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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.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. guard(noun)

    a person who keeps watch over something or someone

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

  2. guard(noun)

    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 device(noun)

    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. guard(noun)

    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. guard(noun)

    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. guard(noun)

    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, guard(noun)

    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 go(noun)

    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. guard(noun)

    (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. guard(verb)

    a position on a basketball team

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

  11. guard(verb)

    to keep watch over

    "there would be men guarding the horses"

    Synonyms:
    ward, defend, hold

  12. guard, ward(verb)

    watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect

    "guard my possessions while I'm away"

    Synonyms:
    ward, defend, hold

  13. defend, guard, hold(verb)

    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. guard(verb)

    take precautions in order to avoid some unwanted consequence

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

    Synonyms:
    ward, defend, hold

Wiktionary

  1. guard(noun)

    Synonyms:
    fender

  2. guard(noun)

    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.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. guard(v. a.)

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

  2. guard(v. n.)

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

  3. guard(n.)

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

  4. guard(n.)

    Synonyms:
    sentinel, sentry, watch, watchman

  5. guard(n.)

    Synonyms:
    convoy, escort, conduct, body of defenders

  6. guard(n.)

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

  7. guard(n.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. guard(n)

    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. guard(v)

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

    Antonyms:
    expose

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How to use guard in a sentence?

  1. Jeff Kravetz:

    I think markets were really caught off guard today, that's why you are seeing a huge risk-off trade.

  2. Oscar Nilsson:

    He is clearly observing something, like a guard or a hunter, can he see us? If so, he would be just as surprised as we are. Almost 8,000 years separates us, genetically we are so alike, but we must accept there are huge differences in how we look at the world.

  3. Joe Kan:

    MUOS is going to bring a lot of capability, it’s a very pervasive system, used by all the services – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and other partners.

  4. Tony Evers:

    Our members of The National Guard will be on hand to support local first responders, ensure Kenoshans are able to assemble safely, and to protect critical infrastructure as necessary.

  5. Thanya Kiatsarn:

    He attacked the guard to the weapon arsenal, who later died, and he stole an official jeep and an HK33 gun and an amount of ammunition to do what he did.

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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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