bodyguard


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bod·y·guard

 (bŏd′ē-gärd′)
n.
A person or group of persons, usually armed, responsible for the safety of one or more other persons.

bodyguard

(ˈbɒdɪˌɡɑːd)
n
(Professions) a person or group of people who escort and protect someone, esp a political figure

bod•y•guard

(ˈbɒd iˌgɑrd)
n.
1. a person or group of persons employed to guard an individual from bodily harm.
v.t., v.i.
2. to provide with or act as a bodyguard.
[1725–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bodyguard - someone who escorts and protects a prominent personbodyguard - someone who escorts and protects a prominent person
guard - a military unit serving to protect some place or person
defender, guardian, protector, shielder - a person who cares for persons or property
outrider - an escort who rides ahead (as a member of the vanguard)
Praetorian, Praetorian Guard - a member of the Praetorian Guard
beefeater, yeoman, yeoman of the guard - officer in the (ceremonial) bodyguard of the British monarch
2.bodyguard - a group of men who escort and protect some important person
detachment - a small unit of troops of special composition
guard - a military unit serving to protect some place or person
entourage, retinue, cortege, suite - the group following and attending to some important person
Praetorian Guard - the elite bodyguard of a Roman Emperor in ancient Rome

bodyguard

noun guard, minder, defender, guardian, escort, bouncer, protector, chaperon Three of his bodyguards were injured in the attack.
Translations
حارِس شَخْصِيّحَرَسٌ خاص
tělesná stráž
bodyguardlivvagt
henkivartijaturvamies
tjelohranitelj
testõrtestőr
lífvörîur
ボディーガード
경호원
bodyguardlijfgardelijfwachtpersoonsbeveiliger
telesná stráž
telesni stražar
livvakt
คนคุ้มกัน
koruma görvlisimuhafızözel korumaözlük muhafızı
vệ sĩ

bodyguard

[ˈbɒdɪgɑːd] N (= one person) → guardaespaldas mf inv, guarura mf (Mex); (= group) → escolta f, guardia f personal; (royal) → guardia f de corps

bodyguard

[ˈbɒdigɑːrd] ngarde m/f du corpsbody hair npoils mplbody image nimage f du corps
women with a poor body image → les femmes qui ont une piètre image de leur corpsbody language nlangage m du corpsbody lotion nlait m corporelbody mass n (= ratio of weight to height) → masse f corporellebody mass index nindice m de masse corporellebody odour (British) body odor (US) nodeur f corporellebody piercing npiercing mbody politic n
the body politic → le corps politiquebody repairs npl (for car)travaux mpl de carrosseriebody scrub nexfoliant m corporelbody search nfouille f au corps
to carry out a body search on sb → fouiller qn
to undergo a body search → subir une fouille au corpsbody shop n (in garage)atelier m de carrosseriebody stocking nbody m, justaucorps mbody-swerve body swerve [ˈbɒdiswɛrv]
vtcontourner
n
to give sth a body swerve → prendre soin d'éviter qchbody warmer ngilet m matelassé

bodyguard

[ˈbɒdɪˌgɑːd] n (person, group) → guardia del corpo

body

(ˈbodi) plural ˈbodies noun
1. the whole frame of a man or animal including the bones and flesh. Athletes have to look after their bodies.
2. a dead person. The battlefield was covered with bodies.
3. the main part of anything. the body of the hall.
4. a mass. a huge body of evidence.
5. a group of persons acting as one. professional bodies.
ˈbodily adjective
of the body. bodily needs.
adverb
by the entire (physical) body. They lifted him bodily and carried him off.
ˈbodyguard noun
a guard or guards to protect (especially an important person). the president's bodyguard.
ˈbody language noun
body movements, facial expressions etc that show what a person (really) feels or thinks.
ˈbodywork noun
the outer casing of a car etc. The bodywork of his new car has rusted already.

bodyguard

حارِس شَخْصِيّ tělesná stráž bodyguard Leibwächter σωματοφύλακας guardaespaldas henkivartija garde du corps tjelohranitelj guardia del corpo ボディーガード 경호원 bodyguard livvakt ochroniarz guarda-costa, guarda-costas телохранитель livvakt คนคุ้มกัน özel koruma vệ sĩ 保镖
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