guard of honor
Date: 1816 honor guard

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Guard of honor — Guard Guard, n. [OF. guarde, F. garde; of German origin; cf. OHG. wart, warto, one who watches, warta a watching, Goth. wardja watchman. See {Guard}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. One who, or that which, guards from injury, danger, exposure, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Guard of Honor — infobox Book | name = Guard of Honor title orig = translator = image caption = Hardback 1st edition cover author = James Gould Cozzens illustrator = cover artist = country = United States language = English series = genre = Novel publisher =… …   Wikipedia

  • guard of honor — guard′ of hon′or n. mil a guard specially designated for welcoming or escorting distinguished guests or for accompanying a casket in a military funeral Also called honor guard • Etymology: 1915–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • guard of honor — honor guard, guard assigned to ceremonial duty …   English contemporary dictionary

  • guard of honor — a guard specially designated for welcoming or escorting distinguished guests or for accompanying a casket in a military funeral. Also called honor guard. [1915 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • guard of honor — noun an escort for a distinguished guest or for the casket at a military funeral • Syn: ↑honor guard • Hypernyms: ↑escort …   Useful english dictionary

  • Guard of honour — A ceremonial guard of honour is a military practice to honour the fallen in war, or to honor visiting foreign dignitaries. A guard of honour can is also a ceremony for public figures who have died. It is also a practice in sport.In football… …   Wikipedia

  • guard of honour — noun 1. a group of soldiers who line the path of and present arms as a sign of respect to a person being honoured as they pass. 2. any group of selected people who perform a similar ceremonial function. Also, guard of honor, honour guard, honor… …   Australian English dictionary

  • guard of honour — noun count BRITISH an HONOR GUARD …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • guard of honour — guards of honour N COUNT A guard of honour is an official parade of troops, usually to celebrate or honour a special occasion, such as the visit of a head of state. [BRIT] (in AM, use honor guard) …   English dictionary

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