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ward

 
Noun ward has 7 senses
  1. ward - a person who is under the protection or in the custody of another
    --1 is a kind of
    person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, human, soul
    Derived form: verb ward1
  2. ward - a district into which a city or town is divided for the purpose of administration and elections
    --2 is a kind of
    administrative district, administrative division, territorial division
    --2 is a part of municipality
  3. ward, hospital ward - block forming a division of a hospital (or a suite of rooms) shared by patients who need a similar kind of care; "they put her in a 4-bed ward"
    --3 is a kind of block
    --3 is a part of hospital, infirmary
    --3 has particulars: detox; maternity ward
  4. Ward, Barbara Ward, Baroness Jackson of Lodsworth - English economist and conservationist (1914-1981)
    --4 is a kind of economist, economic expert; environmentalist, conservationist
  5. Ward, Mrs. Humphrey Ward, Mary Augusta Arnold Ward - English writer of novels who was an active opponent of the women's suffrage movement (1851-1920)
    --5 is a kind of writer, author
  6. Ward, Montgomery Ward, Asron Montgomery Ward - United States businessman who in 1872 established a successful mail-order business (1843-1913)
    --6 is a kind of businessman, man of affairs
  7. cellblock, ward - a division of a prison (usually consisting of several cells)
    --7 is a kind of block
    --7 is a part of prison, prison house
    --7 has parts: cell, jail cell, prison cell
    --7 has particulars: death house, death row
Verb ward has 1 sense
  1. guard, ward - watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect; "guard my possessions while I'm away"
    --1 is one way to protect
    Derived forms: noun ward1, noun warder1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
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