(noun, verb)


1. a person who is under the protection or in the custody of another

Definition categories: person, individual, mortal, somebody, someone, soul

2. a district into which a city or town is divided for the purpose of administration and elections

Definition categories: location

3. 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

Definition categories: man–made, block

4. a division of a prison (usually consisting of several cells)

Similar word(s): cellblock

Definition categories: man–made, block

Sentences with ward as a noun:

- On our last visit to Tokyo, we went to Chiyoda ward and visited the Emperor's palace.

- After the trial, little Robert was declared a ward of the state.


1. watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect

Similar word(s): guard

Definition categories: competition, protect