ward

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
ward

Plural
wards

  1. (countable) A ward is an area in a hospital that focused on one kind of medicine.
    We visited them in the hospital's children's ward.
  2. (countable) A ward is an area of a city.
    The lower ninth ward of New Orleans was destroyed by the flood.
  3. (countable) A ward is someone, usually a child, who is under the legal care of someone else.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
ward

Third-person singular
wards

Past tense
warded

Past participle
warded

Present participle
warding

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If you ward off something bad, you do something to keep it away.