Definitions of ward:
  • noun:   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"
  • noun:   a district into which a city or town is divided for the purpose of administration and elections
  • noun:   a person who is under the protection or in the custody of another
  • noun:   United States businessman who in 1872 established a successful mail-order business (1843-1913)
  • noun:   English writer of novels who was an active opponent of the women's suffrage movement (1851-1920)
  • noun:   English economist and conservationist (1914-1981)
  • noun:   a division of a prison (usually consisting of several cells)
  • verb:   watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 925 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #66)
  • name:  A male given name (rare: 1 in 10000 males; popularity rank in the U.S.: #687)

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