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1. Brit the official in charge of a train
2. Sport an article of light tough material worn to protect any of various parts of the body
3. Basketball
a. the position of the two players in a team who play furthest from the basket
b. a player in this position
4. the posture of defence or readiness in fencing, boxing, cricket, etc.
5. take guard Cricket (of a batsman) to choose a position in front of the wicket to receive the bowling, esp by requesting the umpire to indicate his position relative to the stumps
6. give guard Cricket (of an umpire) to indicate such a position to a batsman



an armed detachment appointed to protect and defend military objectives or to render military honors.

In the Soviet armed forces there are garrison (camp) and interior (ship) guards and honor guards. Garrison and interior guards are composed of the commander of the guard, who may be an officer or a sergeant, depending on the importance of the object and the number of posts; privates of the guard, their number depending on the number of posts and shifts; and if necesssary a deputy commander and corporals of the guard. For the protection and defense of the military objects, sentries are assigned—armed soldiers (privates of the guard) directly in charge of the protection and defense of the posts entrusted to them.

Honor guards are appointed for the welcome at the garrison of the chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, the chairman of the Council of Ministers of the USSR, the generalissimo of the Soviet Union, the minister of defense of the USSR, marshals of the Soviet Union, and admirals of the Fleet of the Soviet Union. Moreover, an honor guard may also be assigned to banners carried at formal sessions, the unveiling of state monuments, the welcome and escorting of representatives of foreign states, and the funerals of servicemen and of civilians who have rendered special services to the state. An honor guard is composed of infantry units from platoon to company level and a band. An honor guard may also be composed only of officers and sergeants.



A shield or other fixture designed to protect against injury.
(mining engineering)
A support in front of a roll train to guide the bar into the groove.


1. In functional programming, a Boolean expression attached to a function definition specifying when (for what arguments) that definition is appropriate.

2. In (parallel) logic programming, a Boolean expression which is used to select a clause from several alternative matching clauses.

See Guarded Horn Clauses.

3. In parallel languages, a Boolean expression which specifies when an message may be sent or received.
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RULED OUT Stand Guard (left) was withdrawn from a race at Southwell on Tuesday
Stand Guard ridden by Tom Queally (left) was victorious at Southwell
Indian police officials stand guard outside the house of Hindu hardline Shiv Sena party leader Bal Thackeray after news of his death was announced in Mumbai
A cardboard cutout of actress Angelina Jolie in her `Tomb Raider' costume appears to stand guard over the quiet town of Drain on Monday afternoon from the window of Betty's Tourist Trap store on First Street.
They lay him down and stand guard over him for several minutes, then they take turns beating him.
The radiator steam traps stand guard at the outlet of each radiator "rung.
Fisher has been working for months on the preliminary carving of a 14-foot-high and four-foot-wide monumental marble horse that will stand guard at Camden Monument Place in Fairfax.
The 11-year-old, who has 24 wins to his name on artificial surfaces, has been sidelined since being a late withdrawal from an intended showdown with the current record-holder Stand Guard at Southwell in January.
Armed police stand guard in Lawson Road, Colwyn Bay
Two Garda officers dispatched to stand guard at the doors of the maternity ward were the first to buy Avril Boyne a card to congratulate her on the new arrival.
2) Mannequins in vintage military uniforms stand guard near the Lockheed exhibit at the expanded museum complex.
He's a lovely dog and obviously very loyal to stand guard like he did.