guard guard  /ˈɡɑrd/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a person who keeps watch over something or someone
  2. (n) the person who plays that position on a football team
  3. (n) a device designed to prevent injury or accidents
  4. (n) a posture of defence in boxing or fencing
  5. (n) the person who plays the position of guard on a basketball team
  6. (n) a military unit serving to protect some place or person
  7. (n) a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.
  8. (n) the duty of serving as a sentry
  9. (n) (American football) a position on the line of scrimmage
  10. (n) a position on a basketball team
  11. (v) to keep watch over
  12. (v) watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect
  13. (v) protect against a challenge or attack
  14. (v) take precautions in order to avoid some unwanted consequence

Usage(s):

  1. Chances are, you won't see these guards being led away in handcuffs on the evening news.
  2. To guard against fifth columnists within its gates, California needs a Home Guard of 30,000 men, according to Army esti mates.
  3. The guard was fired but subsequently sued the FPS, claiming he never received proper X-ray training.

News

  1. Coast Guard says Tom Morrison of Jacksonville, Glenn Garris remain missing

    The Coast Guard and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission say they have suspended their search for two men after their boat capsized on Saturday.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: WJXT Jacksonville

  2. Coast Guard searches 2nd day for missing diver

    The Coast Guard is searching for a diver missing 55 miles off Grand Isle. Petty Officer Carlos Vega says the search began Saturday afternoon for 56-year-old Tim Raines, whose home town Vega does not know.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Erie Times-News

  3. Coast Guard rescues 3 after boat capsizes

    The Coast Guard rescued 3 boaters near Neptune Beach early Saturday morning after the boat they were in capsized sending all of them into the water. WJXT-TV reports Stephen W. Preeschl, 61, of Keystone Heights, Fla.; Bobby Zinc, 46, of Jacksonville, Fla.; and Karl Zinc, 17, of Jacksonville, were the passengers on board at the time of the incident. The 3 boaters were on a 31-foot Yellowfin center ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Local 10 Miami

Quotes

  1. "We are attentive to the implications of changes in the value of the dollar for inflation and inflation expectations and will continue to formulate policy to guard against risks to both parts of our dual mandate," Bernanke said, referring to the...
    on Jun 3, 2008 By: Ben Bernanke Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. "Today, we have lost a courageous security guard who stood watch at this place of remembrance," President Obama said last night in a statement.
    on Jun 10, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Globe and Mail

  3. "So we feel it was strictly an accident, an unfortunate thing that happened," Ryan said at a Wednesday news conference. "It's pretty hard to guard against something of that nature."
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Nolan Ryan Source: CBSSports.com

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