I am not a teacher.
Look at definition #3, here.
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When the game ends, spectators come tumbling off the wall, stream down the terraces, and run across the football pitch..
② They suddenly realize that the players are all around, and embrace them in expanding, mutating knots of scarves and bodies, hands
grabbing at their shirt and boots. ③ Among those still running, some collide, link with others, embrace, break away, tumble to the floor in heaps, join arms and dance.
④ The perplexed Portuguese stewards in their white caps, astonished, beaming local boys, white-gloved police and dozens of photographers ―all are caught up in the mix and swirled among them.
What kind of person is "steward" in a football game?
Like these guys in yellow:
After nearly five years here, keannu, you should know that you are expected to make some attempt to discover the meaning of a word before you ask for help. If you can't find a relevant definition in one of the dictionaries at www.onelook.com or can't decide between two definitions, then members are happy to help, but we'd like you to try for yourself first.
Last edited by Piscean; 18-Sep-2015 at 20:24. Reason: typo
Please change the link to "... .com", Piscean.
Thanks for your advice, Piscean. Actually I''m very detailed-oriented and careful, so I always look up dictionary to find the meaning of a confusing word. But when it doesn't work out, this is a verification process to finalize the meaning.
Try giving us your thought to verify.
In this case, I had already seen the definition of "steward" in a dicitonary, but I couldn't comprehend it well as I have never seen it in Korea.
So pictures and explanations help to understand it better even though these are indirect experiences.
In Korea, do you not have people who help to control the crowds or assist with seating or parking at sporting events or concerts?
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.
The dictionary definition in Korean for "steward" is what I heard for the first time in my life. There would be someone similar to that in Korea, but they are not that common in stadium, I think some police officers replace the position or in-stadium broadcasting is all they have.
Oh, you can see similar people in the Seoul subway. who are called "push man" in rush hour. They push passengers inside the train to reduce congestion.
You should understand that due to different cultures, what you may have , we may not, and vice versa. and that's why I sometimes need to learn such words here through indirect experience.