American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A person or group of persons, usually armed, responsible for the safety of one or more other persons.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who protects or defends the person; a life-guard; collectively, the guard charged with the protection of some person, as a prince or an officer; hence, retinue; attendance; following.
- n. A person or group of persons, often armed, responsible for protecting an individual.
- v. transitive To act as bodyguard for (someone); figuratively, to protect.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A guard or group of guards to protect or defend the person; a lifeguard.
- n. Retinue; attendance; following.
- v. accompany and protect from physical harm
- n. someone who escorts and protects a prominent person
- n. a group of men who escort and protect some important person
- body + guard (Wiktionary)
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“Horrocks, a salvager and the King's former bodyguard, is called upon by the Queen to find the missing King who's gone into hiding after a failed assassination attempt that took the life of one of his sons.”
“And then we have also had that request for those individuals who -- without using the word bodyguard - have a male presence.”
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