ward
1. [ noun ] a person who is under the protection or in the custody of another
Related terms: person guard
2. [ noun ] (government,geography) a district into which a city or town is divided for the purpose of administration and elections
Related terms: administrative_district municipality
3. [ noun ] (medicine,housing) 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
Examples:

"they put her in a 4-bed ward"

Related terms: block maternity_ward detox hospital
4. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 66
5. [ noun ] (economics,politics) English economist and conservationist (1914-1981)
Synonyms: baroness_jackson_of_lodsworth barbara_ward
Related terms: economist environmentalist
6. [ verb ] watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect
Synonyms: guard
Examples:

"guard my possessions while I'm away"

Related terms: protect shepherd
7. [ noun ] (writing) English writer of novels who was an active opponent of the women's suffrage movement (1851-1920)
Synonyms: mrs._humphrey_ward mary_augusta_arnold_ward
Related terms: writer
8. [ noun ] Man's first name, popularity rank in the U.S. is 687
9. [ noun ] (work,business) United States businessman who in 1872 established a successful mail-order business (1843-1913)
Synonyms: montgomery_ward asron_montgomery_ward
Related terms: businessman
10. [ noun ] (law,housing) a division of a prison (usually consisting of several cells)
Synonyms: cellblock
Related terms: block death_house prison cell
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