steward


steward
steward [sto͞o′ərd, styo͞o′ərd]
n.
[ME stiward < OE stiweard < stig, enclosure, hall, STY1 + weard, keeper, WARD]
1. a person put in charge of the affairs of a large household or estate, whose duties include supervision of the kitchen and the servants, management of household accounts, etc.
2. one who acts as a supervisor or administrator, as of finances and property, for another or others
3. a person variously responsible for the food and drink, the service personnel, etc. in a club, restaurant, etc.
4. a person, usually one of a group, in charge of arrangements for a ball, race, meeting, etc.
5.
a) an attendant, as on a ship, train, etc., employed to look after the passengers' comfort
b) FLIGHT ATTENDANT
6. an officer on a ship who is in charge of stores and culinary arrangements
7. short for SHOP STEWARD
8. a person morally responsible for the careful use of money, time, talents, or other resources, esp. with respect to the principles or needs of a community or group [our responsibility as stewards of the earth's resources]
vi.
to act as a steward
vt.
to be the steward of (something); manage
stewardship
n.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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  • Steward — Steward …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • steward — [ stiwart ] n. m. • 1833 « majordome »; mot angl. 1 ♦ Maître d hôtel ou garçon de service à bord d un paquebot. 2 ♦ Cour. Membre masculin du personnel de cabine d un avion, chargé du service des passagers. Le steward et l hôtesse. Abrév. STEW [… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Steward — Stew ard, n. [OE. stiward, AS. st[=i]weard, stigweard, literally, a sty ward; stigu sty + weard warden, guardian, his first duty having been probably to attend to the domestic animals. [root]164. See {Sty} pen for swine, {Ward}.] 1. A man… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • steward — stew‧ard [ˈstjuːəd ǁ ˈstuːərd] noun [countable] 1. a man who serves food and drinks to passengers on a plane or ship 2. also shop steward HUMAN RESOURCES a worker who is elected by members of a trade union in a facto …   Financial and business terms

  • steward — STEWARD, stewarzi, s.m. Bărbat din personalul unei (aero)nave care serveşte pasagerii sau echipajul. [pr.: stíuard] – Din engl. steward. Trimis de ibogdank, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  STEWAR//D [pr.: stíuard] stewardzi m. Bărbat care face parte… …   Dicționar Român

  • Steward — Sm Betreuer der Passagiere per. Wortschatz fremd. Erkennbar fremd (18. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. steward, dieses aus ae. stigweard Hauswart , zu ae. stig n. Stall, Verschlag, Vorraum und ae. weard Hüter . Geläufiger ist die feminine Form… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • STEWARD (J. H.) — STEWARD JULIAN H. (1902 1972) Les hypothèses de Steward sur l’évolution des cultures, sur la structure des communautés rurales et sur les caractères de la civilisation du Nouveau Monde ont marqué l’anthropologie américaine. Entré à l’American… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • steward — stew·ard n: shop steward Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. steward …   Law dictionary

  • Steward — Steward, IL U.S. village in Illinois Population (2000): 271 Housing Units (2000): 103 Land area (2000): 0.124263 sq. miles (0.321840 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.124263 sq. miles (0.321840… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Steward, IL — U.S. village in Illinois Population (2000): 271 Housing Units (2000): 103 Land area (2000): 0.124263 sq. miles (0.321840 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.124263 sq. miles (0.321840 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places


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