noun Date: 1896 a usually expert swimmer employed (as at a beach or a pool) to safeguard other swimmers • lifeguard intransitive verb

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  • lifeguard — also life guard, 1640s, bodyguard of soldiers, from LIFE (Cf. life) (n.) + GUARD (Cf. guard) (n.), translating Ger. leibgarde. Sense of person paid to watch over bathers is by 1896 …   Etymology dictionary

  • lifeguard — ► NOUN ▪ a person employed to rescue bathers who get into difficulty at a beach or swimming pool …   English terms dictionary

  • lifeguard — ☆ lifeguard [līf′gärd΄] n. an expert swimmer employed as at a beach or pool to prevent drownings …   English World dictionary

  • Lifeguard — A lifeguard is an emergency service worker who is responsible for overseeing the safety of the users of a recreational water feature, such as a swimming pool, a water park, or a beach. Lifeguards are qualified strong swimmers, trained and… …   Wikipedia

  • Lifeguard —  Ne doit pas être confondu avec Life Guards. Lifeguard Personnage de fiction apparaissant dans …   Wikipédia en Français

  • lifeguard — A call sign used by air ambulance aircraft. This call sign is used in the flight plan and also in radio communications. In the latter case, it means expeditious and priority handling of aircraft is required. The call sign “Lifeguard” is followed… …   Aviation dictionary

  • lifeguard — UK [ˈlaɪfˌɡɑː(r)d] / US [ˈlaɪfˌɡɑrd] noun [countable] Word forms lifeguard : singular lifeguard plural lifeguards someone whose job is to save swimmers who are in danger …   English dictionary

  • lifeguard — /luyf gahrd /, n. 1. an expert swimmer employed, as at a beach or pool, to protect bathers from drowning or other accidents and dangers. v.i. 2. to work as a lifeguard. [1640 50; LIFE + GUARD] * * * …   Universalium

  • lifeguard — [[t]la͟ɪfgɑː(r)d[/t]] lifeguards N COUNT A lifeguard is a person who works at a beach or swimming pool and rescues people when they are in danger of drowning …   English dictionary

  • lifeguard — life•guard [[t]ˈlaɪfˌgɑrd[/t]] n. 1) an expert swimmer employed, as at a beach or pool, to protect bathers from drowning or other accidents and dangers 2) cvb to work as a lifeguard • Etymology: 1640–50 …   From formal English to slang

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