Definitions

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

  • noun An expert swimmer trained and employed to watch over other swimmers, as at a beach or swimming pool.
  • intransitive verb To work or serve as a lifeguard.

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

  • noun A guard of the life or person; a guard that attends a prince or other person; a bodyguard.
  • noun An attendant, usually an expert swimmer, employed to save swimmers in trouble or near drowning at a body of water.
  • noun A lifesaver.
  • noun rail transport A sturdy metal bracket affixed in front of each of the leading wheels of a train to deflect small objects away from the wheels to prevent derailment.

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

  • noun an attendant employed at a beach or pool to protect swimmers from accidents

Etymologies

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From life +‎ guard. Compare German Leibgarde ("bodyguard"), Danish livgarde ("bodyguard"), Swedish livgarde ("bodyguard"). Compare also Old English līfweard ("guardian of life").

Examples

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  • You know the city is not worried about its image when uses a downtown lot for long-term lifeguard tower storage and weed cultivation ...

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  • You know the city is not worried about its image when uses a downtown lot for long-term lifeguard tower storage and weed cultivation ...

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  • You know the city is not worried about its image when uses a downtown lot for long-term lifeguard tower storage and weed cultivation ...

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  • You know the city is not worried about its image when uses a downtown lot for long-term lifeguard tower storage and weed cultivation ...

    The Daily News - News

  • You know the city is not worried about its image when uses a downtown lot for long-term lifeguard tower storage and weed cultivation ...

    The Daily News - News

  • You know the city is not worried about its image when uses a downtown lot for long-term lifeguard tower storage and weed cultivation ...

    The Daily News - News

  • You know the city is not worried about its image when uses a downtown lot for long-term lifeguard tower storage and weed cultivation ...

    The Daily News - News

  • You know the city is not worried about its image when uses a downtown lot for long-term lifeguard tower storage and weed cultivation ...

    The Daily News - News

  • You know the city is not worried about its image when uses a downtown lot for long-term lifeguard tower storage and weed cultivation ...

    The Daily News - News

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