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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Guard  \Guard\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Guarded};  p.  pr  &,  vb  n. 
  {Gurding}.]  [OF.  guarder,  garder,  warder,  F.  garder,  fr  OHG. 
  wart?n  to  be  on  the  watch,  await,  G.  marten.  See  {Ward},  v.  & 
  n.,  and  cf  {Guard},  n.] 
  1.  To  protect  from  danger;  to  secure  against  surprise, 
  attack,  or  injury;  to  keep  in  safety;  to  defend;  to 
  shelter;  to  shield  from  surprise  or  attack;  to  protect  by 
  attendance;  to  accompany  for  protection;  to  care  for 
 
  For  Heaven  still  guards  the  right  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  keep  watch  over  in  order  to  prevent  escape  or  restrain 
  from  acts  of  violence,  or  the  like 
 
  3.  To  protect  the  edge  of  esp.  with  an  ornamental  border; 
  hence  to  face  or  ornament  with  lists,  laces,  etc 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Guarded  \Guard"ed\,  a. 
  Cautious;  wary;  circumspect;  as  he  was  guarded  in  his 
  expressions;  framed  or  uttered  with  caution;  as  his 
  expressions  were  guarded.  --  {Guard"edly},  adv  -- 
  {Guard"ed*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  guarded 
  adj  1:  very  reluctant  to  give  out  information  [syn:  {noncommittal}, 
  {unrevealing}] 
  2:  prudent;  "guarded  optimism"  [syn:  {restrained}] 




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