Meaning of steward

stew•ard

Pronunciation: (st'urd, sty'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who manages another's property or financial affairs; one who administers anything as the agent of another or others.
  2. a person who has charge of the household of another, buying or obtaining food, directing the servants, etc.
  3. an employee who has charge of the table, wine, servants, etc., in a club, restaurant, or the like.
  4. a person who attends to the domestic concerns of persons on board a vessel, as in overseeing maids and waiters.
  5. an employee on a ship, train, or bus who waits on and is responsible for the comfort of passengers, takes orders for or distributes food, etc.
  6. a flight attendant.
  7. a person appointed by an organization or group to supervise the affairs of that group at certain functions.
  8. a petty officer in charge of officer's quarters and mess.
—v.t.
  1. to act as steward of; manage.
—v.i.
  1. to act or serve as steward.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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