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steward

Noun

1 someone who manages property or other affairs for someone else
2 the ship's officer who is in charge of provisions and dining arrangements
3 an attendant on an airplane [syn: flight attendant]
4 a union member who is elected to represent fellow workers in negotiating with management [syn: shop steward]
5 one having charge of buildings or grounds or animals [syn: custodian, keeper]

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English

Etymology

From stiward, stigweard

Pronunciation

The word is pronounced "stew-urd".

Noun

  1. A person who manages the property or affairs for another entity.
  2. A ship's officer who is in charge of making dining arrangements and provisions.
  3. A flight attendant, especially but not exclusively a male flight attendant. Often as "air steward", "airline steward", etc.
  4. A union member who is selected as a representative for fellow workers in negotiating terms with management. [syn: shop steward]
  5. A person who has charge of buildings and/or grounds and/or animals. [syn: custodian, keeper]
  6. In IT, somebody who is responsible for managing a set of projects, products or technologies and how they affect the IT organization to which they belong.

Translations

A person who manages the property or affairs for another entity
  • Spanish: administrador, gestor
A ship's officer who is in charge making dining arrangements and provisions or to assist the chef
  • Spanish: mozo
An attendant on an airplane
A union member who is selected as a representative for fellow workers in negotiating terms with management
A person who has charge of buildings and/or grounds and/or animals
In IT, somebody who is responsible for managing a set of projects, products or technologies

Derived terms

Extensive Definition

The term Steward may refer to:
In fiction

See also

steward in German: Steward
steward in Spanish: Mozo
steward in Esperanto: Steward
steward in Italian: Steward
steward in Dutch: Steward
steward in Japanese: スチュワード

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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