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GUARD

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does guard mean? 

GUARD (noun)
  The noun GUARD has 10 senses:

1. a person who keeps watch over something or someone
2. the person who plays that position on a football team
3. a device designed to prevent injury
4. a posture of defence in boxing or fencing
5. the person who plays the position of guard on a basketball team
6. a group of men who escort and protect some important person
7. a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.
8. the duty of serving as a sentry
9. a position on the line of scrimmage
10. a position on a basketball team

  Familiarity information: GUARD used as a noun is familiar.


GUARD (verb)
  The verb GUARD has 4 senses:

1. to keep watch over
2. watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect
3. protect against a challenge or attack
4. take precautions in order to avoid some unwanted consequence

  Familiarity information: GUARD used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


GUARD (noun)


Sense 1guard [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person who keeps watch over something or someone

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("guard" is a kind of...):

defender; guardian; protector; shielder (a person who cares for persons or property)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "guard"):

security guard; watcher; watchman (a guard who keeps watch)

screener (a guard at an airport who checks passengers or their luggage at a security checkpoint)

halberdier (a guard who carries a halberd (as a symbol of his duty))

door guard; doorkeeper; doorman; gatekeeper; hall porter; ostiary; porter (someone who guards an entrance)

bouncer; chucker-out (a person whose duty is to throw troublemakers out of a bar or public meeting)


Sense 2guard [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The person who plays that position on a football team

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Context example:

the left guard was injured on the play

Hypernyms ("guard" is a kind of...):

lineman (one of the players on the line of scrimmage)


Sense 3guard [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A device designed to prevent injury

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

safety device; guard; safety

Hypernyms ("guard" is a kind of...):

device (an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "guard"):

safety catch; safety lock (guard consisting of a locking device that prevents a weapon from being fired)

fender (a low metal guard to confine falling coals to a hearth)


Sense 4guard [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A posture of defence in boxing or fencing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context example:

keep your guard up

Hypernyms ("guard" is a kind of...):

attitude; position; posture (the arrangement of the body and its limbs)


Sense 5guard [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The person who plays the position of guard on a basketball team

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("guard" is a kind of...):

basketball player; basketeer; cager (an athlete who plays basketball)

Instance hyponyms:

Oscar Palmer Robertson; Oscar Robertson; Robertson (United States basketball guard (born in 1938))


Sense 6guard [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A group of men who escort and protect some important person

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

bodyguard; guard

Hypernyms ("guard" is a kind of...):

detachment (a small unit of troops of special composition)

Meronyms (members of "guard"):

bodyguard; escort (someone who escorts and protects a prominent person)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "guard"):

yeomanry (a British volunteer cavalry force organized in 1761 for home defense later incorporated into the Territorial Army)

Praetorian Guard (the elite bodyguard of a Roman Emperor in ancient Rome)

Holonyms ("guard" is a part of...):

cortege; entourage; retinue; suite (the group following and attending to some important person)


Sense 7guard [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

safeguard; precaution; guard

Context examples:

he put an ice pack on the injury as a precaution / an insurance policy is a good safeguard / we let our guard down

Hypernyms ("guard" is a kind of...):

measure; step (any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "guard"):

backstop (a precaution in case of an emergency)

security; security measures (measures taken as a precaution against theft or espionage or sabotage etc.)


Sense 8guard [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The duty of serving as a sentry

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

guard duty; sentry duty; sentry go; guard

Context example:

he was on guard that night

Hypernyms ("guard" is a kind of...):

assignment; duty assignment (a duty that you are assigned to perform (especially in the armed forces))


Sense 9guard [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A position on the line of scrimmage

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

guards must be good blockers

Hypernyms ("guard" is a kind of...):

lineman (the position of a player on a football team who is stationed on the line of scrimmage)

Holonyms ("guard" is a member of...):

eleven; football team (a team that plays football)


Sense 10guard [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A position on a basketball team

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("guard" is a kind of...):

position ((in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player)

Holonyms ("guard" is a member of...):

basketball team; five (a team that plays basketball)


GUARD (verb)


Sense 1guard [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To keep watch over

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Context example:

there would be men guarding the horses

Hypernyms (to "guard" is one way to...):

follow; keep an eye on; observe; watch; watch over (follow with the eyes or the mind)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "guard"):

patrol; police (maintain the security of by carrying out a control)

keep guard; stand guard; stand sentinel; stand watch (watch over so as to protect)

baby-sit; sit (work or act as a baby-sitter)

baby-sit (take watchful responsibility for)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 2guard [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Synonyms:

ward; guard

Context example:

guard my possessions while I'm away

Hypernyms (to "guard" is one way to...):

protect (shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "guard"):

shepherd (watch over like a shepherd, as a teacher of her pupils)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 3guard [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Protect against a challenge or attack

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Synonyms:

defend; guard; hold

Context examples:

Hold that position behind the trees! / Hold the bridge against the enemy's attacks

Hypernyms (to "guard" is one way to...):

protect (shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4guard [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Take precautions in order to avoid some unwanted consequence

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Context examples:

guard against becoming too friendly with the staff / guard against infection

Hypernyms (to "guard" is one way to...):

act; move (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP


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