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    ward - Dictionary definition and meaning for word ward

    Definition
    (noun) a person who is under the protection or in the custody of another Definition
    (noun) a district into which a city or town is divided for the purpose of administration and elections Definition
    (noun) block forming a division of a hospital (or a suite of rooms) shared by patients who need a similar kind of care
    Synonyms : hospital ward
    Example Sentence
    • they put her in a 4-bed ward
    Definition
    (noun) English economist and conservationist (1914-1981) Definition
    (noun) English writer of novels who was an active opponent of the women's suffrage movement (1851-1920) Definition
    (noun) United States businessman who in 1872 established a successful mail-order business (1843-1913) Definition
    (noun) a division of a prison (usually consisting of several cells)
    Synonyms : cellblock
    Definition
    (verb) watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect
    Synonyms : guard
    Example Sentence
    • guard my possessions while I'm away
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ward

Ward and guard sound similar...you ward off something that is evil or bad, similarly you guard yourself against the evil.

the warden was awarded for warding off war in the ward!

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