1 a person who administers the property, house, finances, etc., of another
2 a person who manages the eating arrangements, staff, or service at a club, hotel, etc.
3 a waiter on a ship or aircraft
4 a mess attendant in a naval mess afloat or ashore
5 a person who helps to supervise some event or proceedings in an official capacity
6 short for →
7 to act or serve as a steward (of something) (Old English stigweard, from stig hall (see sty) + weard ward)
populist shop steward
n a shop steward who operates in a delegate role, putting the immediate interests of his members before union principles and policies
n a coworker elected by trade union members to represent them in discussions and negotiations with the management
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