Synonyms for stewards

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"You must inquire of the stewards or of himself," was the constant reply.

"They've got to come off," and the Trainer dashed up the steps to the Stewards.

It seems there's hints of a job on, an' the Stewards have got the wrong end of the stick.

If he'd been beat off, there'd been trouble; the Stewards have got the other race in their crop a bit yet.

What's the matter, Mr. Crane—there's something going on up in the Stewards' Stand?

"There's trouble on, sir," said Dixon, as they moved toward the Stewards' box.

The investigation had been brought about by a note one of the Stewards had received.

One of the Stewards, following him with quick eyes, saw Mike and beckoned with a finger.

The stewards, following the example of their masters, obeyed at once.

And his stewards fell to distributing the stores at once, and serving up a banquet.


Old English stiward, stigweard "house guardian," from stig "hall, pen" + weard "guard." Used after the Conquest as the equivalent of Old French seneschal (q.v.). Meaning "overseer of workmen" is attested from c.1300. The sense of "officer on a ship in charge of provisions and meals" is first recorded mid-15c.; extended to trains 1906. This was the title of a class of high officers of the state in early England and Scotland, hence meaning "one who manages affairs of an estate on behalf of his employer" (late 14c.).

The Scottish form is reflected in Stewart, name of the royal house, from Walter (the) Steward, who married (1315) Marjorie de Bruce, daughter of King Robert. The terminal -t is a Scottish form (late 14c.). Stuart is a French spelling, attested from 1429 and adopted by Mary, Queen of Scots.



nounhuman or group who manages effort of an organization
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