Word:

Guard

Pronunciation: gärd
v. t.1.To protect from danger; to secure against surprise, attack, or injury; to keep in safety; to defend; to shelter; to shield from surprise or attack; to protect by attendance; to accompany for protection; to care for.
[imp. & p. p. Guarded; p. pr. & vb. n. Gurding.]
For Heaven still guards the right.
- Shak.
2.To keep watch over, in order to prevent escape or restrain from acts of violence, or the like.
3.To protect the edge of, esp. with an ornamental border; hence, to face or ornament with lists, laces, etc.
4.To fasten by binding; to gird.
v. i.1.To watch by way of caution or defense; to be cautious; to be in a state or position of defense or safety; as, careful persons guard against mistakes.
n.1.
1.One who, or that which, guards from injury, danger, exposure, or attack; defense; protection.
His greatness was no guard to bar heaven's shaft.
- Shak.
2.A man, or body of men, stationed to protect or control a person or position; a watch; a sentinel.
The guard which kept the door of the king's house.
- Kings xiv. 27.
3.One who has charge of a mail coach or a railway train; a conductor.
4.(Bookbinding) Any fixture or attachment designed to protect or secure against injury, soiling, or defacement, theft or loss
5.A posture of defense in fencing, and in bayonet and saber exercise.
6.An expression or admission intended to secure against objections or censure.
They have expressed themselves with as few guards and restrictions as I.
- Atterbury.
7.Watch; heed; care; attention; as, to keep guard.
8.(Zool.) The fibrous sheath which covers the phragmacone of the Belemnites.
Advanced guard
See under Advanced, Coast, etc.
Grand guard
(Mil.) one of the posts of the second line belonging to a system of advance posts of an army.
Guard boat
a - A boat appointed to row the rounds among ships of war in a harbor, to see that their officers keep a good lookout.
- Mahan.
b - A boat used by harbor authorities to enforce the observance of quarantine regulations.
Guard cells
(Bot.) the bordering cells of stomates; they are crescent-shaped and contain chlorophyll.
Guard chamber
a guardroom.
Guard detail
(Mil.) men from a company regiment etc., detailed for guard duty.
Guard duty
(Mil.) the duty of watching patrolling, etc., performed by a sentinel or sentinels.
Guard lock
(Engin.) a tide lock at the mouth of a dock or basin.
Guard of honor
(Mil.) a guard appointed to receive or to accompany eminent persons.
Guard rail
(Railroads) a rail placed on the inside of a main rail, on bridges, at switches, etc., as a safeguard against derailment.
Guard ship
a war vessel appointed to superintend the marine affairs in a harbor, and also, in the English service, to receive seamen till they can be distributed among their respective ships.
Life guard
(Mil.) a body of select troops attending the person of a prince or high officer.
Off one's guard
in a careless state; inattentive; unsuspicious of danger.
On guard
serving in the capacity of a guard; doing duty as a guard or sentinel; watching.
On one's guard
in a watchful state; alert; vigilant.
To mount guard
(Mil.) to go on duty as a guard or sentinel.
To run the guard
to pass the watch or sentinel without leave.
Noun1.guard - a person who keeps watch over something or someone
2.guard - the person who plays that position on a football team; "the left guard was injured on the play"
3.guard - a device designed to prevent injury
4.guard - a posture of defence in boxing or fencing; "keep your guard up"
5.guard - the person who plays the position of guard on a basketball team
6.guard - a group of men who escort and protect some important person
Synonyms: bodyguard
7.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"
8.guard - the duty of serving as a sentry; "he was on guard that night"
9.guard - a position on the line of scrimmage; "guards must be good blockers"
10.guard - a position on a basketball team
Verb1.guard - to keep watch over; "there would be men guarding the horses"
2.guard - watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect; "guard my possessions while I'm away"
Synonyms: ward
3.guard - protect against a challenge or attack; "Hold that position behind the trees!"; "Hold the bridge against the enemy's attacks"
Synonyms: defend, hold
4.guard - take precautions in order to avoid some unwanted consequence; "guard against becoming too friendly with the staff"; "guard against infection"
(programming)guard - 1. In functional programming, a Boolean expression attached to a function definition specifying when (for what arguments) that definition is appropriate.

2. In (parallel) logic programming, a Boolean expression which is used to select a clause from several alternative matching clauses.

See Guarded Horn Clauses.

3. In parallel languages, a Boolean expression which specifies when an message may be sent or received.
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guanine
Guano
guano bat
guanosine
Guantanamo
guar
guar gum
Guara
Guarana
Guarani
Guaranine
Guarantee
guaranteed
guaranteed scheduling
Guarantor
Guaranty
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guard boat
Guard cells
Guard chamber
Guard detail
guard dog
guard duty
guard hair
Guard lock
guard of honor
Guard rail
guard ship
guard's van
Guardable
Guardage
Guardant
Guarded
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