a metal frame used in a car to contain pet dogs
A guard dog is a fierce dog that has been specially trained to protect a particular place.
If someone is caught off-guard, they are not expecting a surprise or danger that suddenly occurs.
If you refer to a group of people as the old guard, you mean that they have worked in a particular organization for a very long time and are unwilling to accept new ideas or practices .
If someone is on guard, they are on duty and responsible for guarding a particular place or person.
a member of a Chinese youth movement that attempted to effect the Cultural Revolution (1965–71)
a guard who is carrying a gun
a governmental force employed to defend a nation's coasts, prevent smuggling, aid vessels in distress, maintain lighthouses, etc.
the persons carrying and escorting the colors ( flag ) in a parade, ceremony, etc.
a guard used to protect a player's face
(of an umpire ) to indicate the batsman's position relative to the stumps
a space left vacant between two radio frequency bands, or between two tracks on a magnetic tape recording, to avoid mutual interference
one of a pair of crescent-shaped cells that surround a pore ( stoma ) in the epidermis . Changes in the turgidity of the cells cause the opening and closing of the stoma
the work of guarding a place or person
any of the coarse hairs that form the outer fur in certain mammals, rising above the underfur
an extra ring worn to prevent another from slipping off the finger
a volunteer part-time military force recruited for the defence of the United Kingdom in World War II
An honor guard is a group of troops who formally greet or accompany someone special such as a visiting head of state.
a special cavalry brigade assigned to the British royal household
a Romanian fascist party that ceased to exist after World War II
If you mount guard or if you mount a guard, you organize people to watch or protect a person or place.
the defensive lineman whose position in a three-man or five-man line is directly opposite the offensive center
the position of the player responsible for directing the team's attacking play
a military detachment to protect the rear of a main force or body
a piece of tough protective clothing that you wear to cover your lower legs in some sports, such as football, ice hockey, baseball or rugby
If you stand guard, you stand near a particular person or place because you are responsible for watching or protecting them.
the bodyguard of the pope, recruited from Swiss nationals
(of a batsman ) to choose a position in front of the wicket to receive the bowling, esp by requesting the umpire to indicate his or her position relative to the stumps
If someone is under guard, they are being guarded.
a short chain, cord, or ribbon for securing a watch when worn on the person
a military unit sent ahead of a main body to find gaps in enemy defences, clear away minor opposition, and prevent unexpected contact
a guard stationed on a border between countries
A cattle guard is the same as a → cattle grid .
a military guard in a parade, ceremony, etc, that carries and escorts the flag or regimental colours
If you guard against something, you are careful to prevent it from happening, or to avoid being affected by it.
→ another name for guard of honour
→ nose guard
an officer in charge of prisoners in a jail
(esp in the US) a detachment under command of the provost marshal
a loop round a trigger, which prevents the gun being fired accidentally
→ school (crossing) guard
The guard's van of a train is a small carriage or part of a carriage in which the guard travels.
In the United States, the National Guard is a military force within an individual state, which can become part of the national army if there is a war or emergency .
a guard who works for Securicor
A security guard is someone whose job is to protect a building or to collect and deliver large amounts of money.
the player responsible for attempting long-range shots
→ the Varangian Guard
a squad commanded by a corporal
off your guard:
not prepared for something when it happens so that you do not react normally