the imperial guard created in 1804 by Napoleon: it made the last French charge at Waterloo.
(in the U.S.) the conservative element of any political party, especially the Republican Party.
(usually lowercase) the influential, established, more conservative members of any body, group, movement, etc.:
the old guard of New York society.
a group that works for a long-established or old-fashioned cause or principle
the conservative element in a political party or other group
the French imperial guard created by Napoleon in 1804
[gahr-dahyz-uh m] /ˈgɑr daɪz əm/ noun 1. political conservatism.
[ohl-duh m; locally ou-duh m] /ˈoʊl dəm; locally ˈaʊ dəm/ noun 1. a city in Greater Manchester, in NW England. /ˈəʊldəm/ noun 1. a town in NW England, in Oldham unitary authority, Greater Manchester. Pop: 103 544 (2001) 2. a unitary authority in NW England, in Greater Manchester. Pop: 218 100 (2003 est). Area: 141 […]
noun 1. a person who is experienced in or familiar with a subject, area, procedure, etc.: The guide you just hired is an old hand at leading safaris. noun 1. a person who is skilled at something through long experience 2. (Austral, informal) (in the 19th century) an ex-convict 3. (Austral, informal) a person who […]
noun 1. Older Use. the devil; Satan. noun 1. (informal) a jocular name for Satan