Textual thesaurus for "guard"

(noun) sentry duty, sentry go, guard duty

the duty of serving as a sentry

he was on guard that night

(noun) safeguard, precaution

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

(noun) safety, safety device

a device designed to prevent injury or accidents

(verb) ward

watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect

guard my possessions while I'm away

(verb) hold, defend

protect against a challenge or attack

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