American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See honor guard.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Mil.) a guard appointed to receive or to accompany eminent persons.
- n. an escort for a distinguished guest or for the casket at a military funeral
“So Galba told me he was going outdoors to spend this night with his men, organizing a guard of honor to restore his own.”
“They found the coffin covered by a large American flag, on which lay a wreath of laurel and palms; around it stood a guard of honor composed of girl students of Rochester University in their college caps and gowns.”
“A guard of honor awaited their Majesties, ranged around this rural monument, at their head an old marshal of the camp, M. de Noe, more than eighty years of age.”
“Then, with a guard of honor to the railroad station and with mourning dignitaries in procession, John Pelham's body began its long, last journey home to Alabama.”
“In a moment a guard of honor was formed, and the tattered figure was conducted to the Capitol, placed in the speaker's chair, and for the first and only time in his life, Simon Kenton received some portion of the respect and homage to which his deeds entitled him.”
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