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Gaurd vs. Guard: What's the Difference?

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"Gaurd" is a common misspelling; the correct spelling is "Guard," denoting someone or something that protects or watches over.

Which is correct: Gaurd or Guard

How to spell Guard?

Gaurd is Incorrect

Guard is Correct

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Key Differences

The word "guard" follows the common "u before a" rule, unlike "gaurd."
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Think of "guard" as related to "guardian", both have "u" before "a".
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Remember the phrase "on guard" used in fencing.
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Associate "guard" with "guarded", the "u" is before "a".
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The word "guard" rhymes with "hard," with the "u" before the "a".
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Gaurd and Guard Definitions

Gaurd

Gaurd is an incorrect spelling of Guard.
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Guard

A person who protects or watches over for security purposes.
The guard stood watch at the entrance.
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Guard

To protect or shield from harm or loss.
He guards his personal information closely.
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Guard

To watch over (a place or person, for example) in order to keep from being damaged, robbed, or injured
Guard a bank.
Guarding a witness.
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Guard

To supervise the entry and exit through; keep watch at
Guard a door.
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Guard

To watch over so as to prevent escape or violence
Guard a prisoner.
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Guard

To keep from risk or curtailment; ensure the safety or integrity of
Jealously guarded his success.
Carefully guarded her privacy.
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Guard

(Sports) To keep (an opposing player) from scoring or playing effectively, usually by remaining close to the player to disrupt offensive play.
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Guard

To maintain control over, as to prevent indiscretion
Guard what you say.
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Guard

To furnish (a device or object) with a part that protects people from harm or injury.
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Guard

(Archaic) To escort as a guard.
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Guard

To take precautions
Guarded against illness by getting exercise.
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Guard

To serve as a guard.
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Guard

A person who protects, keeps watch, or acts as a sentinel
A prison guard.
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Guard

The act or duty of guarding.
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Guard

Protection; watch
The sheepdog kept guard over the herd.
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Guard

Something that gives protection; a safeguard
A guard against tooth decay.
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Guard

An attachment or covering put on a machine to protect the operator or a part of the machine.
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Guard

A device on a foil, sword, or knife that protects the hand.
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Guard

A padded covering worn to protect a body part from injury
A shin guard.
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Guard

A small chain or band attached to a watch or bracelet to prevent loss.
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Guard

A ring worn to prevent a more valuable ring from sliding off the finger.
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Guard

An honor guard.
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Guard

Chiefly British A railway employee in charge of a train.
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Guard

(Football) One of the two offensive linemen on either side of the center.
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Guard

(Basketball) Either of the two players normally positioned in the backcourt who are responsible for bringing the ball to and initiating offensive plays from the frontcourt.
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Guard

(Sports) A defensive position or stance, as in boxing or fencing.
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Guard

(Electronics) A signal that prevents accidental activation of a device or ambiguous interpretation of data.
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Guard

A person who, or thing that, protects or watches over something.
The prison guard unlocked the door of the cell.
After completing the repairs, he replaced the sump guard.
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Guard

(Ireland) A garda; a police officer.
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Guard

(military) A squad responsible for protecting something.
The president inspected the guard of honour.
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Guard

The part of a sword that protects the wielder's hand.
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Guard

A part of a machine which blocks access to dangerous parts.
The motorcycle mechanic removed the damaged chain guard.
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Guard

A watchchain.
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Guard

(Australia) A panel of a car that encloses the wheel area, especially the front wheels.
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Guard

(uncountable) A state of caution; posture of defence.
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Guard

Something worn to protect part of the body, e.g. the shins in cricket.
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Guard

(basketball) A relatively short player, playing farther from the basket than a forward or centre.
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Guard

(cricket) The position on the popping crease where a batsman makes a mark to align himself with the wicket; see take guard.
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Guard

(American football) Either of two offensive positions between the centre and each of the offensive tackles, whose main responsibilities are to protect the quarterback, and open up "holes" through which offensive players can run.
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Guard

(martial arts) A ground grappling position in which one combatant has their back to the ground while attempting to control the other combatant using their legs.
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Guard

(sports) A player playing a position named guard.
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Guard

(rail) An employee, normally travelling in the last vehicle of a train, responsible for the safety of the train.
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Guard

A Boolean expression that must evaluate to true for a branch of program execution to continue.
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Guard

(aviation) The aircraft emergency frequency, a radio frequency reserved for emergency communications, typically 121.5MHz for civilian use.
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Guard

To protect from danger; to secure against surprise, attack, or injury; to keep in safety; to defend.
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Guard

To keep watch over, in order to prevent escape or restrain from acts of violence, or the like.
Guard the prisoner.
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Guard

To watch by way of caution or defense; to be caution; to be in a state or position of defense or safety.
Careful people guard against mistakes.
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Guard

To protect the edge of, especially with an ornamental border; hence, to face or ornament with lists, laces, etc.
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Guard

To fasten by binding; to gird.
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Guard

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.
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Guard

To keep watch over, in order to prevent escape or restrain from acts of violence, or the like.
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Guard

To protect the edge of, esp. with an ornamental border; hence, to face or ornament with lists, laces, etc.
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Guard

To fasten by binding; to gird.
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Guard

To watch by way of caution or defense; to be cautious; to be in a state or position of defense or safety; as, careful persons guard against mistakes.
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Guard

One who, or that which, guards from injury, danger, exposure, or attack; defense; protection.
His greatness was no guard to bar heaven's shaft.
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Guard

A man, or body of men, stationed to protect or control a person or position; a watch; a sentinel.
The guard which kept the door of the king's house.
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Guard

One who has charge of a mail coach or a railway train; a conductor.
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Guard

Any fixture or attachment designed to protect or secure against injury, soiling, or defacement, theft or loss
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Guard

A posture of defense in fencing, and in bayonet and saber exercise.
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Guard

An expression or admission intended to secure against objections or censure.
They have expressed themselves with as few guards and restrictions as I.
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Guard

Watch; heed; care; attention; as, to keep guard.
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Guard

The fibrous sheath which covers the phragmacone of the Belemnites.
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Guard

A person who keeps watch over something or someone
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Guard

The person who plays that position on a football team;
The left guard was injured on the play
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Guard

A device designed to prevent injury
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Guard

A posture of defence in boxing or fencing;
Keep your guard up
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Guard

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

A group of men who escort and protect some important person
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Guard

A precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.;
He put an ice pack on the injury as a precaution
An insurance policy is a good safeguard
We let our guard down
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Guard

The duty of serving as a sentry;
He was on guard that night
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Guard

A position on the line of scrimmage;
Guards must be good blockers
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Guard

A position on a basketball team
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Guard

To keep watch over;
There would be men guarding the horses
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Guard

Watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect;
Guard my possessions while I'm away
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Guard

Protect against a challenge or attack;
Hold that position behind the trees!
Hold the bridge against the enemy's attacks
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Guard

Take precautions in order to avoid some unwanted consequence;
Guard against becoming too friendly with the staff
Guard against infection
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Guard

A protective device covering a risk or hazard.
Always use a guard when operating machinery.
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Guard

The act of keeping safe from danger.
She was on guard while hiking in bear territory.
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Guard

A posture ensuring readiness or defense.
The boxer was up and in his guard.
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FAQs

What is the verb form of Guard?

"Guard" (as in "to guard").
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What is the pronunciation of Guard?

/ɡɑrd/.
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What is the root word of Guard?

The Old French word "garde."
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Which vowel is used before Guard?

"A" as in "a guard."
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What is the singular form of Guard?

"Guard."
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What is the plural form of Guard?

"Guards."
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Which conjunction is used with Guard?

"And" as in "guard and protect."
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Is Guard an adverb?

No.
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Why is it called Guard?

The term "guard" is derived from the Old French "garde," meaning to protect or defend.
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Which preposition is used with Guard?

"On" as in "on guard."
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Is Guard a collective noun?

No.
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Is Guard a negative or positive word?

Neutral, but context can determine its tone.
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Is Guard a countable noun?

Yes.
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Is the word Guard imperative?

It can be used as an imperative verb, e.g., "Guard this with your life!"
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How do we divide Guard into syllables?

Guard is one syllable, so it isn't divided.
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What is another term for Guard?

Protector or sentinel.
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What is the opposite of Guard?

Attacker or assailant.
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What is the third form of Guard?

"Guarded."
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Which article is used with Guard?

Both "a" and "the" can be used, depending on the context.
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Is Guard a vowel or consonant?

"Guard" is a word, not a single letter.
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How many syllables are in Guard?

One syllable.
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What part of speech is Guard?

Noun, verb, and occasionally an adjective.
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Is Guard an abstract noun?

No.
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Which determiner is used with Guard?

"This" as in "this guard."
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What is the second form of Guard?

"Guarded."
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How is Guard used in a sentence?

"The museum had a guard at every entrance."
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Is Guard a noun or adjective?

Primarily a noun, but can function as a verb and occasionally as an adjective.
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Is the Guard term a metaphor?

Not inherently, but can be used metaphorically.
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What is a stressed syllable in Guard?

The entire word "guard" is stressed, as it's a single syllable.
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What is the first form of Guard?

"Guard" (as in "to guard").
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