Associations to the word «Guards»


GUARD, noun. A person who, or thing that, protects or watches over something.
GUARD, noun. (military) A squad responsible for protecting something.
GUARD, noun. A part of a machine which blocks access to dangerous parts.
GUARD, noun. (Australia) A panel of a car that encloses the wheel area, especially the front wheels.
GUARD, noun. (basketball) A relatively short player, playing farther from the basket than a forward or center.
GUARD, noun. (cricket) The position on the popping crease where a batsman makes a mark to align himself with the wicket; see take guard.
GUARD, noun. (American football) Either of two offensive positions between the center and each of the offensive tackles, whose main responsibilities are to protect the quarterback, and open up "holes" through which offensive players can run.
GUARD, noun. (sports) A player playing a position named guard.
GUARD, noun. (rail) An employee, normally travelling in the last vehicle of a train, responsible for the safety of the train.
GUARD, noun. (computing) (programming) A Boolean expression that must evaluate to true for a branch of program execution to continue.
GUARD, verb. To protect from danger; to secure against surprise, attack, or injury; to keep in safety; to defend.
GUARD, verb. To keep watch over, in order to prevent escape or restrain from acts of violence, or the like.
GUARD, verb. To watch by way of caution or defense; to be caution; to be in a state or position of defense or safety.
GUARD, verb. To protect the edge of, especially with an ornamental border; hence, to face or ornament with lists, laces, etc.
GUARD, verb. To fasten by binding; to gird.
GUARD BAND, noun. (radio) An unused part of the radio spectrum between bands, for the purpose of preventing interference.
GUARD BAND, noun. The unrecorded space between tracks on magnetic tape or other media which prevents the signals on adjacent tracks from interfering with each other.
GUARD BAND, noun. (quality control) The amount by which minimum product specifications are increased to ensure that, even with measurement uncertainty, the product will meet the minimum specifications with a specified level of confidence.
GUARD BAND, noun. (computer graphics) A virtual area of the screen, bordering the real screen, to which any rendering is ignored, used to simplify clipping.
GUARD BANDS, noun. Plural of guard band
GUARD CELL, noun. A kind of specialized cell located in the lower leaf epidermis of plants. Pairs of guard cells surround tiny stomatal airway pores and regulate their opening and closing.
GUARD CELLS, noun. Plural of guard cell
GUARD DOG, noun. A dog used to protect a property or its owner.
GUARD DOGS, noun. Plural of guard dog
GUARD LOCK, noun. Tide lock
GUARD MOUNTING, noun. A ceremony during which the soldiers or other officials guarding a major government building or state residence are replaced by a new shift.
GUARD OF HONOR, noun. Guard of honour.
GUARD OF HONOUR, noun. A group of people (especially military), arranged in one or more rows, at a ceremony to honour, or a visit by, an important person
GUARD POST, noun. A location where a guard is posted (station), often having a guardhouse.
GUARD POSTS, noun. Plural of guard post
GUARD RAIL, noun. Alternative spelling of guardrail
GUARD RAILS, noun. Plural of guard rail
GUARD SHIP, noun. A warship stationed at a port etc. to act as a guard.
GUARD STATION, noun. A booth to shelter guards while on duty.
GUARD STATIONS, noun. Plural of guard station

Dictionary definition

GUARD, noun. A person who keeps watch over something or someone.
GUARD, noun. The person who plays that position on a football team; "the left guard was injured on the play".
GUARD, noun. A device designed to prevent injury or accidents.
GUARD, noun. A posture of defence in boxing or fencing; "keep your guard up".
GUARD, noun. The person who plays the position of guard on a basketball team.
GUARD, noun. A military unit serving to protect some place or person.
GUARD, noun. 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".
GUARD, noun. The duty of serving as a sentry; "he was on guard that night".
GUARD, noun. (American football) a position on the line of scrimmage; "guards must be good blockers".
GUARD, noun. A position on a basketball team.
GUARD, verb. To keep watch over; "there would be men guarding the horses".
GUARD, verb. Watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect; "guard my possessions while I'm away".
GUARD, verb. Protect against a challenge or attack; "Hold that position behind the trees!"; "Hold the bridge against the enemy's attacks".
GUARD, verb. Take precautions in order to avoid some unwanted consequence; "guard against becoming too friendly with the staff"; "guard against infection".

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