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Definitions of ward word
- noun ward (Aaron) Montgomery, 1843–1913, U.S. merchant and mail-order retailer. 1
- noun ward Artemas [ahr-tuh-muh s] /ˈɑr tə məs/ (Show IPA), 1727–1800, American general in the American Revolution. 1
- noun ward Artemus [ahr-tuh-muh s] /ˈɑr tə məs/ (Show IPA), (Charles Farrar Browne) 1834–67, U.S. humorist. 1
- noun ward Barbara (Baroness Jackson of Lodsworth) 1914–81, English economist and author. 1
- noun ward Mrs. Humphry (Mary Augusta Arnold) 1851–1920, English novelist, born in Tasmania. 1
- noun ward Sir Joseph George, 1856–1930, New Zealand statesman, born in Australia: prime minister 1906–12, 1928–30. 1
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Origin of ward
First appearance:before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; (noun) Middle English warde, Old English weard; (v.) Middle English warden, Old English weardian; cognate with Middle Dutch waerden, German warten; cf. guard
Parts of speech for Ward
A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 92% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".
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Synonyms for ward
- hold down — to have or keep in the hand; keep fast; grasp: She held the purse in her right hand. He held the child's hand in his.
- preclude — to prevent the presence, existence, or occurrence of; make impossible: The insufficiency of the evidence precludes a conviction.
- watch over — to be alertly on the lookout, look attentively, or observe, as to see what comes, is done, or happens: to watch while an experiment is performed.
- hogtie — to tie (an animal) with all four feet together.
- shelter — something beneath, behind, or within which a person, animal, or thing is protected from storms, missiles, adverse conditions, etc.; refuge.
- district — a division of territory, as of a country, state, or county, marked off for administrative, electoral, or other purposes.
- department — A department is one of the sections in an organization such as a government, business, or university. A department is also one of the sections in a large shop.
- parish — an ecclesiastical district having its own church and member of the clergy.
- precinct — a district, as of a city, marked out for governmental or administrative purposes, or for police protection.
- area — An area is a particular part of a town, a country, a region, or the world.
Antonyms for ward
- adult — An adult is a mature, fully developed person. An adult has reached the age when they are legally responsible for their actions.
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