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Meaning of ward

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

  ward
      n 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; "they put
         her in a 4-bed ward" [syn: {ward}, {hospital ward}]
      4: English economist and conservationist (1914-1981) [syn:
         {Ward}, {Barbara Ward}, {Baroness Jackson of Lodsworth}]
      5: English writer of novels who was an active opponent of the
         women's suffrage movement (1851-1920) [syn: {Ward}, {Mrs.
         Humphrey Ward}, {Mary Augusta Arnold Ward}]
      6: United States businessman who in 1872 established a
         successful mail-order business (1843-1913) [syn: {Ward},
         {Montgomery Ward}, {Aaron Montgomery Ward}]
      7: a division of a prison (usually consisting of several cells)
         [syn: {cellblock}, {ward}]
      v 1: watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect; "guard
           my possessions while I'm away" [syn: {guard}, {ward}]


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