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Meaning & Definition of Ward in English

English

Ward

/wɔrd/

noun

1. A person who is under the protection or in the custody of another

    synonym:
  • ward

2. A district into which a city or town is divided for the purpose of administration and elections

    synonym:
  • ward

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"
    synonym:
  • ward
  • ,
  • hospital ward

4. English economist and conservationist (1914-1981)

    synonym:
  • Ward
  • ,
  • Barbara Ward
  • ,
  • Baroness Jackson of Lodsworth

5. English writer of novels who was an active opponent of the women's suffrage movement (1851-1920)

    synonym:
  • Ward
  • ,
  • Mrs. Humphrey Ward
  • ,
  • Mary Augusta Arnold Ward

6. United states businessman who in 1872 established a successful mail-order business (1843-1913)

    synonym:
  • Ward
  • ,
  • Montgomery Ward
  • ,
  • Aaron Montgomery Ward

7. A division of a prison (usually consisting of several cells)

    synonym:
  • cellblock
  • ,
  • ward

verb

1. Watch over or shield from danger or harm

  • Protect
  • "Guard my possessions while i'm away"
    synonym:
  • guard
  • ,
  • ward