Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “steward”

steward

noun [C]     /ˈstjuːəd/
a person whose job it is to help people at a particular place or event: If you need help finding a room at the conference, one of the stewards will be pleased to assist you.
TRANSPORT →  flight attendant
TRANSPORT a man who takes care of passengers on a ship or train: Will you have the steward deliver this message to his cabin, please?
UK a person who organizes the supply and serving of food at a club: He's the steward of Wakefield's Working Men's Club.
→ See also shop steward
(Definition of steward noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of steward

More Business English definitions for “steward”

Definitions of “steward” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

generous

willing to give money, help, kindness, etc., especially more than is usual or expected

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More