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Entry Word: guard
Function: noun
Text: 1 a person or group that watches over someone or something <checked in with the security guard at the gate>
Synonyms custodian, guardian, keeper, lookout, picket, sentinel, sentry, warden, warder, watch, watchman
Related Words observer, patrol, spotter, watchdog; bodyguard, convoy, defender, escort, honor guard
2 a position or readiness to oppose actual or expected attack <be on your guard against snakes in the swamp> -- see DEFENSIVE
3 a protective device (as on a weapon) to prevent accidental operation <slid the guard into place over the chainsaw chain> -- see SAFETY 2
4 means or method of defending <the boxer's sparring partner managed to get a blow in under his left guard> -- see DEFENSE 1
5 one that accompanies another for protection, guidance, or as a courtesy <the honor guards raised their sabers as the happy couple descended the church steps> -- see ESCORT
6 someone that protects <a battalion of burly guards surrounding the celebrity> -- see PROTECTOR