What does the word Gard mean?

Usage examples for Gard

  1. Please your Honours, The chiefe cause concernes his Grace of Canterbury Gard. – Henry-VIII by Shakespeare, William
  2. I have called this book of mine by the name of Joyous Gard, because it speaks of a stronghold that we can win with our own hands, where we can abide in great content, so long as we are not careful to linger there in sloth and idleness, but are ready to ride abroad at the call for help. – Joyous Gard by Arthur Christopher Benson