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.
to act as steward of; manage.
to act or serve as steward.
- stew·ard·ship, noun
- un·der·stew·ard, noun
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How to use steward in a sentence
Gone were the days of Rath, when a union steward could simply drop a handkerchief and signal a work stoppage.As COVID-19 Ravaged This Iowa City, Officials Discovered Meatpacking Executives Were the Ones in Charge | by Michael Grabell and Bernice Yeung | December 21, 2020 | ProPublica
As a good steward of the planet, Nestlé feels a moral obligation to make these changes and believes that the work we are doing is critical to the survival of supply chains and our business.Nestlé CEO: Climate change laggards put the planet—and their businesses—at risk | matthewheimer | December 3, 2020 | Fortune
I love that wine gives an opportunity to support farmers who are truly stewards of the land.Canned wine might have been primed for socializing in the era of social distancing | Rachel King | November 8, 2020 | Fortune
It’s true that neither party has been a good steward of America’s finances.Global stocks falter as COVID deaths and tonight’s presidential debate take center stage | Bernhard Warner | September 29, 2020 | Fortune
“Students like Lillian Petersen are the stewards of our future,” said Maya Ajmera.For teens, big problems may lead to meaningful research | Carolyn Wilke | July 28, 2020 | Science News For Students
Suge was more than our translator—he was our only conduit to the foreign land we found ourselves stewarding.The List: Accounting for the Iraqi Allies America Left Behind | Matt Gallagher | April 24, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
And as for stewarding, I think it's time my brother gave that up, and took his House in hand on his sister's retiring.Our Mutual Friend | Charles Dickens
British Dictionary definitions for steward
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)
- stewardship, noun
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