Definition of Bodyguard

1. Noun. Someone who escorts and protects a prominent person.

Exact synonyms: Escort
Group relationships: Guard
Generic synonyms: Defender, Guardian, Protector, Shielder
Specialized synonyms: Outrider, Praetorian, Praetorian Guard, Beefeater, Yeoman, Yeoman Of The Guard
Derivative terms: Body Guard



2. Noun. A group of men who escort and protect some important person.
Generic synonyms: Detachment, Guard
Group relationships: Cortege, Entourage, Retinue, Suite
Specialized synonyms: Praetorian Guard
Derivative terms: Body Guard

Definition of Bodyguard

1. n. A guard to protect or defend the person; a lifeguard.

Definition of Bodyguard

1. Noun. A person or group of persons, often armed, responsible for protecting an individual. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To act as bodyguard for (someone); ''figuratively'', to protect. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bodyguard

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Literary usage of Bodyguard

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Treacherously invited into the camp of the Spaniards, the Indian prince Atahuallpa presented himself accompanied by his bodyguard but unarmed. ..."

2. The Venetian Republic: Its Rise, Its Growth, and Its Fall 421-1797 by William Carew Hazlitt (1900)
"... or Doge's bodyguard—Household and privy-puree expenses—Payments in kind to the Doge and ... bodyguard ..."

3. History and Present Condition of the Barbary States: Comprehending a View of by Michael Russell (1842)
"... of Tunis—History resumed— Abou Ferez—His Court, bodyguard, and Council—Invasion of Tunis by Louis IX.—Carthage reduced—Sufferings of the French—Death of ..."

4. History of the Town of Canterbury, New Hampshire, 1727-1912 by James Otis Lyford (1912)
"... 1777 to 1781, and his company was selected by General Washington 1 Jan., 1779, as his bodyguard, and was known as "Washington's Life Guard. ..."

5. The Story of Modern Progress: With a Preliminary Survey of Earlier Progress by Willis Mason West (1920)
"Besides, the competition of slave labor ground into the dust what free A GERMAN bodyguard or MARCUS AURELIUS. — A detail from a column commemorating the ..."

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