- a separate room in a hospital, typically one allocated to a particular type of patient；an administrative division of a city or borough that typically elects and is represented by a councillor or councillors
- admit to or care for in a hospital ward；guard; protect
verb: ward, 3rd person present: wards, gerund or present participle: warding, past tense: warded, past participle: warded
noun: ward, plural noun: wards
- 1. a separate room in a hospital, typically one allocated to a particular type of patient a children's ward 同義詞
- 2. an administrative division of a city or borough that typically elects and is represented by a councillor or councillors the second most marginal ward in Westminster 同義詞
- 3. a child or young person under the care and control of a guardian appointed by their parents or a court for the last three years, the boy has been my ward 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ archaic the state of being in the care of a guardian the ward and care of the Crown
- 4. any of the internal ridges or bars in a lock which prevent the turning of any key which does not have grooves of corresponding form or size.
- ▪ the grooves in the bit of a key that correspond to the wards in a lock.
- 5. archaic the action of keeping a lookout for danger I saw them keeping ward at one of those huge gates
- 6. historical an area of ground enclosed by the encircling walls of a fortress or castle.
- 1. SE Asian admit to or care for in a hospital ward the last of the accident victims was warded
- 2. archaic guard; protect it was his duty to ward the king