Definition of Steward

1. Noun. Someone who manages property or other affairs for someone else.

Specialized synonyms: Chamberlain
Generic synonyms: Fiduciary
Derivative terms: Stewardship

2. Noun. The ship's officer who is in charge of provisions and dining arrangements.
Generic synonyms: Officer, Ship's Officer
Derivative terms: Stewardship

3. Noun. An attendant on an airplane.
Exact synonyms: Flight Attendant
Generic synonyms: Attendant, Attender, Tender
Specialized synonyms: Air Hostess, Hostess, Stewardess
Derivative terms: Stewardship

4. Noun. A union member who is elected to represent fellow workers in negotiating with management.
Exact synonyms: Shop Steward
Generic synonyms: Union Representative
Derivative terms: Stewardship

5. Noun. One having charge of buildings or grounds or animals.

Definition of Steward

1. n. A man employed in a large family, or on a large estate, to manage the domestic concerns, supervise other servants, collect the rents or income, keep accounts, and the like.

2. v. t. To manage as a steward.

Definition of Steward

1. Proper noun. An English surname, a variant of Stewart. ¹

2. Noun. A person who manages the property or affairs for another entity. ¹

3. Noun. A ship's officer who is in charge of making dining arrangements and provisions. ¹

4. Noun. A flight attendant, ''especially but not exclusively'' a male flight attendant. ''Often as'' "air steward", "airline steward", etc. ¹

5. Noun. A union member who is selected as a representative for fellow workers in negotiating terms with management. [syn: shop steward] ¹

6. Noun. A person who has charge of buildings and/or grounds and/or animals. [syn: custodian, keeper] ¹

7. Noun. In IT, somebody who is responsible for managing a set of projects, products or technologies and how they affect the IT organization to which they belong. ¹

8. Verb. To act as the steward or caretaker of (something) ¹

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Definition of Steward

1. to manage [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: manage

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Steward

stew in one's juices
stew in one's own broth
stew in one's own grease
stew in one's own juices
stew meat

Literary usage of Steward

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1. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: From by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Francis Vesey (1827)
"If it is true, as was contended, vantage from that the testamentary guardian has a right to appoint the change. the steward, be might maintain an action for ..."

2. The Chronicle of Jocelin of Brakelond, Monk of St. Edmundsbury: A Picture of by Jocelin de Brakelond, Jocelin, Lionel Cecil Jane, Francis Aidan Gasquet (1907)
"And if you will present a steward to me, who knows how to fulfil the office of steward and is able to do so, I will receive him on the same terms as my ..."

3. A Treatise on Copyhold, Customary Freehold, and Ancient Demesne Tenure: With by John Scriven, Henry Stalman (1846)
"Hale said he was of another opinion, the steward being judge of that part of the ... The steward being the judge of a customary court would seem, however, ..."

4. Graham's Magazine by George R. Graham, Edgar Allan Poe (1845)
"I do n't know," answered Mrs. Steward, in the same tone of irritation in which ... A long silence ensued, from which Mrs. Steward was aroused by a carriage ..."

5. The Gentleman's Magazine (1841)
"This manor has but one steward, and, unless the crown, when it lately sold the manor of East Hendred in Berkshire, reserved to itself the right of ..."

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