gaurd vs guard : Common Errors in English

gaurd vs guard

gaurd or guard

Too bad the Elizabethan “guard” won out over the earlier, French-derived spelling “garde” but the word was never spelled “gaurd.” The standard spelling is related to Italian and Spanish “guarda,” pronounced “gwarda.”

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  • n  a person who keeps watch over something or someone
  • n  the person who plays that position on a football team
    the left guard was injured on the play
  • n  a device designed to prevent injury or accidents
  • n  a posture of defence in boxing or fencing
    keep your guard up
  • n  the person who plays the position of guard on a basketball team
  • n  a military unit serving to protect some place or person
  • n  a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.
    an insurance policy is a good safeguard
    we let our guard down
  • n  the duty of serving as a sentry
    he was on guard that night
  • n  (American football) a position on the line of scrimmage
    guards must be good blockers
  • n  a position on a basketball team
  • v  to keep watch over
    there would be men guarding the horses
  • v  watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect
    guard my possessions while I'm away
  • v  protect against a challenge or attack
  • v  take precautions in order to avoid some unwanted consequence
    guard against becoming too friendly with the staff
    guard against infection
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