n.1.The act of guarding; watch; guard; guardianship; specifically, a guarding during the day. See the Note under Watch, n., 1.
Still, when she slept, he kept both watch and ward.
- Spenser.
2.One who, or that which, guards; garrison; defender; protector; means of guarding; defense; protection.
For the best ward of mine honor.
- Shak.
3.The state of being under guard or guardianship; confinement under guard; the condition of a child under a guardian; custody.
And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard.
- Gen. xl. 3.
4.A guarding or defensive motion or position, as in fencing; guard.
5.One who, or that which, is guarded.
6.A minor or person under the care of a guardian; as, a ward in chancery.
6.A projecting ridge of metal in the interior of a lock, to prevent the use of any key which has not a corresponding notch for passing it.
Ward penny
(O. Eng. Law) money paid to the sheriff or castellan for watching and warding a castle.
Ward staff
a constable's or watchman's staff.
7.A division of a county.
8.A division, district, or quarter of a town or city.
9.A division of a forest.
10.A division of a hospital; as, a fever ward.
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Warded; p. pr. & vb. n. Warding.]
1.To keep in safety; to watch; to guard; formerly, in a specific sense, to guard during the day time.
2.To defend; to protect.
3.To defend by walls, fortifications, etc.
4.To fend off; to repel; to turn aside, as anything mischievous that approaches; - usually followed by off.
v. i.1.To be vigilant; to keep guard.
2.To act on the defensive with a weapon.
Noun1.ward - a person who is under the protection or in the custody of another
2.ward - a district into which a city or town is divided for the purpose of administration and elections
3.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"
Synonyms: hospital ward
4.Ward - English economist and conservationist (1914-1981)
5.Ward - English writer of novels who was an active opponent of the women's suffrage movement (1851-1920)
6.Ward - United States businessman who in 1872 established a successful mail-order business (1843-1913)
7.ward - a division of a prison (usually consisting of several cells)
Synonyms: cellblock
Verb1.ward - watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect; "guard my possessions while I'm away"
Synonyms: guard

WARD, domestic relations. An infant placed by authority of law under the care of a guardian.
     2. While under the care of a guardian a ward can make no contract whatever binding upon him, except for necessaries. When the relation of guardian and ward ceases, the latter is entitled to have an account of the administration of his estate from the former. During the existence of this relation, the ward is under the subjection of his guardian, who stands in loco parentis.

WARD, a district. Most cities are divided for various purposes into districts, each of which is called a ward.

WARD, police. To watch in the day time, for the purpose of preventing violations of the law.
     2. It is the duty of all police officers and constables to keep ward in their respective districts.

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