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Noun: ward  word
  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
    "they put her in a 4-bed ward";
    - hospital ward
  4. A division of a prison (usually consisting of several cells)
    - cellblock
Verb: ward  word
  1. Watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect
    - guard
Noun: Ward
  1. English economist and conservationist (1914-1981)
    - Barbara Ward, Baroness Jackson of Lodsworth
  2. English writer of novels who was an active opponent of the women's suffrage movement (1851-1920)
    - Mary Augusta Ward, Mrs. Humphrey Ward, Mary Augusta Arnold Ward
  3. United States businessman who in 1872 established a successful mail-order business (1843-1913)
    - Montgomery Ward, Aaron Montgomery Ward

Sounds like: war, ward

Derived forms: warding, warded, wards

Type of: administrative district, administrative division, author, block, businessman, conservationist, economic expert, economist, eco-warrior [informal], environmentalist, individual, man of affairs, mortal, person, protect, somebody, someone, soul, territorial division, writer

Part of: hospital, infirmary, municipality, prison, prison house

Encyclopedia: Ward, Max