honor guard
noun Date: 1925 a guard assigned to a ceremonial duty (as to accompany a casket at a military funeral)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • honor guard — n. a ceremonial guard assigned to escort a distinguished person or to accompany a casket at a funeral: also guard of honor * * * …   Universalium

  • honor guard — n. a ceremonial guard assigned to escort a distinguished person or to accompany a casket at a funeral: also guard of honor …   English World dictionary

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

  • honor guard — honor ,guard noun count a group of soldiers who stand or march together at an important official occasion …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Honor guard — An honor guard, or ceremonial guard, is a ceremonial escort, often military in nature, usually composed of volunteers who are carefully screened for their ability and physical dexterity. Only those persons who are highly motivated and maintain… …   Wikipedia

  • honor guard — N SING An honor guard is a group of troops who formally greet or accompany someone special such as a visiting head of state. [AM] (in BRIT, use guard of honour) …   English dictionary

  • honor guard — hon′or guard n. mil guard of honor • Etymology: 1920–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • honor guard — noun an escort for a distinguished guest or for the casket at a military funeral • Syn: ↑guard of honor • Hypernyms: ↑escort * * * noun, pl ⋯ guards [count] chiefly US : a person or group that is the guard at a formal or ceremonial event (such as …   Useful english dictionary

  • honor guard. — See guard of honor. [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • honor guard. — See guard of honor. [1920 25] …   Useful english dictionary

  • honor-guard — honˈor guard noun (US) A guard of honour • • • Main Entry: ↑honour …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”