The guard will concentrate its resources on carrying out this limited mission.
Hang on to it as you drop your guard, along with any moldering grudges.
“His overall behavior has been mostly compliant and non-hostile toward the guard force and staff,” it says.
Known for her unforgiving portraits, she brilliantly catches her subjects off guard, teasing out their flaws and contradictions.
Hayes never killed a guard (one of his fellow inmates did, however, shooting one to death following his release).
Prescott was on his guard; he felt that Curtis suspected him.
Oh, Colonel, help me to guard against so dreadful a calamity.
Fifthly;—I had come once already; my opponent was on his guard about me.
What if he should get into a train without a ticket, or send a guard to procure one for him?
She paused a moment to listen whether her guard were undisturbed.
early 15c., "one who keeps watch," from Middle French garde "guardian, warden, keeper; watching, keeping, custody," from Old French garder "to keep, maintain, preserve, protect" (corresponding to Old North French warder, see gu-), from Frankish *wardon, from Proto-Germanic *wardo- "to guard" (see ward (v.)). Abstract or collective sense of "a keeping, a custody" (as in bodyguard) also is from early 15c. Sword-play and fisticuffs sense is from 1590s. Guard-rail attested from 1860.
1. In functional programming, a Boolean expression attached to a function definition specifying when (for what arguments) that definition is appropriate.
2. In (parallel) logic programming, a Boolean expression which is used to select a clause from several alternative matching clauses.
See Guarded Horn Clauses.
3. In parallel languages, a Boolean expression which specifies when an message may be sent or received.
(1.) Heb. tabbah (properly a "cook," and in a secondary sense "executioner," because this office fell to the lot of the cook in Eastern countries), the bodyguard of the kings of Egypt (Gen. 37:36) and Babylon (2 Kings 25:8; Jer. 40:1; Dan. 2:14). (2.) Heb. rats, properly a "courier," one whose office was to run before the king's chariot (2 Sam. 15:1; 1 Kings 1:5). The couriers were also military guards (1 Sam. 22:17; 2 Kings 10:25). They were probably the same who under David were called Pelethites (1 Kings 14:27; 2 Sam. 15:1). (3.) Heb. mishmereth, one who watches (Neh. 4:22), or a watch-station (7:3; 12:9; Job 7:12). In the New Testament (Mark 6:27) the Authorized Version renders the Greek _spekulator_ by "executioner," earlier English versions by "hangman," the Revised Version by "soldier of his guard." The word properly means a "pikeman" or "halberdier," of whom the bodyguard of kings and princes was composed. In Matt. 27:65, 66; 28:11, the Authorized Version renders the Greek _kustodia_ by "watch," and the Revised Version by "guard," the Roman guard, which consisted of four soldiers, who were relieved every three hours (Acts 12:4). The "captain of the guard" mentioned Acts 28:16 was the commander of the Praetorian troops, whose duty it was to receive and take charge of all prisoners from the provinces.