guard of honour


guard of honour
guard of honour see under ↑honour
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Main Entry:guard
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guard of honour
A body of soldiers serving as a ceremonial escort
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Main Entry:honour

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guard of honour UK US noun [countable] [singular guard of honour plural guards of honour] british
a group of soldiers who stand or march together at an important official occasion
Thesaurus: groups of soldiershyponym

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  • guard of honour — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms guard of honour : singular guard of honour plural guards of honour British a group of soldiers who stand or march together at an important official occasion …   English dictionary

  • guard of honour — noun 1. a group of soldiers who line the path of and present arms as a sign of respect to a person being honoured as they pass. 2. any group of selected people who perform a similar ceremonial function. Also, guard of honor, honour guard, honor… …   Australian English dictionary

  • guard of honour — a group of soldiers ceremonially welcoming an important visitor. → guard …   English new terms dictionary

  • High Constables and Guard of Honour of the Palace of Holyroodhouse — The High Constables of Holyroodhouse are a small corps of ceremonial guards at the Sovereign s official residence in the Scottish capital, Edinburgh. Dating from the early sixteenth century, they now parade whenever the Sovereign, or the Lord… …   Wikipedia

  • guard — ► VERB 1) watch over in order to protect or control. 2) (guard against) take precautions against. ► NOUN 1) a person, especially a soldier, who guards or keeps watch. 2) (treated as sing. or pl. ) a body of soldiers guarding a place or person. 3) …   English terms dictionary

  • guard — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 person who guards sb/sth ADJECTIVE ▪ armed, uniformed ▪ The building is protected by armed guards. ▪ border, gate (AmE), prison, securit …   Collocations dictionary