1. a person who keeps watch over something or someone
2. the person who plays that position on a football team
- the left guard was injured on the play
3. a device designed to prevent injury or accidents
Similar word(s): safety
Definition categories: man–made, device
4. a posture of defence in boxing or fencing
- keep your guard up
5. the person who plays the position of guard on a basketball team
6. a military unit serving to protect some place or person
7. a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.
- an insurance policy is a good safeguard
- we let our guard down
8. the duty of serving as a sentry
- he was on guard that night
9. (American football) a position on the line of scrimmage
- guards must be good blockers
10. a position on a basketball team
Sentences with guard as a noun:
- The prison guard unlocked the door of the cell.
- The president inspected the guard of honour.
- The motorcycle mechanic removed the damaged chain guard.
1. to keep watch over
- there would be men guarding the horses
2. watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect
- guard my possessions while I'm away
Similar word(s): ward
3. protect against a challenge or attack
4. take precautions in order to avoid some unwanted consequence
- guard against becoming too friendly with the staff
- guard against infection
Sentences with guard as a verb:
- Guard the prisoner.
- Careful people guard against mistakes.