steward

noun
stew·​ard | \ ˈstü-ərd How to pronounce steward (audio) , ˈstyü-; ˈst(y)u̇rd \

Definition of steward

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : one employed in a large household or estate to manage domestic concerns (such as the supervision of servants, collection of rents, and keeping of accounts)
3 : a fiscal agent
4a : 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
5 : one who actively directs affairs : manager

steward

verb
stewarded; stewarding; stewards

Definition of steward (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to act as a steward for : manage

intransitive verb

: to perform the duties of a steward

Examples of steward in a Sentence

Noun the steward of their investments teaching our children to be good stewards of the land the steward of the estate The race stewards are reviewing the results. Verb will steward the city's library programs
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Some tenants described the landlord, James Giddings, as polite and a good steward of the building. New York Times, 6 May 2022 The Perfitts tried to pay a crew to sail the boat into international waters and stage a handover, but Tongan authorities wouldn’t agree to the maneuver, according to Ms. Perfitt, a former steward in the Royal Canadian Air Force. Konrad Putzier, WSJ, 3 May 2022 And Musk's ability to be an accountable steward of this massive online community is questionable at best. Jessica J. González For Cnn Business Perspectives, CNN, 21 Apr. 2022 Fielding portrayed Australian air steward Tegan Jovanka opposite Tom Baker and Pater Davison's Fourth and Fifth Doctor respectively while Aldred played the character of Ace alongside Sylvester McCoy's Seventh Doctor. Clark Collis, EW.com, 17 Apr. 2022 Evdokim, captained by M. V. Nevodchikov, landed there, and ship steward Yakov Chuprov led a party that met with some of the Unangan, or Aleut, residents. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, 17 Apr. 2022 This came on the heels of an intense series of confirmation hearings where she was grilled about her views, professional decisions, and overall competence as a legal steward. Jasmine Browley, Essence, 11 Apr. 2022 Dave Filoni is writing the series and exec producing with fellow Star Wars steward Jon Favreau. Borys Kit, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Apr. 2022 General manager and wine steward Jennifer Wade still runs the front of the house. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, 7 Apr. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Finally, this study is a stark reminder that researchers still have much to learn from ancient individuals and artifacts held in African museums, and highlights the critical role of the curators who steward these collections. Mary Prendergast, Quartz, 24 Feb. 2022 Finally, this study is a stark reminder that researchers still have much to learn from ancient individuals and artifacts held in African museums, and highlights the critical role of the curators who steward these collections. Mary Prendergast, Quartz, 24 Feb. 2022 Finally, this study is a stark reminder that researchers still have much to learn from ancient individuals and artifacts held in African museums, and highlights the critical role of the curators who steward these collections. Mary Prendergast, Quartz, 24 Feb. 2022 Finally, this study is a stark reminder that researchers still have much to learn from ancient individuals and artifacts held in African museums, and highlights the critical role of the curators who steward these collections. Mary Prendergast, Quartz, 24 Feb. 2022 Finally, this study is a stark reminder that researchers still have much to learn from ancient individuals and artifacts held in African museums, and highlights the critical role of the curators who steward these collections. Mary Prendergast, Quartz, 24 Feb. 2022 Finally, this study is a stark reminder that researchers still have much to learn from ancient individuals and artifacts held in African museums, and highlights the critical role of the curators who steward these collections. Mary Prendergast, Quartz, 24 Feb. 2022 Finally, this study is a stark reminder that researchers still have much to learn from ancient individuals and artifacts held in African museums, and highlights the critical role of the curators who steward these collections. Elizabeth Sawchuk, The Conversation, 23 Feb. 2022 At the heart of the dispute are differing opinions about the best use of public land and who should steward the precious resource. Los Angeles Times, 22 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of steward

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1621, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for steward

Noun

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

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“Steward.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/steward. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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steward

noun
stew·​ard | \ ˈstü-ərd How to pronounce steward (audio) , ˈstyü- \

Kids Definition of steward

1 : a manager of a very large home, an estate, or an organization
2 : 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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