guarding, present participle; guards, 3rd person singular present; guarded, past participle; guarded, past tense;
Watch over to keep safe
they were sent to guard villagers from attack by bandits
Watch over in order to control entry and exit
the gates were guarded by uniformed soldiers
Watch over (someone) to prevent them from escaping
police officers were guarding inmates who could not be accommodated in prison
Take precautions against
farmers must guard against sudden changes in the market
Protect against damage or harm
the company fiercely guarded its independence
Stay close to (an opponent) in order to prevent a good shot, pass, or drive
Cover or equip (a part of a machine) with a device to protect the operator
A person who keeps watch, esp. a soldier or other person formally assigned to protect a person or to control access to a place
a security guard
he distracted the soldier on guard duty
A body of soldiers serving to protect a place or person
the hound belonged to a member of the castle's guard
The household troops of the British army
A prison warder
An official who rides on and is in general charge of a train
Each of two offensive players positioned either side of the center
Each of two backcourt players chiefly responsible for running the team's offense
A device worn or fitted to prevent injury or damage
a retractable blade guard
A chain attached to a watch or bracelet to prevent loss
A ring worn to prevent another ring from falling off the finger
A piece of metal placed to protect an operator from the potentially dangerous parts of a machine
A defensive posture adopted in a boxing, fencing, or martial arts contest or in a fight
this kick can curl around an otherwise effective guard
A state of caution, vigilance, or preparedness against adverse circumstances
he let his guard slip enough to make some unwise comments
a person who keeps watch over something or someone
to keep watch over; "there would be men guarding the horses"
the person who plays that position on a football team; "the left guard was injured on the play"
watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect; "guard my possessions while I'm away"
a device designed to prevent injury or accidents
defend: protect against a challenge or attack; "Hold that position behind the trees!"; "Hold the bridge against the enemy's attacks"
In American and Canadian football, a guard (G) is a player that lines up between the center and the tackles on the offensive line of a football team.
The three basketball positions normally employed by organized basketball teams are guard, forward, and center. More specifically, they can be classified into the five positions: point guard, shooting guard, small forward, power forward, and center. ...
In computer programming, a guard is a boolean expression that must evaluate to true if the program execution is to continue in the branch in question. The term is used at least in Haskell, Clean, Erlang, occam, Promela and OCaml programming languages. ...
The guard, or in Judo sometimes referred to colloquially as do-osae, "trunk hold" ; in Catch Wrestling, the "front body scissor", is a ground grappling position where one combatant has their back to the ground, while holding the other combatant using the legs. ...
The Guardians of Time (known also as The Guard) is a fictional society dedicated to preserving history against the attempts of the Order of Chaos to alter it. It is headed by a sexless immortal called Lorian, who is backed by a Tribunal of nine members, each a representative of a house.
The hilt (sometimes called the haft) of a sword is its handle, consisting of a guard, grip and pommel. The guard may contain a crossguard or quillons. A tassel or sword knot may be attached to the guard or pommel.
a person (or thing) who protects or watches over something; A squad responsible for protecting something; a part of a machine which blocks access to dangerous parts; panel of a car which encloses the wheel area, especially the front wheels; A relatively short player, playing farther from the ...
(Guards) The two players who typically move the ball from the backcourt into the frontcourt and then position themselves farthest from the basket.
(Guards) Marozzo had 13 guards to be used with a cut and thrust sword. Agrippa, who used the rapier, reduced these to four main guards.
(Guards) Rows of Fur upon the dexter side of Peer's Mantles and denote the rank, viz. Four guards for a Duke, Three and half for a Marquis. Three for an Earl. Two and a half for a Viscount and Two for a Baron.
(Guards) Strips of paper inserted in the backs of books intended for the insertion of plates, to prevent the book being uneven when filled; also the strips upon which plates are mounted.
(The Guards) Irish term for the Garda Síochána; (Garda Síochána na hÉireann – Irish for “Guard(ians) of the Peace of Ireland”).
(guards) A guard is a fixed part inside a lock to prevent false keys from turning, or to prevent an instrument from reaching the bolt or levers.
(guards) the 2 players on each team who are the smallest on the court; they usually handle setting up plays and passing to teammates closer to the basket.
a narrow strip of paper or linen pasted to a single leaf to allow sewing into a section for binding.
An offensive position played primarily at the perimeter, or away from the basket.
An acrylic resin appliance designed to stabilize and protect the teeth from traumatic effects of bruxism or other bad occlusal habits. (See Bruxism)
This means exactly what it says. Guards are programs or program elements that have a protective role, meaning that they protect the computer or parts of the computer from particular attacks.
The guard is when both opponents are engaged in grappling on the ground with one on top of the other. The fighter on the bottom is on his back, facing up, with his legs between him and the fighter on top. ...