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Definition 1: block forming a division of a hospital (or a suite of rooms) shared by patients who need a similar kind of care - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where ward or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they put her in a 4-bed ward

Synonyms for ward in the sense of this definition

(ward is a kind of ...) housing in a large building that is divided into separate units

"there is a block of classrooms in the west wing"

(... is a kind of ward ) the hospital ward or clinic in which patients are detoxified

(... is a kind of ward ) a hospital ward that provides care for women during pregnancy and childbirth and for newborn infants

(... is part of ward) a health facility where patients receive treatment

Definition 2: a division of a prison (usually consisting of several cells) - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for ward in the sense of this definition

(ward is a kind of ...) housing in a large building that is divided into separate units

"there is a block of classrooms in the west wing"

(... is a kind of ward ) the cellblock in a prison where those condemned to death await execution

(ward is a part of ...) a room where a prisoner is kept

(... is part of ward) a correctional institution where persons are confined while on trial or for punishment

Definition 3: a district into which a city or town is divided for the purpose of administration and elections - [noun denoting location]

(ward is a kind of ...) a district defined for administrative purposes

(... is part of ward) an urban district having corporate status and powers of self-government

Definition 4: a person who is under the protection or in the custody of another - [noun denoting person]

(ward is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

Definition 5: United States businessman who in 1872 established a successful mail-order business (1843-1913) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for ward in the sense of this definition

(ward is an instance of ...) a person engaged in commercial or industrial business (especially an owner or executive)

Definition 6: English writer of novels who was an active opponent of the women's suffrage movement (1851-1920) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for ward in the sense of this definition

(ward is an instance of ...) writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)

Definition 7: English economist and conservationist (1914-1981) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for ward in the sense of this definition

(ward is an instance of ...) an expert in the science of economics

(ward is an instance of ...) someone who works to protect the environment from destruction or pollution

Definition 8: watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect - [verb of competition]

Samples where ward or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • guard my possessions while I'm away

Synonyms for ward in the sense of this definition

(ward is a kind of ...) shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage

"Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain"

(... is a kind of ward ) watch over like a shepherd, as a teacher of her pupils

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