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Guard or guards may refer to:
- Bodyguard, who protects an individual from personal assault
- Crossing guard, who stops traffic so pedestrians can cross the street
- Lifeguard, who rescues people from drowning
- Prison guard, who supervises prisoners in a prison or jail
- Security guard, who protects property, assets, or people
- Conductor (transportation) § Train guard, in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and India
Governmental and military
- Police in medieval contexts
- Border guard, a state security agency.
- Coast guard, responsible for coastal defence and offshore rescue
- Honor Guard, primarily ceremonial.
- National Guard (disambiguation), primarily domestic defense units which have military or law enforcement missions
- Guards unit, a title earned by distinguished units in the former Soviet Union and in some contemporary ex-Soviet states
- Guard (American and Canadian football), a player between the center and the tackles on the offensive line of a team
- Guard (grappling), a position in martial arts in which the person lies on the back, is confronted by the opponent aligned on top facing him/her, but has his/her legs entangling the opponent for control
- Basketball positions:
- Color guard (flag spinning), in historical swordmanship, or "guard" was a defensive position.
- Colorguard, people who toss flags, spin a rifle and a saber at performances with a marching band.
- Winterguard, people who spin and toss flags, rifles, and/or sabers at indoor performances on a tarp. Competing in either Winterguard compensation or WGI compensation.
- Guard (surname)
- Guard (computer science), in programming language, an expression that directs program execution
- Guard (information security), a device for controlling communication between computer networks
- Guard (weapon), part of the handle of a sword designed to stop the user's hand from slipping onto the blade
- Guard dog, employed to watch for unwanted or unexpected animals or people
- Guard interval, intervals in transmission, used in telecommunications
- Abdominal guarding, in medicine, the tensing of the abdominal wall muscles to guard inflamed organs
- Mate guarding—guarding of a potential or former mate from other individuals
- A safety barrier to prevent people from falling into hazards such as into a fire or off a raised walking surface
- The aircraft emergency frequency, commonly referred to as "guard"
- All pages beginning with "Guard"
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- Civic Guard (disambiguation)
- Civil Guard (disambiguation)
- The Guard (disambiguation)
- Guardian (disambiguation)
- Guardia (disambiguation)
- La Guardia (disambiguation)
- Guarda (disambiguation)
- Sentry (disambiguation)
- Sentinel (disambiguation)
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