Definition of "guard" [guard]

  • (verb-transitive) To protect from harm by or as if by watching over: guard a bank; guarding the President. See Synonyms at defend.
  • (verb-transitive) To watch over so as to prevent escape or violence: guarded the prisoner.
  • (verb-transitive) Sports To keep (an opposing player) from scoring or playing efficiently.
  • (verb-transitive) To maintain control over, as to prevent indiscretion: Guard what you say.
  • (verb-transitive) To supervise entry or exit through; keep watch at: guarded the door.

Use "guard" in a sentence

  • "_ H. - So. supposes hēafod-weard, _a guard of honor_, such as sovereigns or presumptive rulers had, to be meant by hafalan hȳdan; hence, _you need not give me any guard_, etc.Cf. Schmid, _Gesetze der A. _, 370-372. l."
  • "_ H. - So. supposes heáfod-weard, _a guard of honor_, such as sovereigns or presumptive rulers had, to be meant by hafalan hýdan; hence, _you need not give me any guard_, etc.Cf. Schmid, _Gesetze der A. _, 370-372. l."
  • "The Strel'tsy were divided in three establishments: a) the grooms [Stremiannye], who represented the guard of the sovereign [Strasza Gossudaria], b) the Moscow Strel'tsy, c) the frontier Strel'tsy, or frontier guard…."

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