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Definitions of guard:
  • noun:   a position on a basketball team
  • noun:   a position on the line of scrimmage
    Example: "Guards must be good blockers"
  • noun:   a device designed to prevent injury
  • noun:   a posture of defence in boxing or fencing
    Example: "Keep your guard up"
  • noun:   a group of men who escort and protect some important person
  • noun:   the person who plays that position on a football team
    Example: "The left guard was injured on the play"
  • noun:   a person who keeps watch over something or someone
  • noun:   the person who plays the position of guard on a basketball team
  • noun:   the duty of serving as a sentry
    Example: "He was on guard that night"
  • noun:   a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.
    Example: "An insurance policy is a good safeguard"
  • verb:   to keep watch over
    Example: "There would be men guarding the horses"
  • verb:   take precautions in order to avoid some unwanted consequence
    Example: "Guard against becoming too friendly with the staff"
  • verb:   watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect
    Example: "Guard my possessions while I'm away"
  • verb:   protect against a challenge or attack
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #14892)

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