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Meaning of guard

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: a person who keeps watch over something or someone
      2: the person who plays that position on a football team; "the
         left guard was injured on the play"
      3: a device designed to prevent injury or accidents [syn:
         {guard}, {safety}, {safety device}]
      4: a posture of defence in boxing or fencing; "keep your guard
      5: the person who plays the position of guard on a basketball
      6: a military unit serving to protect some place or person
      7: 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" [syn: {precaution}, {safeguard}, {guard}]
      8: the duty of serving as a sentry; "he was on guard that night"
         [syn: {guard duty}, {guard}, {sentry duty}, {sentry go}]
      9: (American football) a position on the line of scrimmage;
         "guards must be good blockers"
      10: a position on a basketball team
      v 1: to keep watch over; "there would be men guarding the
      2: watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect; "guard my
         possessions while I'm away" [syn: {guard}, {ward}]
      3: protect against a challenge or attack; "Hold that position
         behind the trees!"; "Hold the bridge against the enemy's
         attacks" [syn: {defend}, {guard}, {hold}]
      4: take precautions in order to avoid some unwanted consequence;
         "guard against becoming too friendly with the staff"; "guard
         against infection"

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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