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Synonyms for guard
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This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term guard.

Wiktionary

  1. guardnoun

    Synonyms:
    fender

  2. guardnoun

    A part of a machine which blocks access to dangerous parts.

    The motorcycle mechanic removed the damaged chain guard.

    Synonyms:
    protection

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. guard

    The weak may speak or act in defense of the strong; none but the powerful can assure others of protection. A defense is ordinarily against actual attack; protection is against possible as well as actual dangers. We speak of defense against an assault, protection from the cold. Vindication is a triumphant defense of character and conduct against charges of error or wrong. Compare APOLOGY.

    Synonyms:
    apology, bulwark, defense, fortress, justification, protection, rampart, resistance, safeguard, shelter, shield, vindication

    Antonyms:
    abandonment, betrayal, capitulation, desertion, flight, surrender

    Preposition:
    Defense against assault or assailants; in law, defense to an action, from the testimony.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. guardnoun

    a person who keeps watch over something or someone

    Synonyms:
    guard duty, safety, sentry go, safeguard, precaution, safety device, sentry duty

  2. guardnoun

    the person who plays that position on a football team

    "the left guard was injured on the play"

    Synonyms:
    guard duty, safety, sentry go, safeguard, precaution, safety device, sentry duty

  3. guard, safety, safety devicenoun

    a device designed to prevent injury or accidents

    Synonyms:
    prophylactic, sentry go, condom, guard duty, safety, precaution, safe, safeguard, sentry duty, refuge, rubber, base hit, safety device

  4. guardnoun

    a posture of defence in boxing or fencing

    "keep your guard up"

    Synonyms:
    guard duty, safety, sentry go, safeguard, precaution, safety device, sentry duty

  5. guardnoun

    the person who plays the position of guard on a basketball team

    Synonyms:
    guard duty, safety, sentry go, safeguard, precaution, safety device, sentry duty

  6. guardnoun

    a military unit serving to protect some place or person

    Synonyms:
    guard duty, safety, sentry go, safeguard, precaution, safety device, sentry duty

  7. precaution, safeguard, guardnoun

    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"

    Synonyms:
    guard duty, safety, precaution, care, caution, safeguard, sentry duty, forethought, sentry go, safe-conduct, safety device

  8. guard duty, guard, sentry duty, sentry gonoun

    the duty of serving as a sentry

    "he was on guard that night"

    Synonyms:
    guard duty, safety, precaution, safeguard, sentry duty, sentry go, safety device

  9. guardnoun

    (American football) a position on the line of scrimmage

    "guards must be good blockers"

    Synonyms:
    guard duty, safety, sentry go, safeguard, precaution, safety device, sentry duty

  10. guardverb

    a position on a basketball team

    Synonyms:
    guard duty, safety, sentry go, safeguard, precaution, safety device, sentry duty

  11. guardverb

    to keep watch over

    "there would be men guarding the horses"

    Synonyms:
    ward, defend, hold

  12. guard, wardverb

    watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect

    "guard my possessions while I'm away"

    Synonyms:
    ward, defend, hold

  13. defend, guard, holdverb

    protect against a challenge or attack

    "Hold that position behind the trees!"; "Hold the bridge against the enemy's attacks"

    Synonyms:
    fight, book, retain, moderate, view as, support, apply, hold back, harbour, take hold, bind, deem, hold up, arrest, take, have, concord, check, make, fend for, take for, go for, throw, defy, control, harbor, oppose, keep, obligate, ward, carry, give, adjudge, entertain, nurse, accommodate, represent, curb, defend, fight back, confine, have got, restrain, withstand, agree, hold in, halt, contain, obtain, maintain, fight down, oblige, concur, keep back, sustain, prevail, reserve, admit, hold, declare, champion, bear

  14. guardverb

    take precautions in order to avoid some unwanted consequence

    "guard against becoming too friendly with the staff"; "guard against infection"

    Synonyms:
    ward, defend, hold

Editors Contribution

  1. defender

    Submitted by anonymous on May 19, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. guardverb

    Synonyms:
    protect, defend, shield, shelter, keep in safety

  2. guardverb

    Synonyms:
    watch, take care, be cautious, be vigilant

  3. guardnoun

    Synonyms:
    defence, protection, shield, security, bulwark, rampart, ægis, palladium, safeguard

  4. guardnoun

    Synonyms:
    sentinel, sentry, watch, watchman

  5. guardnoun

    Synonyms:
    convoy, escort, conduct, body of defenders

  6. guardnoun

    Synonyms:
    circumspection, care, watchfulness, caution, attention, heed

  7. guardnoun

    Synonyms:
    conductor (of a coach or of a railway train)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. guardnoun

    Synonyms:
    guardsman, watch, watchman, sentinel, patrol, sentry, picket, convoy, escort, body-guard, defense, protection, shield, safeguard, bulwark, armor, attention, heed, watch, circumspection

    Associated words:
    cordon

  2. guardverb

    Synonyms:
    protect, defend, shield, shelter, fortify, preserve

    Antonyms:
    expose

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How to use guard in a sentence?

  1. Jerry Brown:

    This will not be a mission to build a new wall. It will not be a mission to round up women and children or detain people escaping violence and seeking a better life, and National Guard will not be enforcing federal immigration laws.

  2. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe:

    Now not only police, fire department and coast guard, but also 27,000 staff of the self-defense force are on rescue, search for missing and supporting evacuation, we are to enhance the scale of operation depending on necessity.

  3. Coast Guard:

    An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka located the wreckage at 2:37 p.m. and lowered two rescue swimmers who reported no survivors.

  4. Veryan Khan:

    The CIA’s success has left AQAP both guessing and pointing fingers at how the organization’s very careful leadership has been caught so off guard, in order to complete its expansion dreams, the Islamic State either needs to win over core AQAP support or kill off its opposition letting the rest fold into its ranks. The Islamic State has the most to gain, offing of important AQAP leadership.

  5. James Akinjo:

    We wanted to stay poised, we’re the No. 1 team and everybody is going to see how you respond to situations like that. When we got down, we never panicked. I was just trying to keep us all poised. That’s my job at point guard.


Translations for guard

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  • حرس, حارسArabic
  • qorumaqAzerbaijani
  • guarda, escortaCatalan, Valencian
  • a'adahiChamorro
  • stráž, střežitCzech
  • vagt, livvagt, afskærmning, skærm, holde vagt, bevogteDanish
  • Wächter, Schutz, schützenGerman
  • φύλακας, φρουρός, φρουρά, προστασία, σκοπός, προφύλαξη, αμυντικός, φρουρώGreek
  • gardiEsperanto
  • guarda, guardia, bloque, vanguardia, tapador, protector, custodiar, guardar, vigilarSpanish
  • پاسبان, گاردPersian
  • puolustaja, suojus, vartio, vartija, turvata, vahtia, varoa, vartioida, suojata, puolustaa, [[olla]] [[varuillaan]], reunustaa, sitoaFinnish
  • garde, gardien, arrière, protection, défense, garderFrench
  • gardaIrish
  • geàrd, freiceadanScottish Gaelic
  • מִשְׁמָר, שׁוֹמֵר, שָׁמַרHebrew
  • őrHungarian
  • պահակ, պահապանArmenian
  • penjagaIndonesian
  • vörðurIcelandic
  • guardia, custodire, proteggereItalian
  • 監視者, 衛兵, ガード, 守るJapanese
  • 가드Korean
  • custodio, teneo, defendo, praesidiumLatin
  • sargs, sardze, sargātLatvian
  • vaktNorwegian
  • lijfwacht, wacht, bewaker, bewakenDutch
  • vaktNorwegian Nynorsk
  • haʼasídíNavajo, Navaho
  • strażnik, chronićPolish
  • guarda, proteger, guardar, defenderPortuguese
  • pază, apărare, apăratoare, paznic, gardian, păzitor, gardă, protecție, feri, păzi, protejaRomanian
  • стражник, страж, стража, охрана, конвоир, кожух, предохранитель, часовой, караульный, охранник, сторож, охранять, сторожить, беречь, караулитьRussian
  • čuvar, stražarSerbo-Croatian
  • branilec, stražar, stražaSlovene
  • vakt, vakta, bevakaSwedish
  • walinzi, askari, mlinziSwahili
  • guwardiya, guwardiyahanTagalog
  • охоро́нець, ва́рта, охоро́на, захисни́к, гва́рдіяUkrainian
  • היטןYiddish

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