guardnoun [ C ]uk /ɡɑːd/ us /ɡɑːrd/
guard noun [ C ] (PERSON WHO PROTECTS)
be under guard
stand/keep guard also be on guard
the changing of the guard
- They tried to buy the guard at the bank off but he told the police and the gang were arrested.
- The guards failed to observe who delivered the package.
- The border guards stopped me and asked to see my papers.
- There are guards on the door to keep out undesirables.
- Armed guards were stationed around the airport.
Thesaurus: synonyms and related words
guard noun [ C ] (ON A TRAIN)
guard noun [ C ] (DEVICE)
guardverb [ T ]uk /ɡɑːd/ us /ɡɑːrd/
guard verb [ T ] (WATCH)
- The village was guarded by a ragtag group of soldiers.
- The offices were securely guarded.
- Armed security officers are employed to guard the president.
- The police officers guarding the door let in the celebrities, but they prevented us lesser/mere mortals from going inside.
- He was employed to guard the singer when she was on tour.