Associations to the word «Ward»

Wiktionary

WARD, noun. (archaic or obsolete) A guard; a guardian or watchman.
WARD, noun. Protection, defence.
WARD, noun. (obsolete) A guard or watchman; now replaced by warden.
WARD, noun. The action of a watchman; monitoring, surveillance (usually in phrases keep ward etc.).
WARD, noun. Guardianship, especially of a child or prisoner.
WARD, noun. An enchantment or spell placed over a designated area, or a social unit, that prevents any tresspasser from entering, approaching and/or even from being able to locate said-protected premises
WARD, noun. (historical) (Scots law) Land tenure through military service.
WARD, noun. (fencing) A guarding or defensive motion or position.
WARD, noun. A protected place.
WARD, noun. (archaic) An area of a castle, corresponding to a circuit of the walls.
WARD, noun. A section or subdivision of a prison.
WARD, noun. An administrative division of a borough, city or council.
WARD, noun. (UK) A division of a forest.
WARD, noun. (Mormonism) A subdivision of the LDS Church, smaller than and part of a stake, but larger than a branch.
WARD, noun. A part of a hospital where patients reside.
WARD, noun. A person under guardianship.
WARD, noun. A minor looked after by a guardian.
WARD, noun. (obsolete) An underage orphan.
WARD, noun. An object used for guarding.
WARD, noun. The ridges on the inside of a lock, or the incisions on a key.
WARD, verb. (transitive) To keep in safety, to watch over, to guard.
WARD, verb. (transitive) To defend, to protect.
WARD, verb. (transitive) To fend off, to repel, to turn aside, as anything mischievous that approaches; -- usually followed by off.
WARD, verb. (intransitive) To be vigilant; to keep guard.
WARD, verb. (intransitive) To act on the defensive with a weapon.
WARD, proper noun. An English occupational surname​ for a guard or watchman.
WARD OFF, verb. (transitive) To parry, or turn aside.
WARD OFF, verb. (transitive) To avert or prevent.

Dictionary definition

WARD, noun. A person who is under the protection or in the custody of another.
WARD, noun. A district into which a city or town is divided for the purpose of administration and elections.
WARD, noun. 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".
WARD, noun. English economist and conservationist (1914-1981).
WARD, noun. English writer of novels who was an active opponent of the women's suffrage movement (1851-1920).
WARD, noun. United States businessman who in 1872 established a successful mail-order business (1843-1913).
WARD, noun. A division of a prison (usually consisting of several cells).
WARD, verb. Watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect; "guard my possessions while I'm away".

Wise words

The words of truth are simple.
Aeschylus