There are 2 main translations of garde in English:

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Pronunciation: / gaʀd /

nom féminin

  • 3 (surveillance, protection) See examples: monter la garde (soldat)
    to mount guard
    monter la garde auprès de
    to keep watch over
    (prisonnier, malade)
    to stand guard over
    (enfant, homme politique)
    placer/mettre quelqu'un sous bonne garde
    to put somebody under guard
    (suspect, prisonnier)
    être sous la garde de quelqu'un (prisonnier)
    to be guarded by somebody
    (enfant, objet de valeur)
    to be looked after by somebody
    to be in somebody's custody
    elle a obtenu la garde de ses enfants (Droit)
    she was granted custody of her children
    laisser quelque chose/un animal en garde chez quelqu'un
    to leave something/an animal to be looked after by somebody
    confier quelque chose/quelqu'un à la garde de X
    to leave X to look after something/somebody
    assurer la garde d'une villa
    to be in charge of the security of a villa
  • 4 (continuité de service) See examples: être de garde (docteur, infirmière)
    to be on call
    (soldat, sentinelle)
    to be on guard duty
    la pharmacie de garde
    the duty chemist's (anglais britannique)
    the emergency drugstore (anglais américain)


garde champêtre

  • local policeman
    (appointed by the municipality)

garde du corps

garde du courrier

  • (Postes)
    (postal service offering mail storage at the delivery office in one's absence)

garde descendante

  • (Armée)
    outgoing guard

garde d'enfant

garde forestier

garde d'honneur

garde impérial

  • (Histoire)
    soldier of the Imperial Guard

garde impériale

  • (Histoire)
    Imperial Guard

garde montante

  • (Armée)
    new guard
    relieving guard

garde pontifical

  • member of the papal guard

garde pontificale

  • papal guard

garde républicain

Garde républicaine
  • member of the Republican Guard

garde républicaine

  • Republican Guard

garde rouge

garde des Sceaux

  • French Minister of Justice

garde au sol

  • (Automobile)
    road clearance

garde suisse

  • Swiss Guard

garde à vue

Garde à vue

Cultural Note: Garde républicaine

A section of the Gendarmerie nationale, with special ceremonial, security and escort duties in connection with prestigious occasions or institutions.

Cultural Note: Garde à vue

The process of police detention during which a person can be held for questioning for up to 48 hours without a warrant.

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There are 2 main translations of garde in English:

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Pronunciation: / gaʀd /

nom propre

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