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to keep safe from danger, attack, or harm

a person or special body of persons assigned to provide protection or keep watch over, for example

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the person who plays that position on a football team

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a device designed to prevent injury or accidents

a posture of defence in boxing or fencing

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

a military unit serving to protect some place or person

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

the duty of serving as a sentry

(American football) a position on the line of scrimmage

a position on a basketball team

watch over or shield from danger or harm

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protect against a challenge or attack

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take precautions in order to avoid some unwanted consequence

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References in classic literature ?
As the guard laid a hand upon me, she piped up with the tranquilest con- fidence, and said:
This one was in the dress of a student, and one of the guards said he was a great talker and a very elegant Latin scholar.
The likeness of every person who has entered or left the palace grounds today has been carefully examined," concluded the fellow, "and not one approaches the likeness of this new padwar of the guards, other than that which was recorded of him at the time he entered.
The time seemed long; the guide ever and anon left them to take an observation on the edge of the wood, but the guards watched steadily by the glare of the torches, and a dim light crept through the windows of the pagoda.
You are very generous, gentlemen of the Guards," said Athos, full of rancor, for Jussac was one of the aggressors of the preceding day.
Orders had just been given to the royal guards and the Swiss guards, not only to stand firm, but to send out patrols to the streets of Saint Denis and Saint Martin, where the people thronged and where they were the most vociferous, when the mayor of Paris was announced at the Palais Royal.
There we found several other guards, and with them the red Martian youth who occupied another cell upon Shador.
The guards had been schooled well in their part of the conspiracy; and I, more like a schoolboy than a seasoned warrior, ran headlong into the trap.
Their guards also are such as are used in a kingly government, not a despotic one; for the guards of their kings are his citizens, but a tyrant's are foreigners.
No police, no guards, no orders; the water free, the roads free, Monsieur d'Artagnan obliged to lend his horses, if required.
They were our Horse Guards, advancing to attack the French cavalry that was coming to meet them.
WHEN OUR GUARDS AROUSED US FROM SLEEP WE were much refreshed.
For a moment only was he halted by the guards and then he disappeared within.
Two turnkeys, an inspector, and three or four guards, made their appearance all at once, and found Cornelius still using the stick, with the knife under his foot.
So it was that the tribe was left without eyes or guards.