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Definition of "steward" []

  • One who manages another's property, finances, or other affairs. (noun)
  • One who is in charge of the household affairs of a large estate, club, hotel, or resort. (noun)
  • A ship's officer who is in charge of provisions and dining arrangements. (noun)
  • An attendant on a ship or airplane. (noun)
  • An official who supervises or helps to manage an event. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "steward" in a sentence
  • "The word steward comes from the ancient biblical word "sty word" which meant keeper of the barnyard."
  • "A steward is respectful of his charge and does not abuse it or use it wastefully."
  • "Search crews have recovered the bodies of the flight captain and a steward from the Air France flight that crashed off the coast of Brazil."