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steward

noun stew·ard \ ˈstü-ərd , ˈstyü- ; ˈst(y)u̇rd \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of steward

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
4 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
5 :one who actively directs affairs :manager

Examples of steward in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of steward

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


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steward

verb

Definition of steward

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

Examples of steward in a Sentence

  1. will steward the city's library programs

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First Known Use of steward

1621



STEWARD Defined for English Language Learners

steward

noun

Definition of steward for English Language Learners

  • : 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


STEWARD Defined for Kids

steward

noun stew·ard \ ˈstü-ərd , ˈstyü- \

Definition of steward for Students

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)

Law Dictionary

steward

noun stew·ard

legal Definition of steward



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