What does WARD mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ward(noun)

    a person who is under the protection or in the custody of another

  2. ward(noun)

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

  3. ward, hospital 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"

  4. Ward, Barbara Ward, Baroness Jackson of Lodsworth(noun)

    English economist and conservationist (1914-1981)

  5. Ward, Mrs. Humphrey Ward, Mary Augusta Arnold Ward(noun)

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

  6. Ward, Montgomery Ward, Aaron Montgomery Ward(noun)

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

  7. cellblock, ward(verb)

    a division of a prison (usually consisting of several cells)

  8. guard, ward(verb)

    watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect

    "guard my possessions while I'm away"

Wiktionary

  1. Ward(ProperNoun)

    An English occupational surname for a guard or watchman.

    Etymology: weard (masc.), from warduz. Cognate with German Wart.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ward(adj)

    the act of guarding; watch; guard; guardianship; specifically, a guarding during the day. See the Note under Watch, n., 1

    Etymology: [OE. wardien, AS. weardian to keep, protect; akin to OS. wardn to watch, take care, OFries. wardia, OHG. wartn, G. warten to wait, wait on, attend to, Icel. vara to guarantee defend, Sw. vrda to guard, to watch; cf. OF. warder, of German origin. See Ward, n., and cf. Award, Guard, Reward.]

  2. Ward(noun)

    one who, or that which, guards; garrison; defender; protector; means of guarding; defense; protection

    Etymology: [OE. wardien, AS. weardian to keep, protect; akin to OS. wardn to watch, take care, OFries. wardia, OHG. wartn, G. warten to wait, wait on, attend to, Icel. vara to guarantee defend, Sw. vrda to guard, to watch; cf. OF. warder, of German origin. See Ward, n., and cf. Award, Guard, Reward.]

  3. Ward(noun)

    the state of being under guard or guardianship; confinement under guard; the condition of a child under a guardian; custody

    Etymology: [OE. wardien, AS. weardian to keep, protect; akin to OS. wardn to watch, take care, OFries. wardia, OHG. wartn, G. warten to wait, wait on, attend to, Icel. vara to guarantee defend, Sw. vrda to guard, to watch; cf. OF. warder, of German origin. See Ward, n., and cf. Award, Guard, Reward.]

  4. Ward(noun)

    a guarding or defensive motion or position, as in fencing; guard

    Etymology: [OE. wardien, AS. weardian to keep, protect; akin to OS. wardn to watch, take care, OFries. wardia, OHG. wartn, G. warten to wait, wait on, attend to, Icel. vara to guarantee defend, Sw. vrda to guard, to watch; cf. OF. warder, of German origin. See Ward, n., and cf. Award, Guard, Reward.]

  5. Ward(noun)

    one who, or that which, is guarded

    Etymology: [OE. wardien, AS. weardian to keep, protect; akin to OS. wardn to watch, take care, OFries. wardia, OHG. wartn, G. warten to wait, wait on, attend to, Icel. vara to guarantee defend, Sw. vrda to guard, to watch; cf. OF. warder, of German origin. See Ward, n., and cf. Award, Guard, Reward.]

  6. Ward(noun)

    a minor or person under the care of a guardian; as, a ward in chancery

    Etymology: [OE. wardien, AS. weardian to keep, protect; akin to OS. wardn to watch, take care, OFries. wardia, OHG. wartn, G. warten to wait, wait on, attend to, Icel. vara to guarantee defend, Sw. vrda to guard, to watch; cf. OF. warder, of German origin. See Ward, n., and cf. Award, Guard, Reward.]

  7. Ward(noun)

    a division of a county

    Etymology: [OE. wardien, AS. weardian to keep, protect; akin to OS. wardn to watch, take care, OFries. wardia, OHG. wartn, G. warten to wait, wait on, attend to, Icel. vara to guarantee defend, Sw. vrda to guard, to watch; cf. OF. warder, of German origin. See Ward, n., and cf. Award, Guard, Reward.]

  8. Ward(noun)

    a division, district, or quarter of a town or city

    Etymology: [OE. wardien, AS. weardian to keep, protect; akin to OS. wardn to watch, take care, OFries. wardia, OHG. wartn, G. warten to wait, wait on, attend to, Icel. vara to guarantee defend, Sw. vrda to guard, to watch; cf. OF. warder, of German origin. See Ward, n., and cf. Award, Guard, Reward.]

  9. Ward(noun)

    a division of a forest

    Etymology: [OE. wardien, AS. weardian to keep, protect; akin to OS. wardn to watch, take care, OFries. wardia, OHG. wartn, G. warten to wait, wait on, attend to, Icel. vara to guarantee defend, Sw. vrda to guard, to watch; cf. OF. warder, of German origin. See Ward, n., and cf. Award, Guard, Reward.]

  10. Ward(noun)

    a division of a hospital; as, a fever ward

    Etymology: [OE. wardien, AS. weardian to keep, protect; akin to OS. wardn to watch, take care, OFries. wardia, OHG. wartn, G. warten to wait, wait on, attend to, Icel. vara to guarantee defend, Sw. vrda to guard, to watch; cf. OF. warder, of German origin. See Ward, n., and cf. Award, Guard, Reward.]

  11. Ward(noun)

    a projecting ridge of metal in the interior of a lock, to prevent the use of any key which has not a corresponding notch for passing it

    Etymology: [OE. wardien, AS. weardian to keep, protect; akin to OS. wardn to watch, take care, OFries. wardia, OHG. wartn, G. warten to wait, wait on, attend to, Icel. vara to guarantee defend, Sw. vrda to guard, to watch; cf. OF. warder, of German origin. See Ward, n., and cf. Award, Guard, Reward.]

  12. Ward(noun)

    a notch or slit in a key corresponding to a ridge in the lock which it fits; a ward notch

    Etymology: [OE. wardien, AS. weardian to keep, protect; akin to OS. wardn to watch, take care, OFries. wardia, OHG. wartn, G. warten to wait, wait on, attend to, Icel. vara to guarantee defend, Sw. vrda to guard, to watch; cf. OF. warder, of German origin. See Ward, n., and cf. Award, Guard, Reward.]

  13. Ward(noun)

    to keep in safety; to watch; to guard; formerly, in a specific sense, to guard during the day time

    Etymology: [OE. wardien, AS. weardian to keep, protect; akin to OS. wardn to watch, take care, OFries. wardia, OHG. wartn, G. warten to wait, wait on, attend to, Icel. vara to guarantee defend, Sw. vrda to guard, to watch; cf. OF. warder, of German origin. See Ward, n., and cf. Award, Guard, Reward.]

  14. Ward(noun)

    to defend; to protect

    Etymology: [OE. wardien, AS. weardian to keep, protect; akin to OS. wardn to watch, take care, OFries. wardia, OHG. wartn, G. warten to wait, wait on, attend to, Icel. vara to guarantee defend, Sw. vrda to guard, to watch; cf. OF. warder, of German origin. See Ward, n., and cf. Award, Guard, Reward.]

  15. Ward(noun)

    to defend by walls, fortifications, etc

    Etymology: [OE. wardien, AS. weardian to keep, protect; akin to OS. wardn to watch, take care, OFries. wardia, OHG. wartn, G. warten to wait, wait on, attend to, Icel. vara to guarantee defend, Sw. vrda to guard, to watch; cf. OF. warder, of German origin. See Ward, n., and cf. Award, Guard, Reward.]

  16. Ward(noun)

    to fend off; to repel; to turn aside, as anything mischievous that approaches; -- usually followed by off

    Etymology: [OE. wardien, AS. weardian to keep, protect; akin to OS. wardn to watch, take care, OFries. wardia, OHG. wartn, G. warten to wait, wait on, attend to, Icel. vara to guarantee defend, Sw. vrda to guard, to watch; cf. OF. warder, of German origin. See Ward, n., and cf. Award, Guard, Reward.]

  17. Ward(verb)

    to be vigilant; to keep guard

    Etymology: [OE. wardien, AS. weardian to keep, protect; akin to OS. wardn to watch, take care, OFries. wardia, OHG. wartn, G. warten to wait, wait on, attend to, Icel. vara to guarantee defend, Sw. vrda to guard, to watch; cf. OF. warder, of German origin. See Ward, n., and cf. Award, Guard, Reward.]

  18. Ward(verb)

    to act on the defensive with a weapon

    Etymology: [OE. wardien, AS. weardian to keep, protect; akin to OS. wardn to watch, take care, OFries. wardia, OHG. wartn, G. warten to wait, wait on, attend to, Icel. vara to guarantee defend, Sw. vrda to guard, to watch; cf. OF. warder, of German origin. See Ward, n., and cf. Award, Guard, Reward.]

Freebase

  1. Ward

    A ward is a subdivision of a local authority area, typically used for electoral purposes. Wards are usually named after neighbourhoods, thoroughfares, parishes, landmarks, geographical features and in some cases historical figures connected to the area. It is common in the United States for wards to simply be numbered. In Australia, Canada, Monaco, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States they are an electoral district within a district or municipality, used in local government elections. In the United States, wards are usually subdivided into precincts for polling purposes. In the Republic of Ireland, urban Wards and rural District Electoral Divisions were renamed Electoral Divisions in 1994. The electoral districts for local authorities are often popularly called "wards". These consist of multiple electoral divisions, and are officially called "local electoral areas". In the case of a municipal amalgamation, the former cities and towns that make up the new metropolis may be referred to as wards. ⁕In certain cities of India, like Mumbai and Delhi, a ward is an administrative unit of the city region, a city area is divided into Zones, which in turn contains numerous wards.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ward

    wawrd, v.t. to guard or take care of: to keep in safety: to keep away, fend off (with off).—v.i. to act on the defensive.—n. act of warding, watch: those whose business is to ward or defend: state of being guarded: means of guarding: one who is under a guardian: a division of a city, hospital, county, (B.) army, &c.: that which guards a lock or hinders any but the right key from opening it: (B.) guard, prison: a defensive movement in fencing.—ns. Ward′en, one who wards or guards: a keeper, especially a public officer appointed for the naval or military protection of some particular district of country: the head of a school, college, &c.; Ward′enry (rare), the district in charge of a warden; Ward′enship, the office of a warden; Ward′er, one who wards or keeps: a staff of authority; Ward′-mote, a meeting of a ward, or of a court of a ward, which has power to inquire into and present defaults in matters relating to watch, police, &c.; Ward′robe, a room or portable closet for robes or clothes: wearing apparel; Ward′-room, a room used as a messroom by the officers of a war-ship; Ward′ship, the office of a ward or guardian: state of being under a guardian: in English feudal law, the guardianship which the feudal lord had of the land of his vassal while the latter was an infant or minor.—Ward in Chancery, a minor under the protection of the Court of Chancery.—Warden of the Cinque Ports, the governor of the Cinque Ports, having the authority of an admiral and the power to hold a court of admiralty; Warden of the Marches, officers formerly appointed to keep the districts of England adjoining Scotland and Wales in a state of defence; Warden of the Mint, formerly the official of the English Mint next in rank to the Master.—Port warden, the chief officer in a port. [A.S. weardian; Ger. warten, to watch in order to protect.]

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Ward

    Direction in a straight line; a term proposed by Prof. James Thompson. The words "backward" and "forward" indicate its scope.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. ward

    Watch, the act of guarding. A garrison or party stationed for defense of any place; a position of defense or guard made by a weapon in fencing. Also, to guard; to watch; to defend; to parry an attack.

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'WARD' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3245

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'WARD' in Nouns Frequency: #1527

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of WARD in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of WARD in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of WARD in a Sentence

  1. Evercore Partners:

    Ward has a superb record and deep experience in the large cap multinational energy sector, and that will be very complementary to our current energy platform.

  2. Marcus Molinaro:

    While I unequivocally believe in second chances, I also believe in the rule of law, desperate to ward off a challenge from Cynthia Nixon, Andrew Cuomo’s unilateral action is an insult to the legislature, the courts, crime victims and the voters of the State of New York.

  3. Bess Jensen:

    Whenever we had a baby that was a ward of the state or the parents weren't there or needed help, I would come in and rock the baby.

  4. Ignacio Aguado:

    Because of cuts and insufficient investment in primary health care, the first port of call is the emergency ward.

  5. Aaron Hernandez:

    That would make the Patriots Ursula Ward's champion.

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  • oddělení, svěřenec, sborCzech
  • Mündel, Wache, Station, StadtbezirkGerman
  • guarda, sala, guardia, pupilo, barrioSpanish
  • kaupunginosa, holhottava, vahti, potilashuone, holhokki, vartio, haitta, potilassali, osasto, suojellaFinnish
  • garde, pupille, quartier, salle, courFrench
  • doltey, wardManx
  • városrész, kórterem, kerületHungarian
  • guardianoItalian
  • 被後見人, 病室, 病棟, かわすJapanese
  • សង្កាត់, ខាងKhmer
  • 병동Korean
  • штитеник, одделение, реон, стража, чува, вардиMacedonian
  • dzielnica, oddział, okręgPolish
  • guardaPortuguese
  • большой приход, палата, район, отражать, сторожить, быть начеку, защищать, охранятьRussian
  • bolesnička soba, odjelSerbo-Croatian
  • وارڈUrdu

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