1. A person who is present.
2. One who attends or waits on another.
ETYM Cf. Old Fren. award, awart, esgart. Related to Award.
1. A grant made by a law court; SYN. awarding.
2. A tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; SYN. accolade, honor, honour, laurels.
ETYM Old Fren. baillif, French bailli, custodian, magistrate, from Latin bajulus porter. Related to Bail to deliver.
An officer of the court who is employed to execute writs and processes and make arrests etc.
Sheriff's officer; agent or steward of estate.
Officer of the court whose job, usually in the county courts, is to serve notices and enforce the court's orders involving seizure of the goods of a debtor.
The term originated in Normandy as the name for a steward of an estate. It retained this meaning in England throughout the Middle Ages and could also denote a sheriff’s assistant. In France, the royal bailli or bayle was appointed to administer a large area of territory, the baillage, and was a leading local official.
1. A custodian who is hired to take care of something (property or a person).
2. An official who performs the duties of an office temporarily.
(French) door-keeper; caretaker.
A French caretaker of apartments or a hotel; lives on the premises and oversees people entering and leaving and handles mail and acts as janitor or porter.
1. One that preserves from injury or violation; protector
2. One that is responsible for the care, restoration, and repair of archival or museum articles
3. A person, official, or institution designated to take over and protect the interests of an incompetent
4. An official charged with the protection of something affecting public welfare and interests
ETYM Latin, from curare to take care of, from cura care.
The custodian of a collection (as a museum or library); SYN. conservator.
ETYM From Custody.
One having charge of buildings or grounds or animals; SYN. keeper, steward.
Guardian, custodian or keeper, especially of convents or monasteries
ETYM From Fend, cf. Defender.
1. A low metal frame to confine falling coals to a hearth.
2. An inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track; SYN. buffer, cowcatcher, pilot.
3. Surrounds the wheels of a vehicle; SYN. wing.
ETYM Old Fren. guardain, gardien, French gardien, Late Lat. guardianus. Related to Guard, Wasden.
1. One one watches over and protects.
2. (Law) One one has legal custody of a child or other dependent.
Someone in charge of other people
1. Something used as an official medium of payment; SYN. legal tender.
2. A boat for communication between ship and shore; SYN. ship's boat, pinnace.
3. A ship which usually provides supplies to other ships; SYN. supply ship.
ETYM Old Fren. waite, guaite, gaite, French guet watch, watching, guard, from Old High Germ. wahta. Related to Wait.
The act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something); SYN. waiting.
Sinonimi: hospital ward
ETYM AS. weard, fem., guard, weard, masc., keeper, guard.
1. A district into which a city or town is divided for the purpose of administration and elections.
2. A division of a hospital (or a suite of rooms) shared by patients who need a similar kind of care; SYN. hospital ward.
3. A person who is under the protection or in the custody of another.
ETYM Old Eng. wardein, Old Fren. wardein, gardein, gardain, French gardien. Related to Guardian, and Ward guard.
The chief official in charge of a prison; SYN. warder.
Kind of pear used in cooking.
1. Watchman, porter.
2. (British) Warden; a prison guard.
One that watches.
Sinonimi: watcher | security guard
(Irregular plural: watchmen).
A guard who keeps watch; SYN. watcher, security guard.