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Noun
An administrative division of a city or borough represented by an electorate
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“Wilde, who represented the Walmgate ward on the City of York Council for 20 years, served as the city's Lord Mayor in 1995.”
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A child under the care of an appointed guardian
“His thoughts were always focussed on the person of the young ward, in whose company he rejoiced and in whose absence he was worried.”
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The protective care or guardianship of someone or something
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“He was to have the tutelage and ward of his children.”
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A separate room in a hospital, typically one allocated to a particular type of patient
“To the children in the hospital ward, it was merely an hour's diversion that didn't make much of an impression.”
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A means or method of defending or separating from
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“Hannibal placed eighty war elephants in front of the entire formation to screen his forming troops, and act as a ward against enemy cavalry attacks.”
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A specialized facility or organization offering palliative care
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Administrative subdivision in the Philippines
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A person who relies on another, especially a family member, for financial support
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A department or organization that performs a specified function
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A lookout (person who keeps watch)
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A customer, a buyer or receiver of goods or services
Verb
(archaic) To defend, guard or protect
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“They rushed amidst the thickest of their enemies, with an intention, rather to strike, than to ward themselves.”
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To admit (a patient) to a hospital ward
“The government would quickly ward the injured victims in the local hospital.”
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Enclose or separate an area with a fence
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To anticipate and prevent or bypass (something which would otherwise have been necessary or required)
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To impede the work or progress of
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