Synonyms for (noun) guard

Synonyms: guard

Definition: a position on a basketball team

Similar words: position

Definition: (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player

Usage: what position does he play?


Synonyms: guard

Definition: (American football) a position on the line of scrimmage

Usage: guards must be good blockers

Similar words: lineman

Definition: (American football) the position of a player on a football team who is stationed on the line of scrimmage


Synonyms: sentry duty, sentry go, guard, guard duty

Definition: the duty of serving as a sentry

Usage: he was on guard that night

Similar words: assignment, duty assignment

Definition: a duty that you are assigned to perform (especially in the armed forces)

Usage: hazardous duty


Synonyms: safeguard, precaution, guard

Definition: a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.

Usage: he put an ice pack on the injury as a precaution; an insurance policy is a good safeguard; we let our guard down

Similar words: step, measure

Definition: any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal

Usage: the situation called for strong measures; the police took steps to reduce crime


Synonyms: safety, safety device, guard

Definition: a device designed to prevent injury or accidents

Similar words: device

Definition: an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

Usage: the device is small enough to wear on your wrist; a device intended to conserve water


Synonyms: guard

Definition: a posture of defence in boxing or fencing

Usage: keep your guard up

Similar words: position, posture, attitude

Definition: the arrangement of the body and its limbs

Usage: he assumed an attitude of surrender


Synonyms: guard

Definition: a military unit serving to protect some place or person

Similar words: military force, military group, military unit, force

Definition: a unit that is part of some military service

Usage: he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men


Synonyms: guard

Definition: the person who plays that position on a football team

Usage: the left guard was injured on the play

Similar words: lineman

Definition: one of the players on the line of scrimmage


Synonyms: guard

Definition: a person who keeps watch over something or someone

Similar words: defender, shielder, guardian, protector

Definition: a person who cares for persons or property


Synonyms: guard

Definition: the person who plays the position of guard on a basketball team

Similar words: basketball player, basketeer, cager

Definition: an athlete who plays basketball

Synonyms for (verb) guard

Synonyms: guard, ward

Definition: watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect

Usage: guard my possessions while I'm away

Similar words: protect

Definition: shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage

Usage: Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain


Synonyms: guard, hold, defend

Definition: protect against a challenge or attack

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

Similar words: protect

Definition: shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage

Usage: Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain


Synonyms: guard

Definition: to keep watch over

Usage: there would be men guarding the horses

Similar words: keep an eye on, follow, observe, watch, watch over

Definition: follow with the eyes or the mind

Usage: Keep an eye on the baby, please!; The world is watching Sarajevo; She followed the men with the binoculars


Synonyms: guard

Definition: take precautions in order to avoid some unwanted consequence

Usage: guard against becoming too friendly with the staff; guard against infection

Similar words: move, act

Definition: perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

Usage: think before you act; We must move quickly; The governor should act on the new energy bill; The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel