Found 3 items, similar to ward.
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n 1: a person who is under the protection or in the custody of
2: a district into which a city or town is divided for the
purpose of administration and elections
3: block forming a division of a hospital (or a suite of rooms)
shared by patients who need a similar kind of care; “they
put her in a 4-bed ward”
[syn: hospital ward
4: English economist and conservationist (1914-1981) [syn: Barbara Ward
, Baroness Jackson of Lodsworth
5: English writer of novels who was an active opponent of the
women's suffrage movement (1851-1920) [syn: Mrs. Humphrey Ward
, Mary Augusta Arnold Ward
6: United States businessman who in 1872 established a
successful mail-order business (1843-1913) [syn: Montgomery Ward
, Asron Montgomery Ward
7: a division of a prison (usually consisting of several cells)
v : watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect; “guard my
possessions while I'm away”
English → English
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Warded
; p. pr. & vb. n.
.] [OE. wardien, AS. weardian to keep, protect; akin
to OS. ward?n to watch, take care, OFries. wardia, OHG.
wart?n, G. warten to wait, wait on, attend to, Icel. var?a to
guarantee defend, Sw. v[*a]rda to guard, to watch; cf. OF.
warder, of German origin. See Ward
, n., and cf. Award
1. To keep in safety; to watch; to guard; formerly, in a
specific sense, to guard during the day time.
Whose gates he found fast shut, no living wight
To ward the same. --Spenser.
2. To defend; to protect.
Tell him it was a hand that warded him
From thousand dangers. --Shak.
3. To defend by walls, fortifications, etc. [Obs.]
4. To fend off; to repel; to turn aside, as anything
mischievous that approaches; -- usually followed by off.
Now wards a felling blow, now strikes again.
The pointed javelin warded off his rage. --Addison.
It instructs the scholar in the various methods of
warding off the force of objections. --I. Watts.
, n. [AS. weard, fem., guard, weard, masc., keeper,
guard; akin to OS. ward a watcher, warden, G. wart, OHG.
wart, Icel. v["o]r[eth]r a warden, a watch, Goth. -wards in
da['u]rawards a doorkeeper, and E. wary; cf. OF. warde guard,
from the German. See Ware
, a., Wary
, and cf. Guard
1. The act of guarding; watch; guard; guardianship;
specifically, a guarding during the day. See the Note
, n., 1.
Still, when she slept, he kept both watch and ward.
2. One who, or that which, guards; garrison; defender;
protector; means of guarding; defense; protection.
For the best ward of mine honor. --Shak.
The assieged castle's ward
Their steadfast stands did mightily maintain.
For want of other ward,
He lifted up his hand, his front to guard. --Dryden.
3. The state of being under guard or guardianship;
confinement under guard; the condition of a child under a
And he put them in ward in the house of the captain
of the guard. --Gen. xl. 3.
I must attend his majesty's command, to whom I am
now in ward. --Shak.
It is also inconvenient, in Ireland, that the wards
and marriages of gentlemen's children should be in
the disposal of any of those lords. --Spenser.
4. A guarding or defensive motion or position, as in fencing;
guard. “Thou knowest my old ward; here I lay, and thus I
bore my point.”
5. One who, or that which, is guarded. Specifically:
(a) A minor or person under the care of a guardian; as, a
ward in chancery. “You know our father's ward, the
(b) A division of a county. [Eng. & Scot.]
(c) A division, district, or quarter of a town or city.
Throughout the trembling city placed a guard,
Dealing an equal share to every ward. --Dryden.
(d) A division of a forest. [Eng.]
(e) A division of a hospital; as, a fever ward.
(a) A projecting ridge of metal in the interior of a lock,
to prevent the use of any key which has not a
corresponding notch for passing it.
(b) A notch or slit in a key corresponding to a ridge in
the lock which it fits; a ward notch. --Knight.
The lock is made . . . more secure by attaching
wards to the front, as well as to the back,
plate of the lock, in which case the key must be
furnished with corresponding notches.
(O. Eng. Law), money paid to the sheriff or
castellan for watching and warding a castle.
, a constable's or watchman's staff. [Obs.]
, v. i.
1. To be vigilant; to keep guard.
2. To act on the defensive with a weapon.
She redoubling her blows drove the stranger to no
other shift than to ward and go back. --Sir P.