Definition of Guards

1. n. pl. A body of picked troops; as, "The Household Guards."



Definition of Guards

1. Noun. Any of several regiments in the Household Division of the British Army ¹

2. Noun. (plural of guard) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Guards

1. guard [v] - See also: guard

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Guards

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Literary usage of Guards

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"The special military guardians of the palace are the Swiss Guards; ... The Palatine Guards are rather a guard of honour, and the Noble Guard a mounted ..."

2. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1889)
"ird guards on 14 May 1757, and shortly after- wards joined the army in Germany as ... As Fawcett was a guards officer, he was promoted lieutenant-colonel, ..."

3. Who's who: An Annual Biographical Dictionary by Henry Robert Addison, Charles Henry Oakes, William John Lawson, Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen (1898)
"Horse Guards (The Blues) . ... Guards (King's) )ragoon Guards (Queen's ... Leeds ragoon Guards (Prince of ..."

4. The history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire by Edward Gibbon (1881)
"As the government dege- nerated into military despotism, the Praetorian prefect, *,*. who in his origin had been a simple captain of the guards ..."

5. Quo Vadis: A Tale of the Time of Nero by Henryk Sienkiewicz (1897)
"Near.the "Putrid Pits" thou wilt find men waiting with a litter. (Jive them the coilin. Tell the guards 1 promise them as much gold as ..."

6. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The importance of such guards regiments in the general development of organized armies is illustrated by a declaration of the House of Commons, ..."

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