NounSteward (plural Stewards)
- A person who manages the property or affairs for another entity.
- A ship's officer who is in charge of making dining arrangements and provisions.
- A flight attendant, especially but not exclusively a male flight attendant. Often as "air steward", "airline steward", etc.
- A union member who is selected as a representative for fellow workers in negotiating terms with management. [syn: shop steward]
- A person who has charge of buildings and/or grounds and/or animals. [syn: custodian, keeper]
- In IT, somebody who is responsible for managing a set of projects, products or technologies and how they affect the IT organization to which they belong.
- To act as the steward or caretaker of (something)
- 2007 Richard G. Jones An Acting Governor’s Balancing Act: Taking the Lead Without Stepping on Toes
- Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski, a Democrat from Middlesex County, said, “It’s an uncomfortable situation,” but added that Mr. Codey is nevertheless “ably stewarding the state.”
Federal, Ganymede, Hebe, MC, accountant, aerial photographer, agent, air warden, aircrew, aircrewman, airline hostess, airline stewardess, amanuensis, attendant, attorney, auditor, avigator, baggage agent, bailiff, bakehead, batman, bellboy, bellhop, bellman, belly gunner, black gang, boilerman, bombardier, bookkeeper, bootblack, boots, bungs, bursar, business agent, butler, cabin boy, caddie, care for, caretaker, cashier, cashkeeper, castellan, caterer, chamberlain, chandler, chips, chore boy, claim agent, clerk, commercial agent, commissariat, commissary, commissary steward, commission agent, complement, comptroller, conservator, consignee, contend with, controller, cope with, copyboy, crew, crew chief, croupier, cupbearer, curator, custodian, customer agent, deal with, deckhand, deckie, depositary, depository, do with, donor, dupe, emcee, errand boy, errand girl, factor, fed, federal agent, financial officer, fireman, flight attendant, flight crew, footboy, forest ranger, freight agent, functionary, furnisher, game warden, gamekeeper, general agent, gofer, governor, guardian, guardian angel, gun loader, gunner, hand, handle, hospital steward, hostess, house steward, housekeeper, implement, instrument, insurance agent, janitor, keeper, land agent, landing signalman, landreeve, law agent, librarian, lifeguard, lifesaver, liquidator, literary agent, loan agent, machine gunner, mail orderly, majordomo, manage, manciple, master of ceremonies, merchant, meteorologist, navigator, news agent, next friend, office boy, office girl, official, oiler, orderly, page, parliamentary agent, passenger agent, patron, paymaster, press agent, prochein ami, proctor, procurator, provider, provisioner, puppet, purchasing agent, purse bearer, purser, purveyor, quartermaster, radio operator, ranger, real estate agent, receiver, retailer, roustabout, sales agent, secretary, seneschal, shepherd, snip, snips, sparks, special agent, squire, station agent, stewardess, stock clerk, stoker, storekeeper, supplier, sutler, tender, theatrical agent, ticket agent, tool, torpedoman, trainbearer, travel agent, treasurer, treat, trustee, use, usher, victualer, vivandier, walking delegate, warden, warder, watch, yeoman
From Middle English, from Old English stīweard, stīġweard (“steward, housekeeper, one who has the superintendence of household affairs, guardian”, literally “sty-ward”), from stīġ (“sty, pen, wooden enclosure, hall”) + weard (“ward, guard, guardian, keeper”). Compare Icelandic stívarður (“steward”). More at sty, ward.
Steward m. (plural Stewards)