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ward meaning and definition

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WARD noun

Definition of ward (noun)

  1. a person who is under the protection or in the custody of another
  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
  4. English economist and conservationist (1914-1981)
  5. English writer of novels who was an active opponent of the women's suffrage movement (1851-1920)
  6. United States businessman who in 1872 established a successful mail-order business (1843-1913)
  7. a division of a prison (usually consisting of several cells)

WARD verb

Definition of ward (verb)

  1. watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect
    • "guard my possessions while I'm away"
    • synonyms: guard
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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