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Definitions of ward

  1. To guard; to keep watch over; to defend from danger; turn aside: with off; as, to ward off an attack. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To guard or take care of: to keep in safety: to fend off. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. To keep in safety; defend; fend off. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. To repel or turn aside, as a blow; defend. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. To be vigilant; to keep guard. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To act on the defensive with a weapon. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. To act on the defensive. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect; "guard my possessions while I'm away" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. To fend off; to repel; to turn aside anything mischievous that approaches; originally to guard; to defend. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. To keep in safety; to watch; to repel; to turn aside anything mischievous. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. United States businessman who in 1872 established a successful mail-order business (1843-1913) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. a division of a prison (usually consisting of several cells) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. English writer of novels who was an active opponent of the women's suffrage movement (1851-1920) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. One who, or that which, guards; garrison; defender; protector; means of guarding; defense; protection. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. The state of being under guard or guardianship; confinement under guard; the condition of a child under a guardian; custody. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. A guarding or defensive motion or position, as in fencing; guard. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. One who, or that which, is guarded. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. A minor or person under the care of a guardian; as, a ward in chancery. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. A division of a county. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. A division, district, or quarter of a town or city. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. A division of a forest. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. A division of a hospital; as, a fever ward. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. A notch or slit in a key corresponding to a ridge in the lock which it fits; a ward notch. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. To keep in safety; to watch; to guard; formerly, in a specific sense, to guard during the day time. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. To defend; to protect. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. To defend by walls, fortifications, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. To fend off; to repel; to turn aside, as anything mischievous that approaches; - usually followed by off. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. A political division of a city or town; the act of guarding or watching; a watch or guard; a person under guard or protection; one section of a hospital. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  31. Act of warding, watch: one whose business is to ward or defend: state of being guarded: means of guarding: one who is under a guardian: a division of a city, hospital, etc.: that which guards a lock or hinders any but the right key from opening it: (B.) guard, prison. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  32. Watch; guard; custody protection; protector; one who is under a guardian; part of a lock protecting it against wrong keys; division of a city, hospital, &c. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  33. A person who is under the guardianship of another. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. A section of a city; division in a hospital, prison, etc.; division in a lock or key. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. Guard made hy a weapon in fencing; a fortress; a stronghold; one whose business is to guard, watch, aud defend; a certain district, division, or quarter of a town or city; custody; confinement under guard; a minor or person under the care of a guardian; the state of a child under a guardian; guardianship; right over orphans; the division of an hospital; the part of a lock which hinders the action of any key but the proper one; act of guarding; watch troops to defend a fort. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  36. Watch; guard made by a weapon in fencing; a stronghold; a certain division of a town or city; confinement under guard; a person under age committed to the ward or care of a guardian. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  37. The act of guarding; watch; guard; guardianship; specifically, a guarding during the day. See the Note under Watch, n., 1. Webster Dictionary DB

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Usage examples for ward

  1. I have not even been in Ward Fourteen since he was brought there." – The Box with the Broken Seals by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  2. She put up her hands as if to ward off an evil spirit, and she laughed again. – Red Hair by Elinor Glyn
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