Definition of steward noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈstjuːəd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈstuːərd//
    People in air travel, People in sea travel
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  1. 1a man whose job is to take care of passengers on a ship, an aircraft or a train and who brings them meals, etc. a ship’s steward See related entries: People in air travel, People in sea travel
  2. 2a person who helps to organize a large public event, for example a race, public meeting, etc. synonym marshal
  3. 3a person whose job is to arrange for the supply of food to a college, club, etc. see also shop steward
  4. 4a person employed to manage another person’s property, especially a large house or land
  5. Word OriginOld English stīweard, from stig (probably in the sense ‘house, hall’) + weard ‘ward’.Extra examples Moore was acting as steward to Fleming. She was elected a shop steward. The race stewards will investigate the incident. a faithful steward of God’s word a steward’s enquiry into Goodman’s victory
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