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

: 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

:  one employed in a large household or estate to manage domestic concerns (as the supervision of servants, collection of rents, and keeping of accounts)
:  a fiscal agent
a :  an employee on a ship, airplane, bus, or train who manages the provisioning of food and attends passengers
b :  one appointed to supervise the provision and distribution of food and drink in an institution
:  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

Other Job Terms

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

Rhymes with STEWARD



Definition of STEWARD

transitive verb
:  to act as a steward for :  manage
intransitive verb
:  to perform the duties of a steward

Examples of STEWARD

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

First Known Use of STEWARD

STEWARDED Defined for Kids


noun stew·ard \ˈstü-ərd, ˈstyü-\

Definition of STEWARD for Kids

:  a manager of a very large home, an estate, or an organization
:  a person employed to manage the supply and distribution of food and look after the needs of passengers (as on an airplane or ship)


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