Steward
Steward Stew"ard, n. [OE. stiward, AS. st[=i]weard, stigweard, literally, a sty ward; stigu sty + weard warden, guardian, -- his first duty having been probably to attend to the domestic animals. [root]164. See {Sty} pen for swine, {Ward}.] 1. A man employed in a large family, or on a large estate, to manage the domestic concerns, supervise other servants, collect the rents or income, keep accounts, and the like. [1913 Webster]

Worthy to be stewards of rent and land. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

They came near to the steward of Joseph's house. --Gen. xliii. 19. [1913 Webster]

As good stewards of the manifold grace of God. --1 Pet. iv. 10. [1913 Webster]

2. A person employed in a hotel, or a club, or on board a ship, to provide for the table, superintend the culinary affairs, etc. In naval vessels, the captain's steward, wardroom steward, steerage steward, warrant officers steward, etc., are petty officers who provide for the messes under their charge. [1913 Webster]

3. A fiscal agent of certain bodies; as, a steward in a Methodist church. [1913 Webster]

4. In some colleges, an officer who provides food for the students and superintends the kitchen; also, an officer who attends to the accounts of the students. [1913 Webster]

5. In Scotland, a magistrate appointed by the crown to exercise jurisdiction over royal lands. --Erskine. [1913 Webster]

{Lord high steward}, formerly, the first officer of the crown; afterward, an officer occasionally appointed, as for a coronation, or upon the trial of a peer. [Eng.] [1913 Webster]


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  • Steward — Steward …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • steward — [ stiwart ] n. m. • 1833 « majordome »; mot angl. 1 ♦ Maître d hôtel ou garçon de service à bord d un paquebot. 2 ♦ Cour. Membre masculin du personnel de cabine d un avion, chargé du service des passagers. Le steward et l hôtesse. Abrév. STEW [… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • steward — stew‧ard [ˈstjuːəd ǁ ˈstuːərd] noun [countable] 1. a man who serves food and drinks to passengers on a plane or ship 2. also shop steward HUMAN RESOURCES a worker who is elected by members of a trade union in a facto …   Financial and business terms

  • steward — STEWARD, stewarzi, s.m. Bărbat din personalul unei (aero)nave care serveşte pasagerii sau echipajul. [pr.: stíuard] – Din engl. steward. Trimis de ibogdank, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  STEWAR//D [pr.: stíuard] stewardzi m. Bărbat care face parte… …   Dicționar Român

  • Steward — Sm Betreuer der Passagiere per. Wortschatz fremd. Erkennbar fremd (18. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. steward, dieses aus ae. stigweard Hauswart , zu ae. stig n. Stall, Verschlag, Vorraum und ae. weard Hüter . Geläufiger ist die feminine Form… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • steward — [sto͞o′ərd, styo͞o′ərd] n. [ME stiward < OE stiweard < stig, enclosure, hall, STY1 + weard, keeper, WARD] 1. a person put in charge of the affairs of a large household or estate, whose duties include supervision of the kitchen and the… …   English World dictionary

  • steward — stew·ard n: shop steward Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. steward …   Law dictionary

  • Steward — Steward, IL U.S. village in Illinois Population (2000): 271 Housing Units (2000): 103 Land area (2000): 0.124263 sq. miles (0.321840 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.124263 sq. miles (0.321840… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Steward — Steward: Die Berufsbezeichnung für den offiziellen Betreuer von Passagieren auf Schiffen (später auch in Flugzeugen u. a.) wurde in der 1. Hälfte des 19. Jh.s aus dem Engl. übernommen. Engl. steward »Verwalter, Aufwärter, Steward« setzt aengl.… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • Steward — Stew ard, v. t. To manage as a steward. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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