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ward meaning

EN[wɔːd]
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WWard
  • Ward may refer to:
  • NounPLwardsSUF-ward
    1. (archaic or obsolete) A guard; a guardian or watchman.
      1. Protection, defence.
        1. the best ward of mine honour
        2. Before the dore sat selfe-consuming Care, / Day and night keeping wary watch and ward, / For feare least Force or Fraud should vnaware / Breake in [ …]
        3. So forth the presoners were brought before Arthure, and he commaunded hem into kepyng of the conestabyls warde, surely to be kepte as noble presoners.
        4. Thou knowest my old ward; here I lay, and thus I bore my point.
      2. A protected place.
        1. Diocletian [ …] must certainly have derived some consolation from the grandeur of Aspalaton, the great arcaded wall it turned to the Adriatic, its four separate wards, each town size, and its seventeen watch-towers  [ …] .
        2. On our last visit to Tokyo, we went to Chiyoda ward and visited the Emperor's palace. ‎
        3. Many hospitals have not taken simple steps to lessen the distress and confusion which dementia sufferers' often feel on being somewhere so unfamiliar – such as making signs large and easy to read, using colour schemes to help patients find their way around unfamiliar wards and not putting family mementoes such as photographs nearby.
      3. A person under guardianship.
        1. After the trial, little Robert was declared a ward of the state. ‎
      4. An object used for guarding.
        1. A man must thorowly sound himselfe, and dive into his heart, and there see by what wards or springs the motions stirre.
    2. VerbSGwardsPRwardingPT, PPwarded
      1. VT To keep in safety, to watch over, to guard.
        1. VT To defend, to protect.
          1. VT To fend off, to repel, to turn aside, as anything mischievous that approaches; -- usually followed by off.
            1. VI To be vigilant; to keep guard.
              1. VI To act on the defensive with a weapon.
              2. More Examples
                1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                  • After the trial, little Robert was declared a ward of the state. ‎
                  • Richard Bryant (the noted "DICKBOY") was of this gang, as were Ben. Kayford and Geo. Ward (alias DAGGER) and some others, all hanged at Gloucester, Bristol, Salisbury, and Ilchester.
                  • A man must thorowly sound himselfe, and dive into his heart, and there see by what wards or springs the motions stirre.

              Meaning of ward for the defined word.

              Grammatically, this word "ward" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
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                  • Countable nouns
                  • Verbs
                    • Intransitive verbs
                      • Transitive verbs
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