en garde

TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French en garde.

NounEdit

en garde

  1. (fencing) The command to go to starting positions; used regardless of language of the participants; in the sequence "en garde, prêt, aller".
    Coordinate terms: prêt, aller

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French en garde.

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /ɑn ˈɡɑɹd/

InterjectionEdit

en garde

  1. (fencing) Used to warn one's opponent to take a defensive position prior to a fight.

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NounEdit

en garde (plural en gardes)

  1. (fencing) Ellipsis of en garde position; the start position in fencing.

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FrenchEdit

AdverbEdit

en garde

  1. Pertaining to a ready defensive position.
  2. Pertaining to a state of heightened attention.

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AdjectiveEdit

en garde

  1. on guard

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NounEdit

en garde

  1. (fencing) Ellipsis of position en garde; the ready position, ready to attack or defend, in a face-off.

InterjectionEdit

en garde

  1. (fencing) Part of the sequence En garde! Prêts? Allez!.