Definitions for wardenˈwɔr dn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

war•denˈwɔr dn(n.)

  1. a person charged with the care and custody of something; keeper.

    Category: Government

  2. the chief administrative officer in charge of a prison.

    Category: Government

  3. any of various public officials charged with superintendence or with enforcement of regulations, as a fire warden or game warden.

    Category: Government

  4. (in Connecticut) the chief executive officer of a borough.

    Category: Government

  5. (formerly) the principal official in a region, town, etc.

    Category: Government

  6. the president or governor of certain British schools and colleges.

    Category: Government, British

  7. a member of the governing body of a guild.

    Category: Government

  8. a churchwarden.

    Category: Religion

  9. a gatekeeper.

Origin of warden:

1175–1225; ME wardein < ONF, =ward(er) to guard+-ein, var. of -enc < Gmc; see -ing3

ward′en•ship`(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. warden(noun)

    the chief official in charge of a prison

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. warden(noun)ˈwɔr dn

    sb who is in charge of a prison

Wiktionary

  1. warden(Noun)

    A guard or watchman.

  2. warden(Noun)

    A chief administrative officer of a prison

  3. warden(Noun)

    An official charged with supervisory duties or with the enforcement of specific laws or regulations; such as a game warden or air raid warden

  4. warden(Noun)

    A governing official in various institutions

  5. Origin: From wardein, from wardein, from guarder, from ward-; related to Old High German warten.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Warden(noun)

    a keeper; a guardian; a watchman

  2. Warden(noun)

    an officer who keeps or guards; a keeper; as, the warden of a prison

  3. Warden(noun)

    a head official; as, the warden of a college; specifically (Eccl.), a churchwarden

  4. Warden(noun)

    a large, hard pear, chiefly used for baking and roasting

Freebase

  1. Warden

    Warden is a station on the Bloor–Danforth line of the subway system in Toronto, Canada. It is located at 3276 St. Clair Avenue East, on the southeast corner of the intersection with Warden Avenue. In 2008, the Toronto Star reported this station to be a "known problem area" in terms of crime in the subway system, along with Lawrence West, Lansdowne, and Kennedy stations. 1092 parking spaces are located at this station for commuter use.


Translations for warden

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

warden(noun)

the person in charge of an old people's home, a student residence etc

The warden has reported that two students are missing from the hostel.

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