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  • noun
    A person who looks after the passengers on a ship, aircraft, or train and brings them meals. (Arriving passengers greet their cabin stewards and table waiters like long-lost family friends with smiling handshakes, hugs and much backslapping.)
    A person responsible for supplies of food to a college, club, or other institution. (When he arrived, the large room was filled with people, ranging from the cook and the steward to the engineer and the linguist.)
    An official appointed to supervise arrangements or keep order at a large public event, for example a sporting event. (Track officials ordered the evacuation of a crowd of about 1,500 in the grandstand and, with two minutes to post time, the stewards ordered the third race cancelled.)
    short for shop steward
    A person employed to manage another's property, especially a large house or estate. (Landowners protected their interests by studying land law at the Inns of Court and by appointing qualified stewards to manage estates effectively.)


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