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  1. a group of men who escort and protect some important person Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. protect against a challenge or attack; "Hold that position behind the trees!"; "Hold the bridge against the enemy's attacks" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a position on a basketball team Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. take precautions in order to avoid some unwanted consequence; "guard against becoming too friendly with the staff"; "guard against infection" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a position on the line of scrimmage; "guards must be good blockers" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the duty of serving as a sentry; "he was on guard that night" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a device designed to prevent injury Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. a posture of defence in boxing or fencing; "keep your guard up" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. the person who plays that position on a football team; "the left guard was injured on the play" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. a person who keeps watch over something or someone Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. the person who plays the position of guard on a basketball team Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect; "guard my possessions while I'm away" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. to keep watch over; "there would be men guarding the horses" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15. To protect from danger; to secure against surprise, attack, or injury; to keep in safety; to defend; to shelter; to shield from surprise or attack; to protect by attendance; to accompany for protection; to care for. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To keep watch over, in order to prevent escape or restrain from acts of violence, or the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To protect the edge of, esp. with an ornamental border; hence, to face or ornament with lists, laces, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To fasten by binding; to gird. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To watch by way of caution or defense; to be caution; to be in a state or position of defense or safety; as, careful persons guard against mistakes. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. One who, or that which, guards from injury, danger, exposure, or attack; defense; protection. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. A man, or body of men, stationed to protect or control a person or position; a watch; a sentinel. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. One who has charge of a mail coach or a railway train; a conductor. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. Any fixture or attachment designed to protect or secure against injury, soiling, or defacement, theft or loss Webster Dictionary DB
  24. That part of a sword hilt which protects the hand. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. Ornamental lace or hem protecting the edge of a garment. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. A chain or cord for fastening a watch to one's person or dress. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. A fence or rail to prevent falling from the deck of a vessel. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. An extension of the deck of a vessel beyond the hull; esp., in side-wheel steam vessels, the framework of strong timbers, which curves out on each side beyond the paddle wheel, and protects it and the shaft against collision. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. A plate of metal, beneath the stock, or the lock frame, of a gun or pistol, having a loop, called a bow, to protect the trigger. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. An interleaved strip at the back, as in a scrap book, to guard against its breaking when filled. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. A posture of defense in fencing, and in bayonet and saber exercise. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. An expression or admission intended to secure against objections or censure. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. Watch; heed; care; attention; as, to keep guard. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. The fibrous sheath which covers the phragmacone of the Belemnites. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. To watch over or protect; preserve by caution; shield or defend. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  36. Security or defense against injury or attack; a state of watchfulness or caution; attention; a position of defense in fencing; any contrivance or devic for security; a man or body of men employed for defense. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  37. To ward, watch, or take care of: to protect from danger. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  38. To watch: to be wary. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  39. That which guards from danger: a man or body of men stationed to protect: one who has charge of a coach or railway train: state of caution: posture of defence: part of the hilt of a sword: a watch-chain:-pl. troops attached to the person of a sovereign. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  40. Man or body of men charged with defence; part of the hilt of a sword, protecting the hand; posture of defence. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  41. To watch; defend; protect. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  42. To protect; defend; watch over; be on one's guard. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  43. One who or that which protects or defends. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  44. Watchful oversight; an attitude or condition of defence. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  45. One having charge, as of a train, or of baggage. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  46. The Life-Guards. Advanced-guard or van-guard, a body of troops that march before an army or division, to prevent surprise or give notice of danger. Rear-guard, a body of troops that march in the rear of an army or division, for its protection. Life-guards, a body of select troops, whose duty is to defend the person of a prince; the elite of the army. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  47. Security or defence against attack or injury; a man or body of men on guard; a person in charge of a railway train or a coach; a watch-chain; a state of caution or vigilance, in order to prevent surprise or attack; part of the hilt of a sword, which protects the hand; a posture of defence. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  48. To defend or protect from danger or attack. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  49. To watch by way of caution; to be cautious. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  50. To protect; to defend; to watch over; to keep in safety; to be cautious. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  51. Defence; preservation or security against loss or injury; that which defends or protects; anticipation of objection; caution of expression; a body of men for defence or security; state of caution or vigilance; in fencing, a posture of defence. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  52. The rostrum of a Belemnite. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  53. [Old French] Rostrum of a belemnite. na
  54. Heb. tabbah (properly a "cook," and in a secondary sense "executioner," because this office fell to the lot of the cook in Eastern countries), the bodyguard of the kings of Egypt ( Genesis 37:36 ) and Babylon ( 2 Kings 25:8 ; Jeremiah 40:1 ; Daniel 2:14 ). biblestudytools.com
  55. Heb. rats, properly a "courier," one whose office was to run before the king's chariot ( 2 Samuel 15:1 ; 1 Kings 1:5 ). The couriers were also military guards ( 1 Samuel 22:17 ; 2 Kings 10:25 ). They were probably the same who under David were called Pelethites ( 1 Kings 14:27 ; 2 Sam 15:1 ). biblestudytools.com
  56. Heb. mishmereth, one who watches ( Nehemiah 4:22 ), or a watch-station ( 7:3 ; 12:9 ; Job 7:12 ). In the New Testament ( Mark 6:27 ) the Authorized Version renders the Greek spekulator by "executioner," earlier English versions by "hangman," the Revised Version by "soldier of his guard." The word properly means a "pikeman" or "halberdier," of whom the bodyguard of kings and princes was composed. In Matthew 27:65 Matthew 27:66 ; 28:11 , the Authorized Version renders the Greek kustodia by "watch," and the Revised Version by "guard," the Roman guard, which consisted of four soldiers, who were relieved every three hours ( Acts 12:4 ). The "captain of the guard" mentioned Acts 28:16 was the commander of the Praetorian troops, whose duty it was to receive and take charge of all prisoners from the provinces. These dictionary topics are fromM.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical BibleBibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Guard". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". . biblestudytools.com
  57. gärd, v.t. to ward, watch, or take care of: to protect from danger or attack: to protect the edge of, as by an ornamental border.--v.i. to watch: to be wary.--n. that which guards from danger: a man or body of men stationed to protect: one who has charge of a coach or railway-train: state of caution: posture of defence: part of the hilt of a sword: a watch-chain: (pl.) troops attached to the person of a sovereign: (cricket) the pads which protect the legs from swift balls.--adj. GUARD'ABLE.--n. GUARD'AGE (Shak.), wardship.--adjs. GUARD'ANT (her.), having the face turned towards the beholder; GUARD'ED, wary: cautious: uttered with caution.--adv. GUARD'EDLY.--ns. GUARD'EDNESS; GUARD'HOUSE, GUARD'ROOM, a house or room for the accommodation of a guard of soldiers, where defaulters are confined; GUARD'IAN, one who guards or takes care of: (law) one who has the care of an orphan minor.--adj. protecting.--n. GUARD'IANSHIP.--adj. GUARD'LESS, without a guard: defenceless.--ns. GUARD'SHIP, a ship of war that superintends marine affairs in a harbour and protects it: (Swift) guardianship; GUARDS'MAN, a soldier of the guards.--GUARDIAN ANGEL, an angel supposed to watch over a particular person: a person specially devoted to the interests of another.--MOUNT GUARD, to go on guard-duty; ON, or OFF, ONE'S GUARD, on the watch, or the opposite; RUN THE GUARD, to get past a guard or sentinel without detection. [O. Fr. garder--Old High Ger. warten; A.S. weardian, Eng. ward.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  58. (for a bed), Alese. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  59. Defensive posture or motion in fencing, boxing, &c. (in cricket, position of bat to defend wicket; take, give, g., of batsman, umpire, ascertaining correct spot on ground for this); watch, vigilant state, (keep g., be on g., act as sentry &c.; on, off, one\'s g., prepared, unprepared, against attack, surprise, or one\'s own impulses &c.); protector, defender, sentry, official in charge of stage-coach or train, (pl.) household troops (including Foot-gg., Horse-gg., Life-gg., & by extension seven regiments of Dragoon Gg.); body of soldiers &c. serving as protectors of place or person, escort, separate portion of army, &c. (advance, rear, -g.; g. of honour; mount, relieve, g., earlier the g., take up, take others\' place in, sentry duty); contrivance to prevent injury or accident (often in comb., as fire, trigger, -g.); g.-boat, boat going rounds of fleet in harbour to see that good watch is kept, also official harbour boat enforcing quarantine or customs regulations; g.-chain, securing watch, brooch, &c.; g.-house, accommodating military g. or securing prisoners; g.-rail, hand or other rail to prevent falling &c.; g.-ring, preventing other ring from slipping off finger, keeper; g.-room, as g.-house above; g.-ship, warship protecting harbour& receiving seamen till they can join their ships; guardsman, soldier, esp. officer, of Gg.; g.-tent, as g.-house above. Hence guardless a. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  60. Keep safe, stand g. over, keep (door &c.) so as to control passage, protect, defend (from, against); secure by explanations or stipulations &c. from misunderstanding or abuse, (medieval) administer correctives with (drug); keep (thoughts, speech) in check (guarded language &c., cautious, measured), whence guardedly adv., guardedness n.; use a fencing g.; take precautions against; (Curling, Bowling) protect (stone, bowl) by placing one\'s own between it& later player, (Chess) protect (piece, pawn) with another. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  61. A protective appliance. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  62. n. That which guards or secures; protection; security; defence;—vigilance ; watchfulness;—care in the use of language; caution in statement; a watch; a sentinel;—one who has charge of a mail coach or a railway train; a conductor;—part of a sword hilt which protects the hand;—ornamental lace or hem protecting the edge of a garment;—a chain or cord fastening a timepiece to one’s person;—a fence round the deck of a vessel;—a posture of defence in fencing. Cabinet Dictionary
  63. A man, or body of men, whole business is to watch; a state of caution, a state of vigilance; limitation, anticipation of objection; an ornamental hem, lace, or border; part of the hilt of a sword. Complete Dictionary

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