Definitions of ward

The word "ward" uses 4 letters: adrw.

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a. - The act of guarding; watch; guard; guardianship; specifically, a guarding during the day. See the Note under Watch, n., 1. 2

n. - One who, or that which, guards; garrison; defender; protector; means of guarding; defense; protection. 2

n. - The state of being under guard or guardianship; confinement under guard; the condition of a child under a guardian; custody. 2

n. - A guarding or defensive motion or position, as in fencing; guard. 2

n. - One who, or that which, is guarded. 2

n. - A minor or person under the care of a guardian; as, a ward in chancery. 2

n. - A division of a county. 2

n. - A division, district, or quarter of a town or city. 2

n. - A division of a forest. 2

n. - A division of a hospital; as, a fever ward. 2

n. - 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. 2

n. - A notch or slit in a key corresponding to a ridge in the lock which it fits; a ward notch. 2

n. - To keep in safety; to watch; to guard; formerly, in a specific sense, to guard during the day time. 2

n. - To defend; to protect. 2

n. - To defend by walls, fortifications, etc. 2

n. - To fend off; to repel; to turn aside, as anything mischievous that approaches; -- usually followed by off. 2

v. i. - To be vigilant; to keep guard. 2

v. i. - To act on the defensive with a weapon. 2

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