steward
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈstjuː.əd/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈstuɚd/
Noun
  1. A person who manages the property or affairs for another entity, particularly (historical) the chief administrator of a medieval manor.
  2. A ship's officer who is in charge of making dining arrangements and provisions.
    • 1915, G[eorge] A. Birmingham [pseudonym; James Owen Hannay], chapter I, in Gossamer, New York, N.Y.: George H. Doran Company, OCLC 5661828 ↗:
      There is an hour or two, after the passengers have embarked, which is disquieting and fussy. Mail bags, so I understand, are being put on board. Stewards, carrying cabin trunks, swarm in the corridors. Passengers wander restlessly about or hurry, with futile energy, from place to place.
  3. A flight attendant, (chiefly) a male flight attendant.
  4. A union member who is selected as a representative for fellow workers in negotiating terms with management.
  5. A person who has charge of buildings and/or grounds and/or animals.
  6. A fiscal agent of certain bodies.
    a steward in a Methodist church
  7. In some colleges, an officer who provides food for the students and superintends the kitchen; also, an officer who attends to the accounts of the students.
  8. In Scotland, a magistrate appointed by the crown to exercise jurisdiction over royal lands.
  9. In information technology, somebody who is responsible for managing a set of projects, products or technologies and how they affect the IT organization to which they belong.
Synonyms Translations Translations Translations Translations Verb

steward (stewards, present participle stewarding; past and past participle stewarded)

  1. To act as the steward or caretaker of (something)

Steward
Proper noun
  1. Surname, a variant of Stewart.



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