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Definition of Steward


  1. A man employed in a large family, or on a large estate, to manage the domestic concerns, supervise other servants, collect the rents or income, keep accounts, and the like.
  2. A person employed in a hotel, or a club, or on board a ship, to provide for the table, superintend the culinary affairs, etc. In naval vessels, the captain's steward, wardroom steward, steerage steward, warrant officers steward, etc., are petty officers who provide for the messes under their charge.
  3. A fiscal agent of certain bodies; as, a steward in a Methodist church.
  4. In some colleges, an officer who provides food for the students and superintends the kitchen; also, an officer who attends to the accounts of the students.
  5. In Scotland, a magistrate appointed by the crown to exercise jurisdiction over royal lands.
  6. To manage as a steward.

Steward Quotations

Along with my passion for horse breeding, I was a horse racing enthusiast...In 1974 I was elected as a committee member and subsequently as a steward of the Turf Club. I had a burning desire to clean up the sport, which had always carried the stigma of gambling and manipulation.
Cyrus S. Poonawalla

Since God is the one who calls people to their work, the worker becomes a steward who serves God.
Leland Ryken

Clinton saw himself much more as the steward of alliances and of consensus that moved in the right direction. He didn't see himself as someone who could change the overall thrust, I think, of global policy.
Barton Gellman

I wrote 'Soul Keeping' because we are taught more about how to care for our cars than how to steward our souls. But you cannot have an impactful life with an impoverished soul.
John Ortberg

In the time one is given, the steward must make the most of the talents one is given by the Lord.
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
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Steward Translations

steward in Dutch is intendant, opzichter, meier
steward in Latin is vilicus; villicus, prepositus, promus
steward in Spanish is mayordomo
steward in Swedish is steward, uppassare
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