[noun] a person who keeps watch over something or someone
[noun] the person who plays that position on a football team; "the left guard was injured on the play"
[noun] a device designed to prevent injury
Synonyms: safety, safety device
[noun] a posture of defence in boxing or fencing; "keep your guard up"
[noun] the person who plays the position of guard on a basketball team
[noun] a group of men who escort and protect some important person
[noun] a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.; "he put an ice pack on the injury as a precaution"; "an insurance policy is a good safeguard"; "we let our guard down"
Synonyms: precaution, safe
[noun] the duty of serving as a sentry; "he was on guard that night"
Synonyms: duty, sentry duty, sentry go
[noun] a position on the line of scrimmage; "guards must be good blockers"
[noun] a position on a basketball team
[verb] to keep watch over; "there would be men guarding the horses"
[verb] watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect; "guard my possessions while I'm away"
[verb] protect against a challenge or attack; "Hold that position behind the trees!"; "Hold the bridge against the enemy's attacks"
Synonyms: defend, hold
[verb] take precautions in order to avoid some unwanted consequence; "guard against becoming too friendly with the staff"; "guard against infection"
stand guard, stand watch, keep guard, stand sentinel
doorkeeper, doorman, door guard, hall porter, porter, gatekeeper, ostiary
watchman, watcher, security guard
safety catch, safety lock
Robertson, Oscar Robertson, Oscar Palmer Robertson
security, security measures