NounGuard (plural Guards)
- a person (or thing) who protects or watches over something
- (military) A squad responsible for protecting something.
- The president inspected the guard of honour.
- a part of a machine which blocks access to dangerous parts
- (Australian) panel of a car which encloses the wheel area, especially the front wheels.
- (basketball) A relatively short player, playing farther from the basket than a forward or center.
- (cricket) The position on the popping crease where a batsman makes a mark to align himself with the wicket (see to take guard)
- (American football) The offensive positions between the center and each of the offensive tackles. The main responsibilities of the guard is to protect the quarterback, and open up "holes" through which offensive players can run. There are two guards on the field at once.
- (sports) A player playing a position named guard
- (railways) An employee who normally travels in the last vehicle of a train and is responsible for the safety of the train
- To protect from some offence (specific or abstract.)
Verbs for Guard
arouse—; assign—to; bait—; conceal—; decoy—; deride—; double—; eject—; escape —; evade—; flank with—s; hail—; limit—; mount to—; muster—; post—; rile—; stand on—; station—; —manhandles; — patrols; —seizes; —s swarm; —s swarm round.
Adverbs for Guard
closely; jealously; adequately; warily; zealously; rigidly; exclusively; circumspectly; sedulously; dependably.
Synonyms for Guard
- fender (US, 3)
- wing (British, 3)
- watch, protect, guide, secure, defend, safeguard, keep, preserve, fortify, champion, treasure, shelter, shield, police, observe, superintend, supervise, tend, attend.
Antonyms for Guard
Coldstream Guards, Foot Guards, Grenadier Guards, Life Guards, Scots Guards, accompany, advance guard, advocate, aegis, amateur athlete, apologist, archer, arm, arm guard, armament, armed guard, armor, arrest, athlete, attend, avoidance reaction, backstop, baggage man, bakehead, ballplayer, bank guard, baseballer, baseman, batter, battery, beefeaters, bless, blocking back, bodyguard, bowman, brakeman, brakie, bridle, buffer, bull, bulwark, bumper, butcher, catcher, cavalier, center, champion, chaperon, check, cloak, coach, coast guard, commandant, companion, compass about, competitor, conduct, conductor, conserve, constrain, contain, contraceptive, control, convoy, cool, cool off, copyright, cordon, cordon sanitaire, cover, crash helmet, cricketer, curb, curtail, cushion, custodian, custodianship, custody, dashboard, decelerate, defence, defend, defender, defense, defense in depth, defense mechanism, defenses, defensive lineman, deterrent capacity, dispatcher, dodger, dompt, duenna, eagle eye, ego defenses, end, enjoin, ensure, escape mechanism, escort, esquire, eye, face mask, fellow traveler, fence, fend, fender, finger guard, fireman, flank, foot guard, footballer, footplate man, fuse, games-player, gamester, gaoler, garrison, gentleman-at-arms, goalie, goalkeeper, goaltender, goggles, govern, governor, guarantee, guard against, guardedness, guarder, guardian, guardianship, guardrail, guards, guardsman, guide, hand guard, handrail, harbor, hard hat, haven, helmet, hinder, hold at bay, hold back, hold fast, hold in, hold in check, hold in leash, hold up, household troops, infielder, inhibit, inlying picket, insulation, insure, interlock, invigilation, jailer, jock, jumper, keep, keep alive, keep back, keep from, keep from harm, keep in, keep in check, keep intact, keep inviolate, keep safe, keep under control, keep up, keep watch over, keeper, knee guard, knuckle guard, laminated glass, lay under restraint, lead, lee, life preserver, lifeline, lightning conductor, lightning rod, lineman, look after, lookout, maintain, make safe, marshal, mask, mind, monitoring, mudguard, negative taxis, nestle, nose guard, not destroy, not endanger, not expend, not use up, not waste, observance, offensive lineman, outfield, outfielder, outguard, outpost, pad, padding, paladin, palladium, patent, patrol, patrolman, peeled eye, picket, pilot, player, police, poloist, porter, praetorian guard, preservation, preserve, preventive, principal keeper, prison guard, proctoring, professional athlete, prohibit, prophylactic, protect, protection, protective clothing, protective custody, protective umbrella, protector, prudence, psychological defenses, pugilist, pull, pull in, quarterback, qui vive, racer, railroad man, railroader, rear guard, redcap, refuge, register, rein, rein in, resistance, restrain, retard, retrench, ride shotgun for, safe-conduct, safeguard, safekeeping, safety, safety glass, safety plug, safety rail, safety shoes, safety switch, safety valve, save, screen, screw, seat belt, secure, security, security guard, self-defense, self-preservation, self-protection, sentinel, sentry, set back, shade, shadow, sharp eye, shelter, shepherd, shield, shin guard, shroud, skater, slow down, smoke agent, snub, spare, sport, sportsman, squire, stationmaster, stewardship, stoker, straiten, sun helmet, support, supporter, surveillance, sustain, swain, switchman, tackle, tailback, take out, tend, the defensive, toxophilite, train guard, trainboy, trainman, trainmaster, turnkey, umbrella, underwrite, uphold, upholder, usher, van, vanguard, vigil, vigilance, vindicator, wait on, ward, warden, warder, wariness, watch, watch and ward, watchful eye, watchfulness, watching, watchman, weather eye, windscreen, windshield, wingback, withhold, wrestler, yardman, yardmaster, yeoman
For verb: From Old French guarder (“to keep, ward, guard, save, preserve, etc.”), of Germanic origin, from Frankish *wardōn (from Proto-Germanic *wardo-), cognate with Old English weardian ( > English to ward). Compare French garde.
- The translations below need to be checked.
- Guard in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- Guard in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911