a person who guards, protects, or preserves.
Law. a person who is entrusted by law with the care of the person or property, or both, of another, as a minor or someone legally incapable of managing his or her own affairs.
the superior of a Franciscan convent.
a guardian deity.
one who looks after, protects, or defends: the guardian of public morals
(law) someone legally appointed to manage the affairs of a person incapable of acting for himself, as a minor or person of unsound mind
(social welfare) (in England) a local authority, or person accepted by it, named under the Mental Health Act 1983 as having the powers to require a mentally disordered person to live at a specified place, attend for treatment, and be accessible to a doctor or social worker
(often capital) (in England) another word for custos
protecting or safeguarding
noun 1. a weapon consisting of a metal tube, with mechanical attachments, from which projectiles are shot by the force of an explosive; a piece of ordnance. 2. any portable firearm, as a rifle, shotgun, or revolver. 3. a long-barreled cannon having a relatively flat trajectory. 4. any device for shooting something under pressure: a […]
noun 1. a person who operates a gun or cannon. 2. Army. an occupational title in the artillery. 3. Navy. a person skilled in handling ammunition and gunnery equipment. 4. Marine Corps. a warrant officer who may be given any one of a number of assignments. 5. British. Military. a private in the artillery. Informal. […]
noun, Zoology. 1. a growth of short hair lying beneath a longer growth; undercoat.
noun 1. a tool consisting of a solid head, usually of metal, set crosswise on a handle, used for beating metals, driving nails, etc. 2. any of various instruments or devices resembling this in form, action, or use, as a gavel, a mallet for playing the xylophone, or a lever that strikes the bell in […]