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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Protected; defended.
  • adjective Watched over; supervised.
  • adjective Cautious; restrained.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of guard.
  • adjective Cautious; restrained.
  • adjective Watched over; supervised.

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

  • adjective prudent

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