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English noun: guard

1. guard (person) a person who keeps watch over something or someone


Broader (hypernym)defender, guardian, protector, shielder


Narrower (hyponym)bouncer, chucker-out, door guard, doorkeeper, doorman, gatekeeper, halberdier, hall porter, ostiary, porter, screener, security guard, watcher, watchman

2. guard (person) the person who plays that position on a football team


SamplesThe left guard was injured on the play.


Broader (hypernym)lineman

3. guard (artifact) a device designed to prevent injury or accidents


Synonymssafety, safety device


Broader (hypernym)device


Narrower (hyponym)fender, safety catch, safety lock

4. guard (attribute) a posture of defence in boxing or fencing


SamplesKeep your guard up.


Broader (hypernym)attitude, position, posture

5. guard (person) the person who plays the position of guard on a basketball team


Broader (hypernym)basketball player, basketeer, cager


Instance hyponymOscar Palmer Robertson, Oscar Robertson, Robertson

6. guard (group) a military unit serving to protect some place or person


Broader (hypernym)force, military force, military group, military unit


Narrower (hyponym)bodyguard, home guard, territorial, territorial reserve


Member holonymbodyguard, escort

7. guard (act) a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.


SamplesHe put an ice pack on the injury as a precaution.
An insurance policy is a good safeguard.
We let our guard down.


Synonymsprecaution, safeguard


Broader (hypernym)measure, step


Narrower (hyponym)backstop, security, security measures

8. guard (act) the duty of serving as a sentry


SamplesHe was on guard that night.


Synonymsguard duty, sentry duty, sentry go


Broader (hypernym)assignment, duty assignment

9. guard (act) (American football) a position on the line of scrimmage


SamplesGuards must be good blockers.


Broader (hypernym)lineman


Member meronymeleven, football team

10. guard (act) a position on a basketball team


Broader (hypernym)position


Member meronymbasketball team, five


English verb: guard

1. guard (social) to keep watch over


SamplesThere would be men guarding the horses.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)follow, keep an eye on, observe, watch, watch over


Narrower (hyponym)baby-sit, baby-sit, keep guard, patrol, police, sit, stand guard, stand sentinel, stand watch

2. guard (competition) watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect


SamplesGuard my possessions while I'm away.


Synonymsward


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)protect


Narrower (hyponym)shepherd

3. guard (competition) protect against a challenge or attack


SamplesHold that position behind the trees!.
Hold the bridge against the enemy's attacks.


Synonymsdefend, hold


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)protect


Verb grouphold

4. guard (social) take precautions in order to avoid some unwanted consequence


SamplesGuard against becoming too friendly with the staff.
Guard against infection.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)act, move









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