward the door.The Ghost Breaker|Charles Goddard
"The steward hit me," he said, trying to restrain himself from crying.The Pacific Triangle|Sydney Greenbie
British Dictionary definitions for steward
Word Origin for steward
Word Origin and History for steward
Old English stiward, stigweard "house guardian," from stig "hall, pen" + weard "guard." Used after the Conquest as the equivalent of Old French seneschal (q.v.). Meaning "overseer of workmen" is attested from c.1300. The sense of "officer on a ship in charge of provisions and meals" is first recorded mid-15c.; extended to trains 1906. This was the title of a class of high officers of the state in early England and Scotland, hence meaning "one who manages affairs of an estate on behalf of his employer" (late 14c.).
The Scottish form is reflected in Stewart, name of the royal house, from Walter (the) Steward, who married (1315) Marjorie de Bruce, daughter of King Robert. The terminal -t is a Scottish form (late 14c.). Stuart is a French spelling, attested from 1429 and adopted by Mary, Queen of Scots.