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Ward

Ward appears in many palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Draw some memos, Ward.
  • Sela Ward did draw ales
  • Ward nurses run "draw".
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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb ward:

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Ward is sometimes a misspelling of word or would.

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Definition of the noun ward

What does ward mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: wards

  1. a person who is under the protection or in the custody of another
  2. a district into which a city or town is divided for the purpose of administration and elections
  3. block forming a division of a hospital (or a suite of rooms) shared by patients who need a similar kind of care
    • example: they put her in a 4-bed ward
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of ward: hospital ward
    • more generic word: block = housing in a large building that is divided into separate units
    • more specific terms:
      • detox = the hospital ward or clinic in which patients are detoxified
      • maternity ward = a hospital ward that provides care for women during pregnancy and childbirth and for newborn infants
    • part of: hospital / infirmary = a health facility where patients receive treatment
  4. English economist and conservationist (1914-1981)
  5. a division of a prison (usually consisting of several cells)
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of ward: cellblock
    • more generic word: block = housing in a large building that is divided into separate units
    • more specific terms: death house / death row = the cellblock in a prison where those condemned to death await execution
    • part of: prison / prison house = a correctional institution where persons are confined while on trial or for punishment
    • part: prison cell / jail cell / cell = a room where a prisoner is kept

Alternative definition of the noun ward

noun

  1. Protection, defence.
  2. an enchantment or spell placed over a designated area, or a social unit, that prevents any tresspasser from entering, approaching and/or even from being able to locate said-protected premises
  3. The action of a watchman; monitoring, surveillance (usually in phrases keep ward etc.).
  4. Guardianship, especially of a child or prisoner.
  5. [historical, Scots law] Land tenure through military service.
  6. [fencing] A guarding or defensive motion or position.
  7. A protected place.
  8. [archaic] An area of a castle, corresponding to a circuit of the walls.
  9. A section or subdivision of a prison.
  10. An administrative division of a borough, city or council.
  11. [Mormonism] A subdivision of the LDS Church, smaller than and part of a stake, but larger than a branch.
  12. A room in a hospital where patients reside.
  13. A person under guardianship.
  14. A minor looked after by a guardian.
  15. [obsolete] An underage orphan.
  16. An object used for guarding.
  17. The ridges on the inside of a lock, or the incisions on a key.
  18. [obsolete] A guard; a guardian or watchman.

Definition of the verb ward

What does ward mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: warded | warding | wards

  1. watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect
    • lexical domain: Competition - verbs of fighting, athletic activities
    • synonym of ward: guard
    • more generic word: protect = shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage
    • more specific word: shepherd = watch over like a shepherd, as a teacher of her pupils

Places

  1. Ward is a Home Rule Municipality in Boulder County, Colorado, United States. The population was 150 at the 2010 census. The town is a former mining settlement founded in 1860 in the wake of the discovery of gold at nearby Gold Hill. Once one of the richest towns in the state during the Colorado Gold Rush, it is located on a mountainside at the top of Left Hand Canyon, near the Peak-to-Peak Highway northwest of Boulder.
  2. Ward is the fourth most populous city in Lonoke County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 2,580 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Little Rock–North Little Rock–Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area.
  3. Ward is a town in Saluda County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 110 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Columbia, South Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area.
  4. Ward is a town in Moody County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 48 at the 2010 census.
  5. Ward is a small town in Marlborough, New Zealand. It is located on State Highway 1, 20 kilometres south of Seddon. Kaikoura is 82 km to the southwest. The Flaxbourne River flows past to the north and into the Pacific Ocean to the south-east of Ward.
  6. Ward is a town in Allegany County, New York, United States. The population was 368 at the 2010 census. The town was named after Hamilton Ward.
  7. Ward a.k.a. Ward, Alabama: Ward is an unincorporated community in Sumter County, Alabama, United States. Its ZIP code is 36922.
  8. Ward a.k.a. Ward, West Virginia: Ward is an unincorporated community and coal town in Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States. Its post office is closed. Ward is approximately 3 miles northeast of Cedar Grove, along Kellys Creek.
  9. Ward a.k.a. Ward, Delaware: Ward is an unincorporated community in Sussex County, Delaware, United States. Ward is located on Delaware Route 30 northeast of Delmar.

There are other places with in their name, like J. Ward, La Ward, Fort Ward, Seth Ward, Ward Cove, Ward Hill, Ward Park, Fifth Ward, South Ward, Ward Acres, Ward Creek, Castle Ward, Tenryū Ward, Ward County, Jackson Ward, Hamakita Ward, Ward Township, Ward Acres Park, Forest-Rockway Ward.

Phrases with Ward

Phrases starting with the word Ward:

  1. ward off
  2. ward-heeler
  3. Ward Pandora
  4. Ward's Trogon
  5. Ward's Saltbush
  6. Ward Beardtongue
  7. Ward's Milkvetch
  8. Ward's Bladderpod
  9. Ward's Flycatcher
  10. Ward's Beardtongue

Phrases ending with the word Ward:

  1. -WARD
  2. Crown Ward
  3. artemus ward
  4. barbara ward
  5. hospital ward
  6. maternity ward
  7. mrs. humphrey ward

Other phrases containing the word Ward:

  1. to ward off
  2. julia ward howe
  3. henry ward beecher

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Ward

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Google previewSpiritual Warfare Bible-NKJV (2012)

by Charisma House

Ward is an interesting word. In Hebrew it is...

Google previewThe Prophet's Manual (2017)

A Guide to Sustaining Your Prophetic Gift by John Eckhardt

—Isaiah 21:8, kjv, emphasis added Ward is an interesting word.

Google previewMore Tales from Ringside (2004)

by Tom Donelson, Frank Lotierzo

Ward is a plodder who just keeps coming and throwing punches, just hoping to make contact.

Google previewOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (2007)

The ward is a factory for the Combine. It's for fixing up mistakes made in the neighborhoods and in the schools and in the churches, the hospital is. When a completed product goes back out into society, all fixed up good as new, better than new ...

Google previewA Shotgun Wedding (2012)

The Conflict Between Science and Religion Resolved by Philip S. Radcliffe

Ward is an illustrious Oxford don who holds a philosophy chair and is also an ordained Anglican priest. Strobel is a journalist who has written several books on contemporary religion. David Berlinski has a PhD from Princeton, University, has ...

Google previewThe Town and Country Magazine or Universal Repository of Knowledge, Instruction and Entertainment, Vol. V for the Year 1773 (1773)

In this ward is the custom house, a spacious building with two wing- : that called the ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Irish Cinema (2007)

by Roderick Flynn, Patrick Brereton

WARD ANDERSON ° 367 comic generic sophistication as, for example, Alan Parker's Bugsy Malone (which Puttnam also produced). Incidentally, the film's release was held up following a court injunction by parents of an actor extra, who ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Heraldica Or Complete Dictionary of Heraldry (1828)

by William Berry

Ward, [Birmingham, Warwickshire; and Berkshire,] chequy, or and az. a bend erm . — Crest, an Indian goat ppr. collared, ringed, lined, and armed or. [Granted 22d Dec. 1575.] Ward, [Bexley and Poswyke, Norfolk.] The same Arms. — Crest, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African American Business (2006)

by Jessie Carney Smith

Ward Transfer and Storage Company African American business history in late-nineteenth-century America documents the work of a people to rebuild the South's economy and, for black urban businesses outside ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African American Religions (2013)

by Larry G. Murphy, J. Gordon Melton, Gary L. Ward

Ward...

Henry Wendell Murph Willis Nazrey Decatur Ward Nichols Henry Blanton Parks Daniel Alexander Payne Howard Thomas Primm Robert Lee Pruitt William Paul Quinn Reverdy Cassius ...

Google previewThe Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art (2008)

by Gerald W. R. Ward

Ward for this publication. New material has been provided byJeffrey Martin (Computer art; Magnetic tape; Motion picture ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Political Thought (2001)

by Garrett Ward Sheldon

Garrett Ward Sheldon. E. F. Eastwood, David (1959– ) British historian, political philosopher, and academic Educated at Sandbach School, Cheshire, and St. Peter's College, Oxford, Eastwood distinguished himself early as an astute historian ...

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The worst moment for an atheist is when he feels grateful and has no one to thank. (Wendy Ward)
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Scrabble value of W4A1R1D2

The value of this 4-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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