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Dictionary definition for: Ward

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

2. (v) watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect; "guard my possessions while I''m away"

3. (n) a district into which a city or town is divided for the purpose of administration and elections

4. (n) 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"

5. (n) English economist and conservationist (1914-1981)

6. (n) English writer of novels who was an active opponent of the women''s suffrage movement (1851-1920)

7. (n) United States businessman who in 1872 established a successful mail-order business (1843-1913)

8. (n) a division of a prison (usually consisting of several cells)

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