- watch over in order to protect or control；watch over (someone) to prevent them from escaping
- a person who keeps watch, especially a soldier or other person assigned to protect a person or to control access to a place；a body of soldiers serving to protect a place or person
verb: guard, 3rd person present: guards, gerund or present participle: guarding, past tense: guarded, past participle: guarded
noun: guard, plural noun: guards
- 1. watch over in order to protect or control two men were left to guard the stockade the gates were guarded by soldiers
- ▪ watch over (someone) to prevent them from escaping his task was to help guard Japanese prisoners 同義詞
- ▪ stay close to (an opponent) in order to prevent them getting or passing the ball when a player is so closely guarded he cannot pass the ball
- 2. protect against damage or harm the company fiercely guarded its independence 同義詞
- ▪ take precautions against farmers must guard against sudden changes in the market 同義詞
- 1. a person who keeps watch, especially a soldier or other person assigned to protect a person or to control access to a place a security guard soldiers on guard duty 同義詞
- ▪ a body of soldiers serving to protect a place or person he's the captain of the palace guard
- ▪ the household troops of the British army.
- ▪ Irish a member of the Irish police force; a Garda There's bends all the way from Portlaoise to Carlow. The responsibility for speeding traffic rests with the guards
- ▪ North American a prison warder. 同義詞
- 2. a device worn or fitted to prevent injury or damage a retractable blade guard 同義詞
- 3. a defensive posture that is adopted in a boxing or martial arts contest or in a fight before Seb could raise his guard Boz swung a wild punch
- ▪ a state of vigilance or preparedness against adverse circumstances he let his guard slip enough to make some unwise comments 同義詞
- 4. British an official who rides on and is in general charge of a train.
- 5. each of two players either side of the centre.
- ▪ each of two players chiefly responsible for marking opposing players.