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guard

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of guard

  1. 1 a person or group that watches over someone or something <checked in with the security guard at the gate> Synonyms custodian, guardian, keeper, lookout, minder, picket, sentinel, sentry, warden, warder, watch, watcher, watchman Related Words observer, patrol, spotter, surveillant, watchdog; bodyguard, convoy, defender, escort, honor guard; gatekeeper; hack [slang]

  2. 2 a position of readiness to oppose actual or expected attack <be on your guard against snakes in the swamp> Synonyms defensiveRelated Words alert, lookout, qui vive, watchAntonyms offensive

  3. 3 a protective device (as on a weapon) to prevent accidental operation <slid the guard into place over the chainsaw chain> Synonyms safetyRelated Words fail-safe; lock; defense, protection, safeguard, shield

  4. 4 means or method of defending <the boxer's sparring partner managed to get a blow in under his left guard> Synonyms aegis (also egis), ammunition, armor, buckler, cover, defense, protection, safeguard, screen, security, shield, wall, wardRelated Words arm, armament, munitions, weapon, weaponry; fastness, fort, fortress, palisade, strongholdNear Antonyms aggression, assault, attack, offense (or offence), offensive

  5. 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> Synonyms attendant, companion, escort, guideRelated Words chaperone (or chaperon), squire; shadow, sidekick; conductor, leader, pilot; convoy, courier, honor guard, outrider

  6. 6 someone that protects <a battalion of burly guards surrounding the celebrity> Synonyms custodian, defender, protector, guardian, guardian angel, protectionRelated Words bodyguard, champion; lookout, sentinel, sentry, warden, warder, watch, watchdog, watchman; conserver, harborer, keeper, preserver, saver




guard

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of guard

  1. 1 to drive danger or attack away from <guard the quarterback so he doesn't get sacked> Synonyms bulwark, cover, fence, fend, forfend, defend, keep, protect, safeguard, screen, secure, shield, wardRelated Words avert, prevent; oppose, resist, withstand; battle, contend, fight, war; conserve, preserve, save; buffer, palisade, picket, wallNear Antonyms bombard, storm; beset, besiege, overrun; capitulate, cave, submit, yieldAntonyms assail, assault, attack

  2. 2 to disallow entry into (a place) by means of a physical barrier at the entry point <a fire-breathing dragon guarded the entrance to the castle> Synonyms bar, barricade, blockade, block (off), close, wall (off)Related Words curtain (off), screen (off); dike, fence, gate, hedge; bolt, lock; obstructNear Antonyms reopen, unblock, unboltAntonyms open, unbar




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