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  Dictionary Definition of guarder

verb (t)
1. to keep safe from harm; protect; watch over.
2. to keep under close watch in order to prevent escape, outbreaks, etc.: to guard a prisoner.
3. to keep in check, from caution or prudence: to guard the tongue.
4. to provide with some safeguard or protective appliance, etc.
-- verb (i)
5. to give protection; keep watch; be watchful.
-- noun
6. one who guards, protects, or keeps a protecting or restraining watch.
7. one who keeps watch over prisoners or others under restraint.
8. a body of men, especially soldiers, charged with guarding a place from disturbance, theft, fire, etc.
9. restraining watch, as over a prisoner or other person under restraint: to be kept under close guard.
10. a contrivance, appliance, or attachment designed for guarding against injury, loss, etc.
11. something intended or serving to guard or protect; a safeguard.
12. a posture of defence or readiness, as in fencing, boxing, bayonet drill, etc.
13. American Football either of two players holding a position of defence at the right and left of the centre, in the forward line.
14. Basketball one of the defensive players in a team.
15. an official in general charge of a railway train.
16. Printing a narrow strip of paper or other material sewn into a book to hold an extra sheet, as a throw-out map.
-- phrase
17. guard against, to take precautions against: to guard against errors.
18. off guard ; off one's guard, unprepared to meet a sudden attack; unwary.
19. on guard ; on one's guard, watchful or vigilant against attack; cautious; wary.
20. take guard, Cricket to position the bat on the wicket in relation to one of the stumps immediately prior to batting.
[ME garde, from F, of Gmc origin; see WARD ]
-- guardable, adjective -- guarder, noun