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ˈwɔr dnwar·den

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wardennoun

    the chief official in charge of a prison


  1. wardennoun

    A guard or watchman.

  2. wardennoun

    A chief administrative officer of a prison

  3. wardennoun

    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. wardennoun

    A governing official in various institutions

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Wardennoun

    Etymology: waerden, Dutch.

    The warden of apothecaries hall. Samuel Garth.

    Nor must all shoots of pears alike be set,
    Crustumian, Syrian pears, and wardens great. Thomas May, Virg.

    Ox-cheek when hot, and wardens bak’d some cry. King.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wardennoun

    a keeper; a guardian; a watchman

  2. Wardennoun

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

  3. Wardennoun

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

  4. Wardennoun

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

  5. Etymology: [OE. wardein, OF. wardein, gardein, gardain, F. gardien. See Guardian, and Ward guard.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Warden

    wawr′dn, n. a kind of pear.—Warden pie, a pie made of warden pears. [Prob. 'a pear which may be kept long,' from the preceding word.]

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  1. warden


Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. warden

    An officer appointed for the naval or military protection of some particular district of country. In order to keep the districts of England adjoining to Scotland and Wales in an attitude of defense, great officers, called lord wardens of the marches, were appointed, to whom the duty of protecting the frontier was committed. From this source originated the name ward, applied to the subdivisions of the counties of Cumberland, Westmoreland, and Durham,—a term afterwards extended to divisions of a city, town, or burgh adopted for municipal purposes. The custodier of Dover Castle was created by William the Conqueror warden of the Cinque Ports, and guardian of the adjacent coast, an office comprising extensive jurisdiction, civil, naval, and military, the greater part of which was taken away by 18 and 19 Vict., c. 48.

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  1. Andrew

  2. wander

  3. warned

  4. redawn

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of warden in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of warden in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of warden in a Sentence

  1. Gideon Wanjohi:

    As soon as I finished the porridge, I would head straight to the room where the prison warden gave us the drugs. A slight delay or failure meant a thorough beating with the cane, we would then sit and wait for lunch, sit and wait for dinner, then sleep.

  2. Quintin Jones:

    I would like to thank all of the supporting people who helped me over the years, love all my friends and all the friendships that I have made. They are like the sky. It is all part of life, like a big full plate of food for the soul. I hope I left everyone a plate of food full of happy memories, happiness and no sadness. I'm done warden.

  3. Vincent Van Gogh:

    An artist needn't be a clergyman or a church warden, but he must have a warm heart for his fellow men.

  4. Karen Zubke:

    Six-year-old Lexi sat many hours yesterday without success but today her persistence paid off. Her father, Tyler Harris, had tears of joy when his little hunting partner got her first buck poses for Warden Randy Dunkel. Congratulations, Lexi!

  5. Cameron Lindsay:

    A psychologist is going to think one way, but a warden needs to think a different way, you have to take the conservative, safe route and keep an individual like this on suicide watch.

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