yeoman of the (royal) guard


yeoman of the (royal) guard
yeoman of the (royal) guard or yeoman of the guard
n.
a member of a ceremonial guard for the British royal family, made up traditionally of 100 men

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  • yeoman of the (royal) guard — or yeoman of the guard n. a member of a ceremonial guard for the British royal family, made up traditionally of 100 men * * * …   Universalium

  • yeoman of the (royal) guard — or yeoman of the guard n. a member of a ceremonial guard for the British royal family, made up traditionally of 100 men …   English World dictionary

  • yeoman of the guard — a member of the bodyguard of the English sovereign, instituted in 1485, which now consists of 100 men, including officers, having purely ceremonial duties. Also called Yeoman of the Royal Guard. [1475 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • Yeoman of the guard — Yeoman Yeo man, n.; pl. {Yeomen}. [OE. yoman, [yogh]eman, [yogh]oman; of uncertain origin; perhaps the first, syllable is akin to OFries. g[=a] district, region, G. gau, OHG. gewi, gouwi, Goth. gawi. [root]100.] [1913 Webster] 1. A common man, or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Royal Guard — A Royal Guard describes any group of military bodyguard, soldiers or retainers responsible for the protection of a royal person, such as a King or Queen. They are often an elite unit of the regular armed forces and may maintain special rights or… …   Wikipedia

  • yeoman of the guard — Date: circa 1520 a member of a military corps attached to the British royal household that serves as ceremonial attendants of the sovereign and as warders of the Tower of London …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • yeoman — [yō′mən] n. pl. yeomen [yō′mən] [ME yeman, prob. contr. < yengman, yung man, lit., young man] 1. [Brit. Historical] a) an attendant or manservant in a royal or noble household b) an assistant or subordinate, as to a sheriff c) a freeholder of… …   English World dictionary

  • Yeoman — is noun used to indicate a variety of positions or social classes. In the 16th century, a yeoman was also a farmer of middling social status who owned his own land and often farmed it himself; an equivalent in Germany is Freibauer ( freehold… …   Wikipedia

  • Yeoman (disambiguation) — Yeoman may refer to:Types of people* A freeborn servant in a royal or noble household of high standing, below that of a squire, and above pages and grooms; equivalent to a sergeant or corporal depending on status * Yeoman, a late medieval British …   Wikipedia

  • Yeoman — Yeo man, n.; pl. {Yeomen}. [OE. yoman, [yogh]eman, [yogh]oman; of uncertain origin; perhaps the first, syllable is akin to OFries. g[=a] district, region, G. gau, OHG. gewi, gouwi, Goth. gawi. [root]100.] [1913 Webster] 1. A common man, or one of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English