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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Protected; defended.
  • adj. Watched over; supervised.
  • adj. Cautious; restrained: We view these changes with guarded optimism.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of guard.
  • adj. Cautious; restrained.
  • adj. Watched over; supervised.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Cautious; wary; circumspect; ; framed or uttered with caution.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Protected; defended.
  • Cautious; circumspect.
  • In heraldry, trimmed or lined, as with a fur: said of a mantle or cap of maintenance when the edge is turned up or thrown back so as to show the lining.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. prudent

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