Dictionary Results for guard


1. guard - noun

· a person who keeps watch over something or someone

Hypernym(s): defender, guardian, protector, shielder




2. guard - noun

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

Hypernym(s): lineman




3. guard - noun

· a device designed to prevent injury or accidents

Synonym(s): safety, safety_device

Hypernym(s): device




4. guard - noun

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

Hypernym(s): position, posture, attitude




5. guard - noun

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

Hypernym(s): basketball_player, basketeer, cager




6. guard - noun

· a military unit serving to protect some place or person

Hypernym(s): military_unit, military_force, military_group, force




7. guard - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): precaution, safeguard

Hypernym(s): measure, step




8. guard - noun

· the duty of serving as a sentry; "he was on guard that night"

Synonym(s): guard_duty, sentry_duty, sentry_go

Hypernym(s): assignment, duty_assignment




9. guard - noun

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

Hypernym(s): lineman




10. guard - noun

· a position on a basketball team

Hypernym(s): position




11. guard - verb

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

Hypernym(s): watch, observe, follow, watch_over, keep_an_eye_on




12. guard - verb

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

Synonym(s): ward

Hypernym(s): protect




13. guard - verb

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

Synonym(s): defend, hold

Hypernym(s): protect




14. guard - verb

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

Hypernym(s): act, move





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