English dictionary definition of:



  • a person who keeps watch over something or someone
  • the person who plays that position on a football team
  • a device designed to prevent injury or accidents
  • a posture of defence in boxing or fencing
  • the person who plays the position of guard on a basketball team
  • a military unit serving to protect some place or person
  • a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.
  • the duty of serving as a sentry
  • (American football) a position on the line of scrimmage
  • a position on a basketball team


  • to keep watch over
  • watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect
  • protect against a challenge or attack
  • take precautions in order to avoid some unwanted consequence


defend   hold   precaution   safeguard   safety   ward  

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Scrabble score for guard

Scrabble score = 7

generated at 01:01:05 on 13-03-20

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