guardian

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (US) IPA: /ˈɡɑɹdi.ən/
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Noun[change]

Singular
guardian

Plural
guardians

  1. (countable & uncountable) A guardian is the person who is responsible by law for looking after a child, especially if it is not their parents.
    His grandmother was his legal guardian.
  2. (countable) A guardian is a person who guards or protects something.