guard

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. safeguard, shield, baffle; cover, protection; pad, hood; catch; protector, sentinel, watchman, sentry; escort, patrol, convoy; warder, warden; night watchman, keeper, guardian. —v. t. protect, defend, shield, watch, patrol. See defense, safety, combatant.
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(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. sentry, sentinel, protector, curator, watchman, night watchman, security officer, security guard, lookout, caretaker, custodian, keeper, police officer, patrolman, defender, warder, jailer, turnkey, watchdog, screw*; see also guardian 1 , police officer .
off one's guard,
Syn. unaware, unprotected, defenseless; see unprepared .
on one's guard,
Syn. alert, mindful, vigilant; see watchful .
v.
1. [To protect]
Syn. secure, shield, safeguard; see defend 1 , 2 .
2. [To watch over]
Syn. watch, observe, superintend, stand sentinel, patrol, picket, police, look out, look after, see after, supervise, tend, keep in view, keep an eye on, keep under surveillance, attend, overlook, keep a prisoner, hold in custody, stand over, babysit, care for, keep vigil, look to, see to, chaperone, shepherd, oversee, keep a weather eye*, ride herd on*, keep tabs on*, be a father to*.
Ant. disregard, neglect*, forsake.
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
security officer, protector, guardian, watchman, sentinel, sentry, lookout, escort, custodian, warder, cordon.
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v.
watch, protect, defend, attend, cover, shield, lookout, secure, safeguard, place under surveillance, screen, escort, *ride shotgun, patrol.
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(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb To keep safe from danger, attack, or harm: defend, preserve, protect, safeguard, secure, shield, ward. Archaic: fend. See ATTACK. II noun 1. A person or special body of persons assigned to provide protection or keep watch over, for example: lookout, picket, protector, sentinel, sentry, ward, watch. See AWARENESS, SAFETY. 2. The act or a means of defending: defense, preservation, protection, protector, safeguard, security, shield, ward. See ATTACK.

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  • Guard — Guard, n. [OF. guarde, F. garde; of German origin; cf. OHG. wart, warto, one who watches, warta a watching, Goth. wardja watchman. See {Guard}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. One who, or that which, guards from injury, danger, exposure, or attack;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Guard — may refer to:Professional occupations* Bodyguard, who protects an individual from personal assault * Crossing guard, who stops traffic so pedestrians can cross the street * Prison guard, who supervises prisoners in a prison or jail * Security… …   Wikipedia

  • guard — or middle guard [gärd] vt. [LME garde < the n.] 1. to keep safe from harm; watch over and protect; defend; shield 2. to watch over; specif., a) to keep from escape or trouble b) to hold in check; control; restrain c) Sports to keep (an… …   English World dictionary

  • guard — Ⅰ. guard UK US /gɑːd/ noun [C] ► WORKPLACE a piece of equipment that protects the user of a machine from being injured by a sharp or dangerous part on the machine: »Make sure that the safety guard is in position before using the cutting machine.… …   Financial and business terms

  • guard — ► VERB 1) watch over in order to protect or control. 2) (guard against) take precautions against. ► NOUN 1) a person, especially a soldier, who guards or keeps watch. 2) (treated as sing. or pl. ) a body of soldiers guarding a place or person. 3) …   English terms dictionary

  • Guard — /ɡaːɐt/ (engl., zu deutsch Verteidiger oder Schutz(vorrichtung) ) steht für: Point Guard und Shooting Guard, zwei Positionen im Basketball die zusammen den Backcourt bilden Enforcer, eine Position im Eishockey eine Position im American Football… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • guard — GUARD, guarzi, s.m. (Ieşit din uz) Soldat sau, p. ext., ofiţer, agent însărcinat cu paza. – Din it. guardia. Trimis de gall, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  guard s. m., pl. guarzi Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  GUARD s …   Dicționar Român

  • Guard — (g[aum]rd), v. i. To watch by way of caution or defense; to be cautious; to be in a state or position of defense or safety; as, careful persons guard against mistakes. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Guard — Guard, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Guarded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gurding}.] [OF. guarder, garder, warder, F. garder, fr. OHG. wart?n to be on the watch, await, G. marten. See {Ward}, v. & n., and cf. {Guard}, n.] 1. To protect from danger; to secure… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • guard — [n1] protector bouncer*, chaperon, chaperone, chaser*, convoyer, custodian, defender, escort, guardian, lookout, picket, sentinel, sentry, shepherd, shield, ward, warden, watch, watchperson; concept 348 guard [n2] defense aegis, armament, armor,… …   New thesaurus

  • guard´ed|ly — guard|ed «GAHR dihd», adjective. 1. kept safe; carefully watched over; defended; protected. SYNONYM(S): watched. 2. careful; prudent; cautious: »“Maybe” was his guarded answer to my question …   Useful english dictionary

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