noun cus·to·di·an \ˌkəs-ˈtō-dē-ən\

: someone who keeps and protects something valuable for another person

: a person who cleans and takes care of a building

Full Definition of CUSTODIAN

:  one that guards and protects or maintains; especially :  one entrusted with guarding and keeping property or records or with custody or guardianship of prisoners or inmates
cus·to·di·an·ship \-ˌship\ noun

Examples of CUSTODIAN

  1. <the custodian made his usual rounds of the building to make sure that everything was OK>
  2. <served as custodian of the prisoner until he could be turned over to federal authorities>

First Known Use of CUSTODIAN


Other Job Terms

factotum, milliner, ostler, scrivener, tinker, webster, wordsmith

Rhymes with CUSTODIAN

CUSTODIANSHIP Defined for Kids


noun cus·to·di·an \ˌkə-ˈstō-dē-ən\

Definition of CUSTODIAN for Kids

:  a person who guards and protects or takes care of <the school custodian>


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