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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wawr-did]
    • /ˈwɔr dɪd/
    • /ˈwɔː.dɪd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wawr-did]
    • /ˈwɔr dɪd/

Definitions of warded word

  • adjective warded having notches, slots, or wards, as in locks and keys. 1
  • noun warded a division or district of a city or town, as for administrative or political purposes. 1
  • noun warded one of the districts into which certain English and Scottish boroughs are divided. 1
  • noun warded a division, floor, or room of a hospital for a particular class or group of patients: a convalescent ward; a critical ward. 1
  • noun warded any of the separate divisions of a prison. 1
  • noun warded a political subdivision of a parish in Louisiana. 1

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Origin of warded

First appearance:

before 1565
One of the 32% oldest English words
1565-75; ward (noun) + -ed3

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Parts of speech for Warded


warded popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 81% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 53% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

warded usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for warded

verb warded

  • precluded — to prevent the presence, existence, or occurrence of; make impossible: The insufficiency of the evidence precludes a conviction.
  • sheltered — protected or shielded from storms, missiles, etc., by a wall, roof, barrier, or the like.
  • sandbagged — a bag filled with sand, used in fortification, as ballast, etc.
  • obviated — to anticipate and prevent or eliminate (difficulties, disadvantages, etc.) by effective measures; render unnecessary: to obviate the risk of serious injury.
  • inhibited — overly restrained.

noun warded

  • districted — Simple past tense and past participle of district.
  • quartered — being one of four equal or approximately equal parts into which anything is or may be divided.
  • zoned — any continuous area that differs in some respect, or is distinguished for some purpose, from adjoining areas, or within which certain distinctive circumstances exist or are established: The decisions were formulated in a zone of uncertainty. The temperature lies outside the danger zone.
  • cared — a state of mind in which one is troubled; worry, anxiety, or concern: He was never free from care.
  • charged — If a situation is charged, it is filled with emotion and therefore very tense or exciting.

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