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1. guard

noun. ['ˈgɑːrd'] a person who keeps watch over something or someone.

Synonyms

  • porter
  • ostiary
  • hall porter
  • guardian
  • door guard
  • doorkeeper
  • screener
  • security guard
  • defender
  • halberdier
  • watcher
  • watchman
  • shielder
  • bouncer
  • doorman
  • chucker-out
  • protector

Antonyms

  • insecurity
  • insecureness
  • danger
  • diffidence

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Rhymes with Guard

  • disregard
  • marquard
  • hypercard
  • drouillard
  • brouillard
  • avant-garde
  • rouillard
  • hilyard
  • guinyard
  • giscard
  • gilyard
  • gaspard
  • discard
  • disbarred
  • coulthard
  • couillard
  • chouinard
  • buzard
  • bunyard
  • broussard
  • brossard
  • bongard
  • bombard
  • bolyard
  • belgard
  • suchard
  • rocard
  • ricard
  • revard
  • retard

How do you pronounce guard?

Pronounce guard as gɑrd.

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How to spell guard? Is it garde? Or gerd? Common misspellings are:

  • garde
  • gerd

Sentences with guard


1. Verb, base form
All count as confidential information that child care facilities must guard to protect children and parents alike.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Tape the neck guard below the neck band so that it covers your neck.

Quotes about guard


1. Deep in the meadow, hidden far awayA cloak of leaves, a moonbeam rayForget your woes and let your troubles layAnd when it's morning again, they'll wash awayHere it's safe, here it's warmHere the daisies guard you from every harmHere your dreams are sweet and tomorrow brings them trueHere is the place where I love you.
- Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

2. Your friend's poetry is terrible,"he said.Clary blinked, caught momentarily off guard. "What?""I said his poetry was terrible. It sounds like he ate a dictionary and started vomiting up words at random.
- Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

3. Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.
- George Sand

2. guard

verb. ['ˈgɑːrd'] watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect.

Synonyms

  • protect
  • shepherd

Antonyms

  • disagree
  • lose
  • discontinue

3. guard

verb. ['ˈgɑːrd'] to keep watch over.

Synonyms

  • keep guard
  • patrol
  • watch over
  • stand watch
  • watch
  • follow
  • baby-sit
  • stand sentinel
  • sit
  • stand guard
  • keep an eye on
  • observe

Antonyms

  • let
  • uncover
  • prosecute
  • unerect

4. guard

noun. ['ˈgɑːrd'] a device designed to prevent injury or accidents.

Synonyms

  • device
  • safety lock
  • fender
  • safety device
  • safety

Antonyms

  • attraction
  • centrifugal force
  • adduct
  • push

5. guard

noun. ['ˈgɑːrd'] the person who plays that position on a football team.

Antonyms

  • unlisted security

6. guard

verb. ['ˈgɑːrd'] protect against a challenge or attack.

Synonyms

  • hold
  • defend

Antonyms

  • defy
  • surrender
  • exclude

7. guard

noun. ['ˈgɑːrd'] a posture of defence in boxing or fencing.

Synonyms

  • position
  • attitude

Antonyms

  • abduct
  • decompress
  • extraterritorial

8. guard

noun. ['ˈgɑːrd'] (American football) a position on the line of scrimmage.

Synonyms

  • lineman
  • eleven

Antonyms

  • violate
  • disoblige
  • predate

9. guard

noun. ['ˈgɑːrd'] the person who plays the position of guard on a basketball team.

Synonyms

  • cager
  • basketeer

Antonyms

  • attack
  • derestrict
  • deny

10. guard

verb. ['ˈgɑːrd'] take precautions in order to avoid some unwanted consequence.

Synonyms

  • act

Antonyms

  • erect
  • gracefulness
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