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(Civil Law) A guardian, as of a minor
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  1. (Civil Law) A guardian, as of a minor
  2. One who manages or oversees, as the administrative director of a museum collection or a library.
  3. A person in charge of a formal collection or exhibition, as at a museum or zoo
A guard who keeps watch
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  1. A guard who keeps watch
  2. A man who is employed to stand guard or keep watch.
  3. (Historical) A person whose duty was to guard or police the streets at night
To find by looking: to hunt out.
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  1. To find by looking: to hunt out.
  2. (Intransitive, idiomatic) Be vigilant and aware.
  3. (Intransitive) To look from within to the outside.
(Idiomatic) To watch or protect; to keep safe.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To watch or protect; to keep safe.
(Uncountable) Sentry duty; time spent being a sentry.
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  1. (Uncountable) Sentry duty; time spent being a sentry.
  2. A guard, especially a soldier posted at a given spot to prevent the passage of unauthorized persons.
  3. A guard, particularly on duty at the entrance to a military base.
One that keeps guard; a sentry.
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  1. One that keeps guard; a sentry.
  2. A person or animal set to guard a group; specif., a sentry
A person or thing that protects; guardian; defender
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  1. A person or thing that protects; guardian; defender
  2. The head of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 1653 to 1659.
  3. The title held by Oliver Cromwell (1653-58) and his son Richard (1658-59), during the British Protectorate
(Cricket) The last batsman in a three or five day game to play on a particular day and thus carry over the batting to the following day.
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  1. (Cricket) The last batsman in a three or five day game to play on a particular day and thus carry over the batting to the following day.
  2. A man who serves as a guard during the night.
  3. A person who guards (usually at a building) at night.
A person who is employed to provide security for people or property.
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  1. A person who is employed to provide security for people or property.
  2. A person hired by a private organization to guard a physical plant and maintain order.
A person detailed to watch; sentry
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  1. A person detailed to watch; sentry
  2. One who keeps watch.
  3. The act of observing or keeping watch.
One that is employed to look after or take charge of goods, property, or a person; a custodian.
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  1. One that is employed to look after or take charge of goods, property, or a person; a custodian.
  2. One that temporarily performs the duties of an office:
  3. A person temporarily carrying out the duties as of an office
A person who has the custody or care of something, as of a private library; caretaker; keeper
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  1. A person who has the custody or care of something, as of a private library; caretaker; keeper
  2. One that has charge of something; a caretaker:
  3. A person or firm having a legal duty to protect and, often, manage specified assets of an individual or group
(Football) A play made by the quarterback who keeps the ball after it is snapped and then runs with it.
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  1. (Football) A play made by the quarterback who keeps the ball after it is snapped and then runs with it.
  2. One that has the charge or care of something:
  3. A guardian or protector
A policeman or policewoman.
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  1. A policeman or policewoman.
  2. An officer in a law enforcement agency.
  3. A member of a police force
A policeman who patrols or polices an assigned area.
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  1. A policeman who patrols or polices an assigned area.
  2. A police officer, especially a junior one who does patrol instead of detection or supervising other policemen.
  3. A person who patrols; esp., a police officer assigned to patrol a specific beat
A guard, especially in a prison.
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  1. A guard, especially in a prison.
  2. A person who guards an entrance
  3. A staff or rod formerly carried by a king, commander, etc. as a mark of authority, and used to signal his wishes
A person in charge of a jail or of prisoners
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  1. A person in charge of a jail or of prisoners
  2. One whose responsibility is keeping a jail.
A person in charge of the keys of a prison; warder; jailer
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  1. A person in charge of the keys of a prison; warder; jailer
  2. (Now archaic) A warder or jailer / gaoler; keeper of the keys in a prison.
One who serves as a guardian or protector against waste, loss, or illegal practices.
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  1. One who serves as a guardian or protector against waste, loss, or illegal practices.
  2. A dog kept to guard property, as by barking
  3. A person or group that keeps watch in order to prevent waste, unethical practices, etc.
A metal pin with incised threads and a broad slotted head that can be driven as a fastener by turning with a screwdriver, especially:
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  1. A metal pin with incised threads and a broad slotted head that can be driven as a fastener by turning with a screwdriver, especially:
  2. A tapered and pointed wood screw.
  3. A twist or turn, as of a screw.
To make certain; ensure:
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  1. To make certain; ensure:
  2. To get hold or possession of; obtain; acquire
  3. To bring about; effect:
A structure or arrangement of metal plates or mesh designed to protect a piece of electronic equipment from electrostatic or magnetic interference.
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  1. A structure or arrangement of metal plates or mesh designed to protect a piece of electronic equipment from electrostatic or magnetic interference.
  2. To protect, to defend.
  3. To be or provide a shield for; defend; protect; guard
To protect or guard
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  1. To protect or guard
  2. To ensure the safety or integrity of; protect or preserve:
To guard, keep surveillance on, or spy on:
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  1. To guard, keep surveillance on, or spy on:
  2. To observe the course of mentally; keep up on or informed about:
  3. To look at steadily; observe carefully or continuously:
To be or become aware of, especially through careful and directed attention; notice:
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  1. To be or become aware of, especially through careful and directed attention; notice:
  2. To watch or be present without participating actively:
  3. To watch attentively:
To oversee and manage; supervise.
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  1. To oversee and manage; supervise.
  2. To act as superintendent of; direct; supervise; manage
To engage in a patrol.
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  1. To engage in a patrol.
  2. To make a regular and repeated circuit of (an area, town, camp, etc.) in guarding or inspecting
  3. (Intransitive) To go the rounds along a chain of sentinels; to traverse a police district or beat.
To guard (a body of troops) with a picket
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  1. To guard (a body of troops) with a picket
  2. To act or serve as a picket.
  3. To serve as a picket
To observe and issue warnings or correctives regarding:
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  1. To observe and issue warnings or correctives regarding:
  2. To make (a military area, for example) neat in appearance:
  3. To regulate, control, or keep in order with a law enforcement agency or other official group.
To manage and direct; be in charge of:
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  1. To manage and direct; be in charge of:
  2. To oversee, direct, or manage (work, workers, a project, etc.); superintend
(With to) To look after (e.g. an ill person.) [from the early 14th c.]
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  1. (With to) To look after (e.g. an ill person.) [from the early 14th c.]
  2. To manage the activities and transactions of; run:
  3. To take care of; minister to; watch over; look after; attend to
(Idiomatic) To watch and pay attention to.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To watch and pay attention to.
To remain ready to serve; wait.
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  1. To remain ready to serve; wait.
  2. To accompany as a circumstance or follow as a result:
  3. To apply or direct oneself; take action:
To fail to notice or consider; miss:
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  1. To fail to notice or consider; miss:
  2. To pretend not to have noticed, especially a mistake; to pass over without censure or punishment.
  3. To look over or beyond and not see; fail to notice
To act as a babysitter, either for pay or in a more informal arrangement, as one involving a sibling or grandparent
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  1. To act as a babysitter, either for pay or in a more informal arrangement, as one involving a sibling or grandparent
  2. To watch over or tend:
  3. To take care of or watch over someone or something needing attention or guidance.
To attend to the needs of, especially in the manner of a nurse or personal aide.
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  1. To attend to the needs of, especially in the manner of a nurse or personal aide.
  2. To like or appreciate; to consider to be appealing, tasteful, or suitable.
(Idiomatic) To seek inspiration or advice from someone.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To seek inspiration or advice from someone.
To take care of; to effect; to make happen.
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To act as chaperone (to)
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  1. To act as chaperone (to)
To tend, herd, guard, or lead as or like a shepherd
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  1. To tend, herd, guard, or lead as or like a shepherd
  2. To guide or lead on a course:
  3. To herd or tend as a shepherd.
(Archaic) To examine; inspect
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  1. (Archaic) To examine; inspect
  2. To catch sight of (a person or persons in some action) secretly or accidentally
  3. To watch over and manage; supervise; superintend
(Idiomatic, US) To supervise a group of people, such as workers, and/or their actions, i.e. their work.
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  1. (Idiomatic, US) To supervise a group of people, such as workers, and/or their actions, i.e. their work.
(Idiomatic) To monitor; to keep track of; to watch.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To monitor; to keep track of; to watch.
To attempt to disprove or invalidate (the claim made by a lawsuit or prosecution):
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  1. To attempt to disprove or invalidate (the claim made by a lawsuit or prosecution):
  2. To support, maintain, or justify
  3. To protect (a goal, etc.) against scoring by an opponent
To treat fruit or other foods so as to prevent decay.
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  1. To treat fruit or other foods so as to prevent decay.
  2. To save from decay by the use of some preservative substance, such as as sugar or salt; to season and prepare (fruits, meat, etc.) for storage.
  3. To maintain throughout; to keep intact.
To keep from being subjected to difficulty or unpleasantness:
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  1. To keep from being subjected to difficulty or unpleasantness:
  2. (Baseball) To swing at a pitch near (home plate) in order to avoid being called out on strikes.
  3. To keep from being curtailed or exposed to risk:
To ensure the safety or integrity of; protect or preserve:
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  1. To ensure the safety or integrity of; protect or preserve:
  2. To protect or guard
To bring about; effect:
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  1. To bring about; effect:
  2. To protect or ensure the privacy or secrecy of (a telephone line, for example).
  3. To get hold or possession of; obtain; acquire
To protect from being attacked, exposed to danger, or subjected to difficulty.
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  1. To protect from being attacked, exposed to danger, or subjected to difficulty.
  2. To be or provide a shield for; defend; protect; guard
  3. To protect, to defend.
To turn aside; fend off; parry
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  1. To turn aside; fend off; parry
  2. (Archaic) To keep watch over; guard; protect
  3. To guard; protect.
To attempt to manage without assistance:
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  1. To attempt to manage without assistance:
  2. To ward off. Often used with off:
  3. (Archaic) To defend.
One who keeps watch.
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  1. One who keeps watch.
  2. A person detailed to watch; sentry
  3. The act of observing or keeping watch.
A person or group of persons stationed outside a place of employment, usually during a strike, to express grievance or protest and discourage entry by nonstriking employees or customers.
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  1. A person or group of persons stationed outside a place of employment, usually during a strike, to express grievance or protest and discourage entry by nonstriking employees or customers.
  2. A person or group of persons present outside a building to protest.
  3. A person, as a member of a labor union on strike, stationed outside a factory, store, or public building, often carrying a sign, to demonstrate opposition to certain views or practices, keep strikebreakers from entering, or dissuade people from buying
A person who rules a kingdom during the minority of a sovereign.
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  1. A person who rules a kingdom during the minority of a sovereign.
  2. A person or thing that protects; guardian; defender
  3. One who protects; a guardian.
One that keeps guard; a sentry.
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  1. One that keeps guard; a sentry.
  2. A person or animal set to guard a group; specif., a sentry
(Uncountable) Sentry duty; time spent being a sentry.
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  1. (Uncountable) Sentry duty; time spent being a sentry.
  2. A guard, especially a soldier posted at a given spot to prevent the passage of unauthorized persons.
  3. The duty of a sentry; watch.
A person for whom a guardian has legal responsibility, or one over whose property a guardian has responsibility. Title to legal property remains with the ward, although he or she may not enter into any contracts involving same.
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  1. A person for whom a guardian has legal responsibility, or one over whose property a guardian has responsibility. Title to legal property remains with the ward, although he or she may not enter into any contracts involving same.
  2. The act of keeping watch or being a lookout.
  3. (Archaic) A garrison; the guard or watch
A person or group of people serving, especially at night, to guard or protect.
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  1. A person or group of people serving, especially at night, to guard or protect.
  2. The members of a ship's crew on duty during a specific watch.
  3. A period of close observation, often in order to discover something:
A fact or law that provides a full or partial exoneration of the defendant against the charges or claims made in a lawsuit or prosecution.
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  1. A fact or law that provides a full or partial exoneration of the defendant against the charges or claims made in a lawsuit or prosecution.
  2. Something that defends; means of or resources for protection
  3. Justification or support by speech or writing; vindication
A preserving or being preserved
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  1. A preserving or being preserved
  2. The act of preserving; care to preserve; act of keeping from destruction, decay or any ill.
Something that lowers the risk of pregnancy or infection, especially the use of a condom.
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  1. Something that lowers the risk of pregnancy or infection, especially the use of a condom.
  2. Payment made by racketeers to officials or law enforcement to avoid arrest or prosecution.
  3. One that protects:
The title held by Oliver Cromwell (1653-58) and his son Richard (1658-59), during the British Protectorate
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  1. The title held by Oliver Cromwell (1653-58) and his son Richard (1658-59), during the British Protectorate
  2. One who protects; a guardian.
  3. A device that protects; a guard.
A permit or pass allowing safe passage
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  1. A permit or pass allowing safe passage
  2. A protective stipulation, as in a contract.
  3. Something that provides protection against attack, loss, or injury, as:
Measures adopted to prevent escape:
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  1. Measures adopted to prevent escape:
  2. Procedures to provide such protection or defense
  3. Protection or defense against escape
Any material or structure used for protection against radiation
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  1. Any material or structure used for protection against radiation
  2. A person or thing that provides protection.
  3. A heavy metal screen attached to an artillery piece for the protection of the gunners
A person for whom a guardian has legal responsibility, or one over whose property a guardian has responsibility. Title to legal property remains with the ward, although he or she may not enter into any contracts involving same.
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  1. A person for whom a guardian has legal responsibility, or one over whose property a guardian has responsibility. Title to legal property remains with the ward, although he or she may not enter into any contracts involving same.
  2. Any person under another's protection or care
  3. A means of defense or protection
Find another word for guard. In this page you can discover 88 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for guard, like: curator, watchman, look out, look after, sentry, sentinel, protector, night-watchman, security officer, security-guard and lookout.