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  Definition of guard
  1. a position on a basketball team
  2. a position on the line of scrimmage; "guards must be good blockers"
  3. the duty of serving as a sentry; "he was on guard that night"
  4. a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.; "he put an ice pack on the injury as a precaution"; "an insurance policy is a good safeguard"; "we let our guard down"
  5. a device designed to prevent injury
  6. a posture of defence in boxing or fencing; "keep your guard up"
  7. a group of men who escort and protect some important person
  8. the person who plays that position on a football team; "the left guard was injured on the play"
  9. a person who keeps watch over something or someone
  10. the person who plays the position of guard on a basketball team
  11. watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect; "guard my possessions while I''m away"
  12. protect against a challenge or attack; "Hold that position behind the trees!"; "Hold the bridge against the enemy''s attacks"
  13. to keep watch over; "there would be men guarding the horses"
  14. take precautions in order to avoid some unwanted consequence; "guard against becoming too friendly with the staff"; "guard against infection"
Similar Words: guard duty, sentry duty, sentry go, precaution, safeguard, safety, safety device, bodyguard, ward, defend, hold

 

Hyponyms: security, security measures, fender, safety catch, safety lock, yeomanry, Praetorian Guard, bouncer, chucker-out, doorkeeper, doorman, door guard, hall porter, porter, gatekeeper, ostiary, halberdier, screener, watchman, watcher, security guard, Robertson, Oscar Robertson, Oscar Palmer Robertson, shepherd, patrol, police, stand guard, stand watch, keep guard, stand sentinel, baby-sit, sit

 

Grouped Verbs: hold

 

Part Meronyms: cortege, retinue, suite, entourage

 

Member Meronyms: basketball team, five, football team, eleven

 

Derivational Morphology: safeguard, body guard, ward, warden, warder, bodyguard, defender, guardian, protector, shielder, defense, defence, defense force, defence force, guard duty, sentry duty, sentry go

 

Anagrams: Durga

 

Language Translations:
Danish: bevogte and vagt   Dutch: bewaken and wacht  
Finnish: vartija and vartioida   French: garder  
German: schützen and Wächter   Hebrew: שמר  
Icelandic: vörður   Italian: custodire  
Japanese: 監視者   Portuguese: guardar  
Russian: беречь and стражник   Slovene: stražar  
Spanish: guarda and vigilar   Swedish: vakt and vakta  
 
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