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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wawrd]
    • /wɔrd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wawrd]
    • /wɔrd/

Definitions of warding word

  • noun warding a division or district of a city or town, as for administrative or political purposes. 1
  • noun warding one of the districts into which certain English and Scottish boroughs are divided. 1
  • noun warding a division, floor, or room of a hospital for a particular class or group of patients: a convalescent ward; a critical ward. 1
  • noun warding any of the separate divisions of a prison. 1
  • noun warding a political subdivision of a parish in Louisiana. 1
  • noun warding Mormon Church. one of the subdivisions of a stake, presided over by a bishop. 1

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Origin of warding

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

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warding popularity

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.
According to our data about 64% 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.

warding usage trend in Literature

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