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steward

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noun stew·ard \ˈstü-ərd, ˈstyü-; ˈst(y)u̇rd\

Simple Definition of steward

  • : a person and especially a man whose job is to serve meals and take care of passengers on a train, airplane, or ship

  • : someone who protects or is responsible for money, property, etc.

  • : a person whose job is to manage the land and property of another person

Full Definition of steward

  1. 1 :  one employed in a large household or estate to manage domestic concerns (as the supervision of servants, collection of rents, and keeping of accounts)

  2. 2 :  shop steward

  3. 3 :  a fiscal agent

  4. 4a :  an employee on a ship, airplane, bus, or train who manages the provisioning of food and attends passengersb :  one appointed to supervise the provision and distribution of food and drink in an institution

  5. 5 :  one who actively directs affairs :  manager

Examples of steward

  1. the steward of their investments

  2. teaching our children to be good stewards of the land

  3. the steward of the estate

  4. The race stewards are reviewing the results.



Origin of steward

Middle English, from Old English stīweard, from stī, stig hall, sty + weard ward — more at sty, ward


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with steward


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steward

verb stew·ard

Definition of steward

  • transitive verb
    1. :  to act as a steward for :  manage

    2. intransitive verb
    3. :  to perform the duties of a steward



    Examples of steward

    1. <will steward the city's library programs>



    1621

    First Known Use of steward

    1621




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