guard

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guard

noun

Definition of GUARD

1
a person or group that watches over someone or something <checked in with the security guard at the gate>
2
a position of readiness to oppose actual or expected attack <be on your guard against snakes in the swamp>
Synonyms guard
Related Words alert, lookout, qui vive, watch
Antonyms offensive
3
a protective device (as on a weapon) to prevent accidental operation <slid the guard into place over the chainsaw chain>
Synonyms guard
4
means or method of defending <the boxer's sparring partner managed to get a blow in under his left guard>
Near Antonyms aggression, assault, attack, offense (or offence), offensive
5
one that accompanies another for protection, guidance, or as a courtesy <the honor guards raised their sabers as the happy couple descended the church steps>
6
someone that protects <a battalion of burly guards surrounding the celebrity>

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