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(v. t.) A man, or body of men, stationed to protect or control a person or position; a watch; a sentinel.


(v. i.) To watch by way of caution or defense; to be caution; to be in a state or position of defense or safety; as, careful persons guard against mistakes.


(n.) To fasten by binding; to gird.


(v. t.) A chain or cord for fastening a watch to one's person or dress.


(v. t.) A fence or rail to prevent falling from the deck of a vessel.


(n.) To protect the edge of, esp. with an ornamental border; hence, to face or ornament with lists, laces, etc.


(v. t.) One who has charge of a mail coach or a railway train; a conductor.


(v. t.) Any fixture or attachment designed to protect or secure against injury, soiling, or defacement, theft or loss


(v. t.) An interleaved strip at the back, as in a scrap book, to guard against its breaking when filled.


(v. t.) A posture of defense in fencing, and in bayonet and saber exercise.


(v. t.) An expression or admission intended to secure against objections or censure.


(v. t.) Watch; heed; care; attention; as, to keep guard.


(v. t.) The fibrous sheath which covers the phragmacone of the Belemnites.


(n.) To keep watch over, in order to prevent escape or restrain from acts of violence, or the like.


(n.) To protect from danger; to secure against surprise, attack, or injury; to keep in safety; to defend; to shelter; to shield from surprise or attack; to protect by attendance; to accompany for protection; to care for.


(v. t.) An extension of the deck of a vessel beyond the hull; esp., in side-wheel steam vessels, the framework of strong timbers, which curves out on each side beyond the paddle wheel, and protects it and the shaft against collision.


(v. t.) One who, or that which, guards from injury, danger, exposure, or attack; defense; protection.


(v. t.) A plate of metal, beneath the stock, or the lock frame, of a gun or pistol, having a loop, called a bow, to protect the trigger.


(v. t.) That part of a sword hilt which protects the hand.


(v. t.) Ornamental lace or hem protecting the edge of a garment.

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Bibliography Information
Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Uard'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. 1828.

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