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guard

 
Noun guard has 10 senses
  1. guard - a person who keeps watch over something or someone
    --1 is a kind of
    defender, guardian, protector, shielder
    --1 has particulars:
     bouncer, chucker-out; doorkeeper, doorman, door guard, hall porter, porter, gatekeeper, ostiary; halberdier; screener; watchman, watcher, security guard
    Derived form: verb guard1
  2. guard - the person who plays that position on a football team; "the left guard was injured on the play"
    --2 is a kind of
    lineman
  3. guard, safety, safety device - a device designed to prevent injury
    --3 is a kind of device
    --3 has particulars: fender; safety catch, safety lock
  4. guard - a posture of defence in boxing or fencing; "keep your guard up"
    --4 is a kind of
    position, posture, attitude
  5. guard - the person who plays the position of guard on a basketball team
    --5 is a kind of
    basketball player, basketeer, cager
    --5 has particulars: Robertson, Oscar Robertson, Oscar Palmer Robertson
  6. guard, bodyguard - a group of men who escort and protect some important person
    --6 is a kind of detachment
    --6 is a part of cortege, retinue, suite, entourage
    --6 has members: bodyguard, escort
    --6 has particulars: yeomanry; Praetorian Guard
    Derived form: verb guard2
  7. precaution, safeguard, guard - 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"
    --7 is a kind of measure, step
    --7 has particulars: security, security measures
  8. guard duty, guard, sentry duty, sentry go - the duty of serving as a sentry; "he was on guard that night"
    --8 is a kind of assignment, duty assignment
    Derived form: verb guard1
  9. guard - a position on the line of scrimmage; "guards must be good blockers"
    --9 is a kind of
    lineman
    --9 is a member of football team, eleven
  10. guard - a position on a basketball team
    --10 is a kind of
    position
    --10 is a member of basketball team, five
Verb guard has 4 senses
  1. guard - to keep watch over; "there would be men guarding the horses"
    --1 is one way to
    watch, observe, follow, watch over, keep an eye on
    Derived forms: noun guard8, noun guard1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  2. guard, ward - watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect; "guard my possessions while I'm away"
    --2 is one way to protect
    Derived form: noun guard6
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  3. defend, guard, hold - protect against a challenge or attack; "Hold that position behind the trees!"; "Hold the bridge against the enemy's attacks"
    --3 is one way to protect
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. guard - take precautions in order to avoid some unwanted consequence; "guard against becoming too friendly with the staff"; "guard against infection"
    --4 is one way to
    act, move
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s PP
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