1. A person who keeps watch over something or someone (synset 110169591)
  2. The person who plays that position on a football team (synset 110169240)
    "the left guard was injured on the play"
  3. A device designed to prevent injury or accidents (synset 103469399)
  4. A posture of defence in boxing or fencing (synset 105089429)
    "keep your guard up"
  5. The person who plays the position of guard on a basketball team (synset 110169801)
  6. A military unit serving to protect some place or person (synset 108232524)
  7. A precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc. (synset 100824631)
    "he put an ice pack on the injury as a precaution"; "an insurance policy is a good safeguard"; "we let our guard down"
  8. The duty of serving as a sentry (synset 100731836)
    "he was on guard that night"
  9. (American football) a position on the line of scrimmage (synset 100729041)
    "guards must be good blockers"
  10. A position on a basketball team (synset 100726924)
  1. To keep watch over (synset 202461453)
    "there would be men guarding the horses"
  2. Watch over or shield from danger or harm;
    Protect (synset 201131763)
    "guard my possessions while I'm away"
  3. Protect against a challenge or attack (synset 201132302)
    "Hold that position behind the trees!"; "Hold the bridge against the enemy's attacks"
  4. Take precautions in order to avoid some unwanted consequence (synset 202605875)
    "guard against becoming too friendly with the staff"; "guard against infection"

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