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Ward  


      n  
1    Dame Barbara (Mary), Baroness Jackson. 1914--81, British economist, environmentalist, and writer. Her books include Spaceship Earth (1966)  
2    Mrs Humphry, married name of Mary Augusta Arnold. 1851--1920, English novelist. Her novels include Robert Elsmere (1888) and The Case of Richard Meynell (1911)  
3    Sir Joseph George. 1856--1930, New Zealand statesman; prime minister of New Zealand (1906--12; 1928--30)  


Nightingale ward  
      n   a long hospital ward with beds on either side and the nurses' station in the middle  
ward  
      n  
1    (in many countries) a district into which a city, town, parish, or other area is divided for administration, election of representatives, etc.  
2    a room in a hospital, esp. one for patients requiring similar kinds of care  
a maternity ward     
3    one of the divisions of a prison  
4    an open space enclosed within the walls of a castle  
5      (Law)  
a      (Also called)    ward of court   a person, esp. a minor or one legally incapable of managing his own affairs, placed under the control or protection of a guardian or of a court  
b    guardianship, as of a minor or legally incompetent person  
6    the state of being under guard or in custody  
7    a person who is under the protection or in the custody of another  
8    a means of protection  
9   
a    an internal ridge or bar in a lock that prevents an incorrectly cut key from turning  
b    a corresponding groove cut in a key  
10       a less common word for       warden   1  
      vb  
11    tr  
Archaic   to guard or protect,   (See also)        ward off  
     (Old English weard protector; related to Old High German wart, Old Saxon ward, Old Norse vorthr. See guard)  
  wardless      adj  
-ward  
      suffix  
1    forming adjectives   indicating direction towards  
a backward step, heavenward progress     
2    forming adverbs      a variant and the usual U.S. and Canadian form of       -wards  
     (Old English -weard towards)  
ward heeler  
      n     (U.S. politics, disparaging)   a party worker who canvasses votes and performs chores for a political boss,   (Also called)    heeler  
ward off  
      vb   tr, adv   to turn aside or repel; avert  
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ward  
      n  
1    (in many countries) a district into which a city, town, parish, or other area is divided for administration, election of representatives, etc.  
2    a room in a hospital, esp. one for patients requiring similar kinds of care  
a maternity ward     
3    one of the divisions of a prison  
4    an open space enclosed within the walls of a castle  
5      (Law)  
a      (Also called)    ward of court   a person, esp. a minor or one legally incapable of managing his own affairs, placed under the control or protection of a guardian or of a court  
b    guardianship, as of a minor or legally incompetent person  
6    the state of being under guard or in custody  
7    a person who is under the protection or in the custody of another  
8    a means of protection  
9   
a    an internal ridge or bar in a lock that prevents an incorrectly cut key from turning  
b    a corresponding groove cut in a key  
10       a less common word for       warden   1  
      vb  
11    tr  
Archaic   to guard or protect,   (See also)        ward off  
     (Old English weard protector; related to Old High German wart, Old Saxon ward, Old Norse vorthr. See guard)  
  wardless      adj  


Nightingale ward  
      n   a long hospital ward with beds on either side and the nurses' station in the middle  
Ward  
      n  
1    Dame Barbara (Mary), Baroness Jackson. 1914--81, British economist, environmentalist, and writer. Her books include Spaceship Earth (1966)  
2    Mrs Humphry, married name of Mary Augusta Arnold. 1851--1920, English novelist. Her novels include Robert Elsmere (1888) and The Case of Richard Meynell (1911)  
3    Sir Joseph George. 1856--1930, New Zealand statesman; prime minister of New Zealand (1906--12; 1928--30)  
-ward  
      suffix  
1    forming adjectives   indicating direction towards  
a backward step, heavenward progress     
2    forming adverbs      a variant and the usual U.S. and Canadian form of       -wards  
     (Old English -weard towards)  
ward heeler  
      n     (U.S. politics, disparaging)   a party worker who canvasses votes and performs chores for a political boss,   (Also called)    heeler  
ward off  
      vb   tr, adv   to turn aside or repel; avert  

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ward  

1    area, district, division, precinct, quarter, zone  
2    apartment, cubicle, room  
3    charge, dependant, minor, protégé, pupil  
4    care, charge, custody, guardianship, keeping, protection, safekeeping  


ward off     
avert, avoid, beat off, block, deflect, fend off, forestall, keep at arm's length, keep at bay, parry, repel, stave off, thwart, turn aside, turn away  
  
Antonyms     
   accept, admit, allow, embrace, permit, receive, take in, welcome  

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