guard  

  • Definition of guard

    • (n): a position on a basketball team  
    • (n): a position on the line of scrimmage; "guards must be good blockers"  
    • (n): the duty of serving as a sentry; "he was on guard that night"  
    • (n): 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"  
    • (n): a device designed to prevent injury  
    • (n): a posture of defence in boxing or fencing; "keep your guard up"  
    • (n): a group of men who escort and protect some important person  
    • (n): the person who plays that position on a football team; "the left guard was injured on the play"  
    • (n): a person who keeps watch over something or someone  
    • (n): the person who plays the position of guard on a basketball team  
    • (v): watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect; "guard my possessions while I''m away"  
    • (v): protect against a challenge or attack; "Hold that position behind the trees!"; "Hold the bridge against the enemy''s attacks"  
    • (v): to keep watch over; "there would be men guarding the horses"  
    • (v): take precautions in order to avoid some unwanted consequence; "guard against becoming too friendly with the staff"; "guard against infection"  

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