Watch over in order to protect or control
infantry guarded the barricaded bridge
A protector for the ear. Chiefly in plural.
A protective guard for the eyes; frequently in plural.
Unprepared for some surprise or difficulty
On duty to protect or defend something
A dog kept to guard private property and warn of intruders
US a projecting structure for protecting a bridge, pier, etc., from floating ice.
Chiefly Military History. Used to denote any of various bodies of troops which have been, or were at one time, newly constituted.
The original or long-standing members of a group or party, especially ones who are unwilling to accept change or new ideas
A guard placed at a distance from the main body of an army; an advance guard, an outpost; the action of serving as such a guard.
Any of various radical or socialist groups, in particular a militant youth movement in China (1966–76) that carried out attacks on intellectuals and other disfavored groups as part of Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution
A branch of the US armed forces, under the Department of Transportation since 1967, responsible for the enforcement of maritime law and for the protection of life and property at sea. In time of war, or at the direction of the president, the Coast Guard serves as part of the US Navy
A uniformed group, especially of soldiers, police officers, or school representatives, who parade or present their institution’s flag (and sometimes their national flag) on ceremonial occasions
A guard on a sword or dagger consisting of a short transverse bar
A protective covering or mask for the face, worn especially when playing sports, working with hazardous substances, etc.
Act as a guard
Each of a pair of curved cells that surround a stoma, becoming larger or smaller according to the pressure within the cells
The task of keeping watch over someone or something or of controlling access to a place
Long, coarse hair forming an animal’s outer fur
A ring preventing another ring from slipping off a finger
The British citizen army organized in 1940 to defend the UK against invasion, finally disbanded in 1957
Another term for guard of honor.
In the 17th and 18th cent.: a squadron of the British Navy with responsibility for patrolling the Irish Sea. Now historical.
A fascist Romanian political party that was founded in 1927 and ceased to exist after World War II
The guard of a mail coach.
Military. A body of troops constituting the chief guard, especially a body of cavalry posted on the wings of a camp towards the enemy; a guard in a fortress taking custody of disturbers of the peace, etc.
Keep watch, especially for protection or to prevent escape
Another term for nose tackle.
The backcourt player who directs the team’s offense
A close-fitting top for swimming or surfing, worn under a wetsuit, over swimwear, or with a pair of bikini bottoms or trunks
(Especially in certain countries of Latin America) a rural police force; (as a count noun) a member of such a force.
(A member of) an elite military unit assigned as a bodyguard to the French monarchy, originally composed of Scottish soldiers. Now historical.
A pad worn to protect the shins when playing soccer, hockey, and other sports
Swiss mercenaries employed as a special guard, formerly by sovereigns of France, now only at the Vatican
The guard policing a garrison town.
A body of soldiers in charge of the train of an army (where the animals and wagons were in the hands of civilian drivers). Now historical.
A counter-revolutionary force which opposed left-wing insurgents who had seized power in Finland in 1918; a member of this force.
A body of soldiers preceding and making preparations for the main body of an army
A metal grid covering a ditch, allowing vehicles and pedestrians to pass over but not cattle and other animals
A body of members of a uniformed service appointed to receive or guard a head of state or other dignitary, or to attend at state ceremonials, especially funerals; an individual serving in such a body.
A metal plate which covers a keyhole, or a bolt which is inserted into it, so as to block the view through the hole, prevent tampering with the lock, stop draughts, etc.
A type of guard or defensive posture.
Cricket (now rare) the guard or stance taken by a batsman defending the middle stump with the bat.
(A member of) a body of guards assigned to protect a palace, or a monarch or other sovereign ruler.
An inlying picket; a picket protecting a position; a member of such a picket.
A detachment of soldiers acting as military police under the command of a provost marshal
An offensive guard who pulls back from the line of scrimmage and runs toward the sideline to block for a runner
A small guard, originally mounted a short distance in front of each battalion in a camp, and now having mainly ceremonial duties.