- To protect from danger; to secure against surprise, attack,
or injury; to keep in safety; to defend; to shelter; to shield from
surprise or attack; to protect by attendance; to accompany for
protection; to care for.
- To keep watch over, in order to prevent escape or restrain
from acts of violence, or the like.
- To protect the edge of, esp. with an ornamental border;
hence, to face or ornament with lists, laces, etc.
- To fasten by binding; to gird. - To watch by way of caution or defense; to be caution; to
be in a state or position of defense or safety; as, careful persons
guard against mistakes. - One who, or that which, guards from injury, danger,
exposure, or attack; defense; protection.
- A man, or body of men, stationed to protect or control a
person or position; a watch; a sentinel.
- One who has charge of a mail coach or a railway train; a
- Any fixture or attachment designed to protect or secure
against injury, soiling, or defacement, theft or loss
- That part of a sword hilt which protects the hand.
- Ornamental lace or hem protecting the edge of a garment.
- A chain or cord for fastening a watch to one's person or
- A fence or rail to prevent falling from the deck of a
- An extension of the deck of a vessel beyond the hull;
esp., in side-wheel steam vessels, the framework of strong timbers,
which curves out on each side beyond the paddle wheel, and protects it
and the shaft against collision.
- A plate of metal, beneath the stock, or the lock frame,
of a gun or pistol, having a loop, called a bow, to protect the
- An interleaved strip at the back, as in a scrap book, to
guard against its breaking when filled.
- A posture of defense in fencing, and in bayonet and saber
- An expression or admission intended to secure against
objections or censure.
- Watch; heed; care; attention; as, to keep guard.
- The fibrous sheath which covers the phragmacone of the