DICTIONARY


Definition of GUARD

noun : GUARD

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) a person who keeps watch over something or someone ;

  • 2. (

    ) the person who plays that position on a football team; "the left guard was injured on the play" ;

  • 4. (

    ) a posture of defence in boxing or fencing; "keep your guard up" ;

  • 5. (

    ) the person who plays the position of guard on a basketball team ;

  • 6. (

    ) a military unit serving to protect some place or person ;

  • 7. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 9. (

    ) (American football) a position on the line of scrimmage; "guards must be good blockers" ;

  • 10. (

    ) a position on a basketball team ;

verb : GUARD

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) to keep watch over; "there would be men guarding the horses" ;

  • 2. (

    ) watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect; "guard my possessions while I'm away" ;

  • 3. (

    ) protect against a challenge or attack; "Hold that position behind the trees!"; "Hold the bridge against the enemy's attacks" ;

  • 4. (

    ) take precautions in order to avoid some unwanted consequence; "guard against becoming too friendly with the staff"; "guard against infection" ;


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