Ward Meaning and Definition


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Ward meaning

Word: Ward

How to pronounce: wɔːd

Noun

Definitions:

1. A separate room in a hospital, typically one allocated to a particular type of patient.

Example sentences: "A children's ward"

2. An administrative division of a city or borough that typically elects and is represented by a councilor or councilors.

Example sentences: "The second most marginal ward in Westminster"

3. A person, usually a minor, under the care and control of a guardian appointed by their parents or a court.

Example sentences: "For the last three years, the boy has been my ward"

4. Any of the internal ridges or bars in a lock which prevent the turning of any key which does not have grooves of corresponding form or size.

5. The action of keeping a lookout for danger.

6. An area of ground enclosed by the encircling walls of a fortress or castle.

Example sentences: "Near to this original house, on a chalk hill, William I built a castle, with a ward either side of a low motte."

7. A defensive position or motion.

Example sentences: "The first illustration show the two fencers in a low or terza ward with rapiers crossed."

Transitive verb

Definitions:

1. Guard; protect.

2. Admit to or care for in a hospital ward.

Example sentences: "Both are warded at Port-of-Spain General Hospital."


Synonyms:

parish

guardianship

trust

care

custodianship

hospital ward

fend

guard

safeguard

fence

security

protect

defend

protection

defense

keep


Derivations:

warded

warding

Warder

warden

wardship

wardroom


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Ward in Other Languages...

Spanish:

German: Abwehr

French: Conjurer

Italian: Rione

Turkish: Koğuş


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