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STEWARD

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does steward mean? 

STEWARD (noun)
  The noun STEWARD has 5 senses:

1. someone who manages property or other affairs for someone else
2. the ship's officer who is in charge of provisions and dining arrangements
3. an attendant on an airplane
4. a union member who is elected to represent fellow workers in negotiating with management
5. one having charge of buildings or grounds or animals

  Familiarity information: STEWARD used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


STEWARD (noun)


Sense 1steward [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone who manages property or other affairs for someone else

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

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

fiduciary (a person who holds assets in trust for a beneficiary)

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

chamberlain (an officer who manages the household of a king or nobleman)


Sense 2steward [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The ship's officer who is in charge of provisions and dining arrangements

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

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

officer; ship's officer (a person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel)


Sense 3steward [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An attendant on an airplane

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

flight attendant; steward

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

attendant; attender; tender (someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another)

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

air hostess; hostess; stewardess (a woman steward on an airplane)


Sense 4steward [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A union member who is elected to represent fellow workers in negotiating with management

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

shop steward; steward

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

union representative (a representative for a labor union)


Sense 5steward [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

One having charge of buildings or grounds or animals

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

custodian; keeper; steward

Hypernyms ("steward" 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 "steward"):

caretaker (a custodian who is hired to take care of something (property or a person))

zoo keeper (the chief person responsible for a zoological garden)

critter sitter; pet sitter (someone left in charge of pets while their owners are away from home)

lighthouse keeper (the keeper of a lighthouse)

janitor (someone employed to clean and maintain a building)

house sitter (a custodian who lives in and cares for a house while the regular occupant is away (usually without an exchange of money))

greenskeeper (someone responsible for the maintenance of a golf course)

game warden; gamekeeper (a person employed to take care of game and wildlife)

conservator; curator (the custodian of a collection (as a museum or library))


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