Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun guard

10 senses of guard

Sense 1
guard -- (a person who keeps watch over something or someone)
       => defender, guardian, protector, shielder -- (a person who cares for persons or property)

Sense 2
guard -- (the person who plays that position on a football team; "the left guard was injured on the play")
       => lineman -- (one of the players on the line of scrimmage)

Sense 3
guard, safety, safety device -- (a device designed to prevent injury or accidents)
       => device -- (an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water")

Sense 4
guard -- (a posture of defence in boxing or fencing; "keep your guard up")
       => position, posture, attitude -- (the arrangement of the body and its limbs; "he assumed an attitude of surrender")

Sense 5
guard -- (the person who plays the position of guard on a basketball team)
       => basketball player, basketeer, cager -- (an athlete who plays basketball)

Sense 6
guard -- (a military unit serving to protect some place or person)
       => military unit, military force, military group, force -- (a unit that is part of some military service; "he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men")

Sense 7
precaution, safeguard, guard -- (a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.; "he put an ice pack on the injury as a precaution"; "an insurance policy is a good safeguard"; "we let our guard down")
       => measure, step -- (any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal; "the situation called for strong measures"; "the police took steps to reduce crime")

Sense 8
guard duty, guard, sentry duty, sentry go -- (the duty of serving as a sentry; "he was on guard that night")
       => assignment, duty assignment -- (a duty that you are assigned to perform (especially in the armed forces); "hazardous duty")

Sense 9
guard -- ((American football) a position on the line of scrimmage; "guards must be good blockers")
       => lineman -- ((American football) the position of a player on a football team who is stationed on the line of scrimmage)

Sense 10
guard -- (a position on a basketball team)
       => position -- ((in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player; "what position does he play?")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb guard

4 senses of guard

Sense 1
guard -- (to keep watch over; "there would be men guarding the horses")
       => watch, observe, follow, watch over, keep an eye on -- (follow with the eyes or the mind; "Keep an eye on the baby, please!"; "The world is watching Sarajevo"; "She followed the men with the binoculars")

Sense 2
guard, ward -- (watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect; "guard my possessions while I'm away")
       => protect -- (shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage; "Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain")

Sense 3
defend, guard, hold -- (protect against a challenge or attack; "Hold that position behind the trees!"; "Hold the bridge against the enemy's attacks")
       => protect -- (shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage; "Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain")

Sense 4
guard -- (take precautions in order to avoid some unwanted consequence; "guard against becoming too friendly with the staff"; "guard against infection")
       => act, move -- (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel")

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