guard of honor

guard of honor
Date: 1816 honor guard

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Guard of honor — Guard Guard, n. [OF. guarde, F. garde; of German origin; cf. OHG. wart, warto, one who watches, warta a watching, Goth. wardja watchman. See {Guard}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. One who, or that which, guards from injury, danger, exposure, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Guard of Honor — infobox Book | name = Guard of Honor title orig = translator = image caption = Hardback 1st edition cover author = James Gould Cozzens illustrator = cover artist = country = United States language = English series = genre = Novel publisher =… …   Wikipedia

  • guard of honor — guard′ of hon′or n. mil a guard specially designated for welcoming or escorting distinguished guests or for accompanying a casket in a military funeral Also called honor guard • Etymology: 1915–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • guard of honor — honor guard, guard assigned to ceremonial duty …   English contemporary dictionary

  • guard of honor — a guard specially designated for welcoming or escorting distinguished guests or for accompanying a casket in a military funeral. Also called honor guard. [1915 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • guard of honor — noun an escort for a distinguished guest or for the casket at a military funeral • Syn: ↑honor guard • Hypernyms: ↑escort …   Useful english dictionary

  • honor guard — n. a ceremonial guard assigned to escort a distinguished person or to accompany a casket at a funeral: also guard of honor * * * …   Universalium

  • honor guard — n. a ceremonial guard assigned to escort a distinguished person or to accompany a casket at a funeral: also guard of honor …   English World dictionary

  • Guard — Guard, n. [OF. guarde, F. garde; of German origin; cf. OHG. wart, warto, one who watches, warta a watching, Goth. wardja watchman. See {Guard}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. One who, or that which, guards from injury, danger, exposure, or attack;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Guard boat — Guard Guard, n. [OF. guarde, F. garde; of German origin; cf. OHG. wart, warto, one who watches, warta a watching, Goth. wardja watchman. See {Guard}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. One who, or that which, guards from injury, danger, exposure, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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