What's the difference between a guard and a guardian?

(In the base sense of the words, that is)


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Most Helpful Girl

  • A guard protects you
    A guardian looks after you

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Most Helpful Guy

  • guard protects
    guardian looks after

    or simply; gurd prevents anyone from kicking your ass. Guardian ensures you're not badly harmed, and only steps in if necesary. Because "guardian" also involves a more mental level. I don't know how to explain

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What Girls Said 1

  • Guard implies its a job whereas gaurdians are usually oppointed

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What Guys Said 3

  • a guardian typically has a legal denotation, as in a person who has the legal authority to act on ones behalf. whereas a guard is more of a protector of ones safety and without any legal attachment. a guardian is a bit more far reaching. as in they are a provider, a legal representative

    also guard can be a verb whereas guardian cannot

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  • A guridan guards someone, but they do it with love and they try to take care of the person too where as a a guard just defends someone or a group of people for money with no love.

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  • It's it Ian?

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