Definitions For Guard


  • A position on a basketball team
  • (American football) a position on the line of scrimmage
  • The duty of serving as a sentry
  • A precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.
  • A device designed to prevent injury or accidents
  • A posture of defence in boxing or fencing
  • A military unit serving to protect some place or person
  • The person who plays that position on a football team
  • A person who keeps watch over something or someone
  • The person who plays the position of guard on a basketball team
  • A state in which someone is carefully looking for possible danger, threats, problems, etc.
  • A person whose job or duty is to watch and protect someone or something
  • A group of people (such as soldiers) who protect a person or place


  • Watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect
  • Protect against a challenge or attack
  • To keep watch over
  • Take precautions in order to avoid some unwanted consequence
  • To watch (someone) in order to prevent escape
  • To protect (someone or something) from danger or attack
  • To be careful about not telling or talking about (something, such as a secret)

Is Guard a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Guard is worth 7 points in Scrabble and 9 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Guard in a Sentence

  • There were dozens of police officers standing guard along the parade route.
  • Tourists gather every day to watch the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace.
  • The guard must be in place before operating the meat slicer.
  • Two policemen were assigned to guard the prisoner.
  • A tank guarded the bridge from enemy attack.
  • A police officer was stationed outside to guard the door.

Synonyms for Guard

Antonyms for Guard

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