"wards" in the noun sense
a person who is under the protection or in the custody of another
a district into which a city or town is divided for the purpose of administration and elections
3. ward, hospital ward
block forming a division of a hospital (or a suite of rooms) shared by patients who need a similar kind of care
"they put her in a 4-bed ward"
4. Ward, Barbara Ward, Baroness Jackson of Lodsworth
English economist and conservationist (1914-1981)
5. Ward, Mrs. Humphrey Ward, Mary Augusta Arnold Ward
English writer of novels who was an active opponent of the women's suffrage movement (1851-1920)
6. Ward, Montgomery Ward, Aaron Montgomery Ward
United States businessman who in 1872 established a successful mail-order business (1843-1913)
7. cellblock, ward
a division of a prison (usually consisting of several cells)
"wards" in the verb sense
1. guard, ward
watch over or shield from danger or harm protect
"guard my possessions while I'm away"
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