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Plural for 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.”
Plural for 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.”
Plural for the protective care or guardianship of someone or something
“He was to have the tutelage and ward of his children.”
Plural for 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.”
Plural for a means or method of defending or separating from
“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.”
Plural for a specialized facility where the ill and injured are treated
Plural for a division of a large organization dealing with a specific area of activity
Plural for a person who relies on another, especially a family member, for financial support
Plural for piece protecting part of a vehicle
Plural for a person stationed to keep watch for danger or trouble
Plural for a person who is learning a trade from a skilled employer
(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.”
To admit (a patient) to a hospital ward
“The government would quickly ward the injured victims in the local hospital.”
To impede the work or progress of
To make impossible to happen
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