Guardian - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡɑːrdiən|  American pronunciation of the word guardian
Brit.  |ˈɡɑːdɪən|  British pronunciation of the word guardian


- a person who cares for persons or property (syn: defender, protector, shielder)


After the death of her parents, her uncle was appointed as her legal guardian.

...the state became his guardian when he was put into protective custody...

His aunt is his legal guardian.

The US sees itself as the guardian of democracy.

The form must be signed by a parent or guardian of the child.

After his parents died, the boy's uncle was appointed as his guardian.

...believes in ghosts, guardian angels, and other supernatural beings...

He opened his mind to his guardian.

Our roles as child and guardian had now been reversed.

The state has a dual role: to support business on the one hand and to be the guardian of social welfare on the other.

...hyperactive children who are in dire need of a guardian with a firm hand...

the guardian signed the contract on behalf of the minor child

a self-appointed guardian of public morals

Word forms

singular: guardian
plural: guardians
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