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Guard vs Mind - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between guard and mind

is that guard is a person who, or thing that, protects or watches over something while mind is the ability for rational thought.

As verbs the difference between guard and mind

is that guard is to protect from danger; to secure against surprise, attack, or injury; to keep in safety; to defend while mind is (now|regional) to remember.



Alternative forms

* (all obsolete)


(en noun)
  • A person who, or thing that, protects or watches over something.
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  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=2 , passage=Sunning himself on the board steps, I saw for the first time Mr. Farquhar Fenelon Cooke.
  • (military) A squad responsible for protecting something.
  • A part of a machine which blocks access to dangerous parts.
  • (Australia) A panel of a car that encloses the wheel area, especially the front wheels.
  • * {{quote-newsgroup, group=aus.cars, author=Pendles, date=December 24, year=1996
  • , title= Tyres rubbing on guards, %22guards%22+group:aus.cars
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  • , passage=Another possible way is to go for a lower profile tyre (50 series). This effectively lowers the distance of the tyre wall away from the guard (not by much though and generally, the lower the profile, the wider the tyre so the tyre may stick out more as well).}}
  • * {{quote-newsgroup, group=aus.cars, author=Nathan, date=November 23, year=1999
  • , passage=The reason I'm asking - Whenever I put some weight in the back of the car (say - a passenger or two) the rear tyres can sometimes hit the guards . , title= Tyres rubbing on guards, %22guards%22+group:aus.*
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  • * {{quote-newsgroup, group=alt.autos, author=Confusement, date=June 12, year=2001
  • , passage=I had just bought myself broken headlights, a f**ked up grill, a front guard' bent into my front tyre, a leaky radiator and one *SLIGHTLY* bent chassis rail end. I turned the key on my stalled motor and she kicked over first go - if it weren't for the ' guard bent into the tyre, I could've driven home later if I wanted to. , title= Position N or D, %22guards%22+group:aus.cars
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  • (basketball) A relatively short player, playing farther from the basket than a forward or center.
  • (cricket) The position on the popping crease where a batsman makes a mark to align himself with the wicket; see take guard .
  • (American football) Either of two offensive positions between the center and each of the offensive tackles, whose main responsibilities are to protect the quarterback, and open up "holes" through which offensive players can run.
  • (sports) A player playing a position named guard.
  • (rail) An employee, normally travelling in the last vehicle of a train, responsible for the safety of the train.
  • (computing, programming) A Boolean expression that must evaluate to true for a branch of program execution to continue.
  • Synonyms

    * (part of machine blocking dangerous parts) protection * (panel of a car enclosing a wheel) fender

    Derived terms

    * be on one's guard * bodyguard * changing of the guard * crossing guard * guard dog * guardian * lifeguard * mudguard * off guard * on guard * rear guard * safeguard * vanguard


    (en verb)
  • To protect from danger; to secure against surprise, attack, or injury; to keep in safety; to defend.
  • * Shakespeare
  • For Heaven still guards the right.
  • To keep watch over, in order to prevent escape or restrain from acts of violence, or the like.
  • Guard the prisoner.
  • To watch by way of caution or defense; to be caution; to be in a state or position of defense or safety.
  • Careful people guard against mistakes.
  • To protect the edge of, especially with an ornamental border; hence, to face or ornament with lists, laces, etc.
  • * Shakespeare
  • The body of your discourse is sometime guarded with fragments, and the guards are but slightly basted on neither.
  • To fasten by binding; to gird.
  • (Ben Jonson)






    (en noun)
  • The ability for rational thought.
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  • The ability to be aware of things.
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  • The ability to remember things.
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  • The ability to focus the thoughts.
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  • Somebody that embodies certain mental qualities.
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  • Judgment, opinion, or view.
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  • Desire, inclination, or intention.
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  • A healthy mental state.
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  • *:“[…] it is not fair of you to bring against mankind double weapons ! Dangerous enough you are as woman alone, without bringing to your aid those gifts of mind suited to problems which men have been accustomed to arrogate to themselves.”
  • (lb) The non-material substance or set of processes in which consciousness, perception, affectivity, judgement, thinking, and will are based.
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  • *1699 , , Heads designed for an essay on conversations
  • *:Study gives strength to the mind ; conversation, grace: the first apt to give stiffness, the other suppleness: one gives substance and form to the statue, the other polishes it.
  • *1854 , Samuel Knaggs, Unsoundness of Mind Considered in Relation to the Question of Responsibility for Criminal Acts , p.19:
  • *:The mind is that part of our being which thinks and wills, remembers and reasons; we know nothing of it except from these functions.
  • *1883 , (Howard Pyle), (The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood)
  • *:Thus they dwelled for nearly a year, and in that time Robin Hood often turned over in his mind many means of making an even score with the Sheriff.
  • *, chapter=7
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=


    * (ability for rational thought) brain, head, intellect, intelligence, nous, psyche, reason, wit * (ability to be aware of things) awareness, consciousness, sentience * (ability to remember things) memory, recollection * (ability to focus the thoughts) attention, concentration, focus * (somebody that embodies certain mental qualities) genius, intellectual, thinker * judgment, judgement, idea, opinion, view * desire, disposition, idea, inclination, intention, mood * (healthy mental state) sanity * (process of ): cognition, learning

    Derived terms

    * aftermind * amind * bear in mind * be of one mind * blow someone's mind * breadth of mind * change one's mind * come to mind * foremind * give someone a piece of one's mind * have a mind like a sieve * have a mind of one's own * have in mind * hivemind * in one's right mind * Jedi mind tricks * know one's own mind * lose one's mind * make up one's mind * meeting of the minds * mind's ear * mind's eye * mind-blowing * mindboggling * mindful * mindless * month's mind * of one mind * of two minds * out of one's mind * overmind * philosophy of mind * presence of mind * put someone in mind of * read someone's mind * right-minded * spring to mind * to my mind * top of mind * undermind * year's mind

    See also

    * (wikipedia)


    (en verb)
  • (now, regional) To remember.
  • * 1896 , , (A Shropshire Lad), XXXVII, lines 25-26:
  • The land where I shall mind you not / Is the land where all's forgot.
  • You should mind your own business.
  • * Addison
  • bidding him be a good child, and mind his book
  • (originally and chiefly in negative or interrogative constructions) To dislike, to object to; to be bothered by.
  • I wouldn't mind an ice cream right now.
  • (now, chiefly, North America, Ireland) To pay attention to; to listen attentively to, to obey.
  • * 2000 , (George RR Martin), A Storm of Swords , Bantam 2011, page 84:
  • ‘Should you ever have a son, Sansa, beat him frequently so he learns to mind you.’
  • To pay attention to (something); to keep one's mind on.
  • * Shakespeare
  • My lord, you nod: you do not mind the play.
  • To look after, to take care of, especially for a short period of time.
  • Would you mind my bag for me?
  • (chiefly, in the imperative) To make sure, to take care ((that)).
  • Mind you don't knock that glass over.
  • To be careful about.
  • * 2005 , Gillie Bolton, Reflective Practice: Writing And Professional Development , ISBN 9781848602120, page xv:
  • Bank Underground Station, London, is built on a curve, leaving a potentially dangerous gap between platform and carriage to trap the unwary. The loudspeaker voice instructs passengers to "Mind the gap": the boundary between train and platform.
  • (obsolete) To have in mind; to intend.
  • * Shakespeare
  • I mind to tell him plainly what I think.
  • (obsolete) To put in mind; to remind.
  • * Fuller
  • He minded them of the mutability of all earthly things.
  • * Shakespeare
  • I do thee wrong to mind thee of it.

    Derived terms

    * mind one's p's and q's * mind the store


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