Webster 1913 Edition
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.
Worthy to be
stewardsof rent and land.
They came near to the
stewardof Joseph’s house.
Gen. xliii. 19.
stewardsof the manifold grace of God.
1 Pet. iv. 10.
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.
A fiscal agent of certain bodies;
stewardin a Methodist church
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.
In Scotland, a magistrate appointed by the crown to exercise jurisdiction over royal lands.
Lord high steward,
formerly, the first officer of the crown; afterward, an officer occasionally appointed, as for a coronation, or upon the trial of a peer.
To manage as a steward.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.A man employed in great families to manage the domestic concerns, superintend the other servants, collect the rents or income, keep the accounts, &c. See Genesis 15:2 and 43:19.
2.An officer of state; as lord high steward; steward of the household, &c.
3.In colleges, an officer who provides food for the students and superintends the concerns of the kitchen.
4.In a ship of war, an officer who is appointed by the purser to distribute provisions to the officers and crew. In other ships, a man who superintends the provisions and liquors, and supplies the table.
5.In Scripture and theology, a minister of Christ, whose duty is to dispense the provisions of the gospel, to preach its doctrines and administer its ordinances.
It is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful. 1 Corinthians 4.