steward

[ stoo-erd, styoo- ]
/ ˈstu ərd, ˈstyu- /

noun

verb (used with object)

to act as steward of; manage.

verb (used without object)

to act or serve as steward.

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Origin of steward

before 900; Middle English; Old English stīweard, stigweard, equivalent to stig- (sense uncertain; probably “house, hall”; see sty1) + weard ward2

OTHER WORDS FROM steward

stew·ard·ship, nounun·der·stew·ard, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for steward

steward
/ (ˈstjʊəd) /

noun

verb

to act or serve as a steward (of something)

Derived forms of steward

stewardship, noun

Word Origin for steward

Old English stigweard, from stig hall (see sty) + weard ward
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