What is guard?

  • (noun): The person who plays the position of guard on a basketball team.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on guard:

Imperial Guard - Fiction
... The term has been used in fiction Imperial Guard, a group of alien warriors in the Marvel Comics universe that are charged with the duty of serving the Shi'ar Empire ... Emperor's Royal Guard, Emperor Palpatine's personal protectors in the Star Wars universe ... The Imperial Guard (Warhammer 40,000), the army of the Imperium in the Warhammer 40,000 tabletop miniature wargame ...
Battle Of Ligny - Battle - Napoleon Commits The Old Guard
... The artillery of the Guard, therefore, came into action above Ligny to prepare Blücher's centre for assault ... a thunderstorm but, as this passed over, the guns opened and the Old Guard, supported by the reserve cavalry – the Grenadiers à Cheval de la Garde Impériale – led by Guyot ... salvo of 60 guns gave the signal for a combined assault to be delivered by Gerard and the Guard, with Milhaud moving on their right flank ...
Guard - Others
... Guard (computer science), in programming language, an expression that directs program execution Guard (information security), a device for controlling communication between computer networks Guard (weapon), part ...
Imperial Guard
... An imperial guard or palace guard is a special group of troops (or a member thereof) of an empire, typically closely associated directly with the Emperor or Empress ... Napoleon's Imperial Guard is an example of this ... Some empires maintained guard units, such as the British Empire, which still exist ...
1993 Storm Of The Century - Impact Surrounding The Gulf of Mexico - Gulf of Mexico
... The United States Coast Guard dealt with "absolutely incredible, unbelievable" conditions within the Gulf of Mexico ... Seven of its crew died when a Coast Guard helicopter was forced back to base due to low fuel levels after rescuing three of their crew ... In all, the Coast Guard rescued 235 people from over 100 boats across the Gulf of Mexico during the tempest ...

More definitions of "guard":

  • (verb): Take precautions in order to avoid some unwanted consequence.
    Example: "Guard against becoming too friendly with the staff"; "guard against infection"
  • (noun): A group of men who escort and protect some important person.
    Synonyms: bodyguard
  • (noun): A precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc..
    Example: "We let our guard down"
    Synonyms: precaution, safeguard
  • (verb): To keep watch over.
    Example: "There would be men guarding the horses"
  • (noun): A position on a basketball team.
  • (noun): The person who plays that position on a football team.
    Example: "The left guard was injured on the play"
  • (noun): A person who keeps watch over something or someone.
  • (verb): Protect against a challenge or attack.
    Synonyms: defend, hold
  • (noun): A position on the line of scrimmage.
    Example: "Guards must be good blockers"
  • (noun): A posture of defence in boxing or fencing.
    Example: "Keep your guard up"
  • (verb): Watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect.
    Example: "Guard my possessions while I'm away"
    Synonyms: ward

Famous quotes containing the word guard:

    And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
    Bible: New Testament, Philippians 4:7.

    Faster, faster with no loss of ritual
    Stiff minions without banners, a steady guard ...
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)

    Let us guard against saying that there are laws in nature. There are merely necessities: there is no one who commands, no one who obeys, no one who transgresses. Once you understand that there are no purposes, then you also understand that nothing is accidental: for it is only in a world of purposes that the word “accident” makes sense.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)