steward

steward O.E. stiward, stigweard "house guardian," from stig "hall, pen" + weard "guard." Used after the Conquest as the equivalent of O.Fr. 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 Fr. spelling, attested from 1429 and adopted by Mary, Queen of Scots.

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  • Steward — Steward …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • steward — [ stiwart ] n. m. • 1833 « majordome »; mot angl. 1 ♦ Maître d hôtel ou garçon de service à bord d un paquebot. 2 ♦ Cour. Membre masculin du personnel de cabine d un avion, chargé du service des passagers. Le steward et l hôtesse. Abrév. STEW [… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Steward — Stew ard, n. [OE. stiward, AS. st[=i]weard, stigweard, literally, a sty ward; stigu sty + weard warden, guardian, his first duty having been probably to attend to the domestic animals. [root]164. See {Sty} pen for swine, {Ward}.] 1. A man… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • steward — stew‧ard [ˈstjuːəd ǁ ˈstuːərd] noun [countable] 1. a man who serves food and drinks to passengers on a plane or ship 2. also shop steward HUMAN RESOURCES a worker who is elected by members of a trade union in a facto …   Financial and business terms

  • steward — STEWARD, stewarzi, s.m. Bărbat din personalul unei (aero)nave care serveşte pasagerii sau echipajul. [pr.: stíuard] – Din engl. steward. Trimis de ibogdank, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  STEWAR//D [pr.: stíuard] stewardzi m. Bărbat care face parte… …   Dicționar Român

  • Steward — Sm Betreuer der Passagiere per. Wortschatz fremd. Erkennbar fremd (18. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. steward, dieses aus ae. stigweard Hauswart , zu ae. stig n. Stall, Verschlag, Vorraum und ae. weard Hüter . Geläufiger ist die feminine Form… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • STEWARD (J. H.) — STEWARD JULIAN H. (1902 1972) Les hypothèses de Steward sur l’évolution des cultures, sur la structure des communautés rurales et sur les caractères de la civilisation du Nouveau Monde ont marqué l’anthropologie américaine. Entré à l’American… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • steward — [sto͞o′ərd, styo͞o′ərd] n. [ME stiward < OE stiweard < stig, enclosure, hall, STY1 + weard, keeper, WARD] 1. a person put in charge of the affairs of a large household or estate, whose duties include supervision of the kitchen and the… …   English World dictionary

  • steward — stew·ard n: shop steward Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. steward …   Law dictionary

  • Steward — Steward, IL U.S. village in Illinois Population (2000): 271 Housing Units (2000): 103 Land area (2000): 0.124263 sq. miles (0.321840 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.124263 sq. miles (0.321840… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Steward, IL — U.S. village in Illinois Population (2000): 271 Housing Units (2000): 103 Land area (2000): 0.124263 sq. miles (0.321840 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.124263 sq. miles (0.321840 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

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