Thesaurus

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 of guard custodian, guardian, keeper, lookout, minder, picket, sentinel, sentry, warden, warder, watch, watcher, watchman Words Related to guard 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 of guard defensiveWords Related to guard alert, lookout, qui vive, watchAntonyms of guard offensive

  3. 3 a protective device (as on a weapon) to prevent accidental operation slid the guard into place over the chainsaw chain Synonyms of guard safetyWords Related to guard 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 of guard aegis (also egis), ammunition, armor, buckler, cover, defense, protection, safeguard, screen, security, shield, wall, wardWords Related to guard arm, armament, munitions, weapon, weaponry; fastness, fort, fortress, palisade, strongholdNear Antonyms of guard 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 of guard attendant, companion, escort, guideWords Related to guard 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 of guard custodian, defender, protector, guardian, guardian angel, protectionWords Related to guard 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 of guard bulwark, cover, fence, fend, forfend, defend, keep, protect, safeguard, screen, secure, shield, wardWords Related to guard avert, prevent; oppose, resist, withstand; battle, contend, fight, war; conserve, preserve, save; buffer, palisade, picket, wallNear Antonyms of guard bombard, storm; beset, besiege, overrun; capitulate, cave, submit, yieldAntonyms of guard 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 of guard bar, barricade, blockade, block (off), close, wall (off)Words Related to guard curtain (off), screen (off); dike, fence, gate, hedge; bolt, lock; obstructNear Antonyms of guard reopen, unblock, unboltAntonyms of guard open, unbar



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