[ stoo-erd, styoo- ]
/ ˈstu ərd, ˈstyu- /
a person who manages another's property or financial affairs; one who administers anything as the agent of another or others.
a person who has charge of the household of another, buying or obtaining food, directing the servants, etc.
an employee who has charge of the table, wine, servants, etc., in a club, restaurant, or the like.
a person who attends to the domestic concerns of persons on board a vessel, as in overseeing maids and waiters.
an employee on a ship, train, or bus who waits on and is responsible for the comfort of passengers, takes orders for or distributes food, etc.
a flight attendant.
a person appointed by an organization or group to supervise the affairs of that group at certain functions.
U.S. Navy. a petty officer in charge of officer's quarters and mess.
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 stewardstew·ard·ship, nounun·der·stew·ard, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for stewarded
When we closed up at nine he went to some other part of the hotel and stewarded.Working With the Working Woman|Cornelia Stratton Parker
British Dictionary definitions for stewarded
/ (ˈstjʊəd) /
a person who administers the property, house, finances, etc, of another
a person who manages the eating arrangements, staff, or service at a club, hotel, etc
a person who attends to passengers on an aircraft, ship or train
a mess attendant in a naval mess afloat or ashore
a person who helps to supervise some event or proceedings in an official capacity
short for shop steward
to act or serve as a steward (of something)
Derived forms of stewardstewardship, noun
Word Origin for steward
Old English stigweard, from stig hall (see sty) + weard ward
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