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Dictionary definition for: Guard

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

2. (v) to keep watch over; "there would be men guarding the horses"

3. (n) the person who plays that position on a football team; "the left guard was injured on the play"

4. (v) watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect; "guard my possessions while I''m away"

5. (n) a device designed to prevent injury

6. (v) protect against a challenge or attack; "Hold that position behind the trees!" "Hold the bridge against the enemy''s attacks"

7. (n) a posture of defence in boxing or fencing; "keep your guard up"

8. (v) take precautions in order to avoid some unwanted consequence; "guard against becoming too friendly with the staff" "guard against infection"

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

10. (n) a group of men who escort and protect some important person

11. (n) 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"

12. (n) the duty of serving as a sentry; "he was on guard that night"

13. (n) a position on the line of scrimmage; "guards must be good blockers"

14. (n) a position on a basketball team

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