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Noun
An organization or department responsible for maintaining safety and order
“Consolidation of offices through a 20-year lease will ensure a guard against inflation and escalating rental rates.”
Noun
Plural for a person assigned to keep watch, protect, or control access to a place or person
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“The guard assigned to the U.S. ambassador shot at the assailants, and after a brief gun battle, the assassins were overcome.”
Noun
Plural for a prison officer or warder
“Thus, a few years ago, it was held to be unconstitutional for a prison guard to hit an inmate.”
Noun
Plural for an object or device that provides safety or protection
“The guard also prevents damage if the car bottoms-out over ruts or dips in the road.”
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Plural for a state of vigilance or watchfulness against adverse circumstances
“Pensioners in Colchester were today told to keep their guard up after bogus callers struck twice.”
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Plural for a (heightened) state of being ready to defend oneself
“You are at all times to be on your guard against any attempt at mutiny among them, taking precautions to prevent any surprise.”
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Plural for the part of a sword that protects the wielder's hand
“Supple leather and enchanted cloths surrounded the sword's hilt, while tiny gemstones and ornate etchings of dragons and phoenixes lined the sword's guard.”
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Plural for one who is holding a captive or captives
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Plural for a splasher (cover to prevent splashes)
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Plural for a barrier, railing, or other upright structure, typically of wood or wire, enclosing an area of ground to prevent or control access or escape
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Plural for a defensive wall of a castle or walled city, having a broad top with a walkway and typically a stone parapet
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Plural for the protective care or guardianship of someone or something
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Plural for soft, thick material used to line garments or pack fragile items, especially cotton wool formed into a fleecy layer
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Plural for a guard, typically made of straps or wire, fitted over an animal's muzzle to stop it biting or feeding
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Plural for a person who serves in an army
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Plural for a device consisting of a circular canopy of cloth on a folding metal frame supported by a central rod, used as protection against rain
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Plural for a person or thing that contrasts with and so emphasizes and enhances the qualities of another
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Plural for the action of overseeing something
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Plural for a rigid casing that encloses and protects a piece of moving or delicate equipment
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Plural for an organized body of military personnel or police
Verb
To act in preparation for something
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To protect or defend someone or something
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“On the pretext that the statue was about to be attacked, soldiers were posted to guard the edifice.”
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To prevent entry into a secure area or structure
“With the lobster there to guard the entrance from intruders, the eel can live quite comfortably.”
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To accompany so as to keep safe from harm or danger
“Tell me what happened last week, when you were meant to guard the Queen on her secret trip.”
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To surveil or watch over (someone)
“His duty was to guard the captive and to keep an eye generally on the state of the camp.”
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To be wary of or alert to (something)
“We must guard against the possibility of other bodies offering us gifts with certain conditions which may, in fact, encroach upon the integrity and the independence of the system.”
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To hide or suppress something
“When we can properly guard this secret, our duty will be accomplished.”
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(care for) To look after
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To keep watch over (an area) by regularly walking or travelling around it
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Enclose or separate an area with a fence
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To appreciate or value highly
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Wrap up, cover, or surround completely
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Show or prove to be right, reasonable, or justified
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Soften the effect of an impact on
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To prepare oneself for something that may eventuate
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