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Sentinel vs. Guardian

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Sentinelnoun

A sentry or guard.

Guardiannoun

Someone who guards, watches over, or protects.

Sentinelnoun

(computer science) a unique string of characters recognised by a computer program for processing in a special way; a keyword.

‘The <xmp> tag is a sentinel that suspends web-page processing and displays the subsequent text literally.’;

Guardiannoun

(legal) A person legally responsible for a minor (in loco parentis).

Sentinelnoun

Watch; guard.

Guardiannoun

(legal) A person legally responsible for an incompetent person.

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Sentinelnoun

A sentinel crab.

Guardiannoun

A superior in a Franciscan monastery.

Sentinelverb

(transitive) To watch over as a guard.

‘He sentineled the north wall.’;

Guardiannoun

(video games) A major or final enemy; boss.

Sentinelverb

(transitive) To post as guard.

‘He sentineled him on the north wall.’;

Guardiannoun

One who guards, preserves, or secures; one to whom any person or thing is committed for protection, security, or preservation from injury; a warden.

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Sentinelverb

(transitive) To post a guard for.

‘He sentineled the north wall with just one man.’;

Guardiannoun

One who has, or is entitled to, the custody of the person or property of an infant, a minor without living parents, or a person incapable of managing his own affairs.

‘Of the several species of guardians, the first are guardians by nature. - viz., the father and (in some cases) the mother of the child.’;

Sentinelnoun

One who watches or guards; specifically (Mil.), a soldier set to guard an army, camp, or other place, from surprise, to observe the approach of danger, and give notice of it; a sentry.

‘The sentinels who paced the ramparts.’;

Guardianadjective

Performing, or appropriate to, the office of a protector; as, a guardian care.

Sentinelnoun

Watch; guard.

Guardiannoun

a person who cares for persons or property

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Sentinelnoun

A marine crab (Podophthalmus vigil) native of the Indian Ocean, remarkable for the great length of its eyestalks; - called also sentinel crab.

Guardianadjective

providing protective supervision; watching over or safeguarding;

‘daycare that is educational and not just custodial’; ‘a guardian angel’; ‘tutelary gods’;

Sentinelverb

To watch over like a sentinel.

Guardiannoun

a person who protects or defends something

‘self-appointed guardians of public morality’;

Sentinelverb

To furnish with a sentinel; to place under the guard of a sentinel or sentinels.

Guardiannoun

a person who is legally responsible for the care of someone who is unable to manage their own affairs, especially a child whose parents have died

‘I am acting as guardian of my late brother's family’;

Sentinelnoun

a person employed to watch for something to happen

Guardiannoun

the superior of a Franciscan convent.

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