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 Dictionary entry overview: What does security guard mean? 

  The noun SECURITY GUARD has 1 sense:

1. a guard who keeps watch

  Familiarity information: SECURITY GUARD used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1security guard [BACK TO TOP]


A guard who keeps watch

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Nouns denoting people


security guard; watchman; watcher

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

guard (a person who keeps watch over something or someone)

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

bank guard (a security guard at a bank)

fire watcher ((during World War II in Britain) someone whose duty was to watch for fires caused by bombs dropped from the air)

lookout; lookout man; picket; scout; sentinel; sentry; spotter; watch (a person employed to watch for something to happen)

night watchman (a watchman who works during the night)

patroller (someone on patrol duty; an individual or a member of a group that patrols an area)

port watcher; portwatcher (a watchman on a wharf)

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

private security force; security force (a privately employed group hired to protect the security of a business or industry)

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