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Meaning of "ward" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD WARD

Old English weard protector; related to Old High German wart, Old Saxon ward, Old Norse vorthr.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF WARD

ward  [wɔːd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WARD

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ward is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb ward in English.

WHAT DOES WARD MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of ward in the English dictionary

The first definition of ward in the dictionary is a district into which a city, town, parish, or other area is divided for administration, election of representatives, etc. Other definition of ward is a room in a hospital, esp one for patients requiring similar kinds of care. Ward is also one of the divisions of a prison.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO WARD

PRESENT

Present
I ward
you ward
he/she/it wards
we ward
you ward
they ward
Present continuous
I am warding
you are warding
he/she/it is warding
we are warding
you are warding
they are warding
Present perfect
I have warded
you have warded
he/she/it has warded
we have warded
you have warded
they have warded
Present perfect continuous
I have been warding
you have been warding
he/she/it has been warding
we have been warding
you have been warding
they have been warding
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I warded
you warded
he/she/it warded
we warded
you warded
they warded
Past continuous
I was warding
you were warding
he/she/it was warding
we were warding
you were warding
they were warding
Past perfect
I had warded
you had warded
he/she/it had warded
we had warded
you had warded
they had warded
Past perfect continuous
I had been warding
you had been warding
he/she/it had been warding
we had been warding
you had been warding
they had been warding
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will ward
you will ward
he/she/it will ward
we will ward
you will ward
they will ward
Future continuous
I will be warding
you will be warding
he/she/it will be warding
we will be warding
you will be warding
they will be warding
Future perfect
I will have warded
you will have warded
he/she/it will have warded
we will have warded
you will have warded
they will have warded
Future perfect continuous
I will have been warding
you will have been warding
he/she/it will have been warding
we will have been warding
you will have been warding
they will have been warding
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would ward
you would ward
he/she/it would ward
we would ward
you would ward
they would ward
Conditional continuous
I would be warding
you would be warding
he/she/it would be warding
we would be warding
you would be warding
they would be warding
Conditional perfect
I would have ward
you would have ward
he/she/it would have ward
we would have ward
you would have ward
they would have ward
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been warding
you would have been warding
he/she/it would have been warding
we would have been warding
you would have been warding
they would have been warding
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you ward
we let´s ward
you ward
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to ward
Past participle
warded
Present Participle
warding
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WARD


abord
əˈbɔːd
abroad
əˈbrɔːd
accord
əˈkɔːd
afford
əˈfɔːd
award
əˈwɔːd
billboard
ˈbɪlˌbɔːd
board
bɔːd
bored
bɔːd
broad
brɔːd
Claude
klɔːd
cord
kɔːd
dashboard
ˈdæʃˌbɔːd
ford
fɔːd
fraud
frɔːd
keyboard
ˈkiːˌbɔːd
leaderboard
ˈliːdəˌbɔːd
lord
lɔːd
record
ˈrɛkɔːd
reward
rɪˈwɔːd
sword
sɔːd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WARD

warcraft
ward heeler
ward of court
ward off
ward round
ward sister
wardcorn
warded
warden
wardenry
wardenship
warder
wardership
wardian case
wardless
wardmote
wardog
Wardour Street
Wardour Street English
wardress

WORDS THAT END LIKE WARD

awkward
backyard
Bernard
boulevard
bulletin board
card
credit card
Edward
forward
guard
hard
heard
Howard
in this regard
MasterCard
regard
Richard
standard
toward
yard

Synonyms and antonyms of ward in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «WARD»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «ward» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of ward

Translation of «ward» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WARD

Find out the translation of ward to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of ward from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «ward» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

病房
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

sala
570 millions of speakers

English

ward
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

वार्ड
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

جَنَاح
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

палата
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ala de hospital
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পাটক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

service
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Wad
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Station
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

病棟
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

병실
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Bangsal
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

phòng bệnh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வார்டில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्रभाग
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

koğuş
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

corsia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pokój szpitalny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

палата
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pavilion
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

θάλαμος νοσοκομείου
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

wyk
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sal
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

avdeling
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ward

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WARD»

The term «ward» is very widely used and occupies the 6.012 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WARD» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «ward» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «ward» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about ward

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «WARD»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word ward.
1
Ray Stannard Baker
The streets and alleys of the ward were notoriously filthy, and the contractors habitually neglected them, not failing, however, to draw their regular payments from the city treasury.
2
Joseph Barbera
I don't know anyone who enjoys going to the hospital. To help remedy this, I got an idea to create what a Laugh Room in the pediatric ward of hospitals.
3
Nellie Bly
Could I pass a week in the insane ward at Blackwell's Island? I said I could and I would. And I did.
4
Erma Bombeck
For years my wedding ring has done its job. It has led me not into temptation. It has reminded my husband numerous times at parties that it's time to go home. It has been a source of relief to a dinner companion. It has been a status symbol in the maternity ward.
5
Ciara Bravo
I think 'Red Band Society' is unique because not only is it focusing on a pediatric ward, but it's from the view from the patient, not from the view of the doctors. So we're getting to see a whole other side of hospitals and medical series life that we haven't been able to see before.
6
Gabriel Byrne
I attended the bedside of a friend who was dying in a Dublin hospital. She lived her last hours in a public ward with a television blaring out a football match, all but drowning our final conversation.
7
Nina Conti
I'm training to become a giggle doctor. It's a kind of hospital clown who changes the atmosphere on the ward and helps recovery. It's about making patients laugh but also much more.
8
Michael Crichton
I tended to faint when I saw accident victims in the emergency ward, during surgery, or while drawing blood.
9
Eric Davis
Circulating through the children's ward and seeing terminally ill kids, heads shaved, smiling and having a ball despite the tubes and needles sticking into them, I thought: What do I have to worry about? If God takes me, at least I've lived for 35 years.
10
Bernadette Devlin
Among the best traitors Ireland has ever had, Mother Church ranks at the very top, a massive obstacle in the path to equality and freedom. She has been a force for conservatism... to ward off threats to her own security and influence.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WARD»

Discover the use of ward in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ward and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Crash Course in Love
Now, for the first time, master matchmaker Steve Ward and his mother, JoAnn, share all of their straightforward, no-nonsense dating and relationship lessons in this handy guide to love.
Steven Ward, JoAnn Ward, 2009
2
Numbers:
Includes a teaser to the sequel! Ever since the day her mother died, Jem has known about the numbers. Numbers that pop into her head when she looks into someone's eyes. They're dates, the numbers.
Rachel Ward, 2011
3
Ward Ethics: Dilemmas for Medical Students and Doctors in ...
Over 80 actual cases, and expert commentaries, on the ethical problems medical trainees may encounter.
Thomasine Kimbrough Kushner, David C. Thomasma, 2001
4
Ninth Ward
Ninth Ward is a deeply emotional story about transformation and a celebration of resilience, friendship, and family--as only love can define it.
Jewell Parker Rhodes, 2010
5
Dark Lover: Black Dagger Brotherhood Series:
In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there's a deadly turf war going on between vampires and their slayers.
J.R. Ward, 2011
6
Irish Thunder: The Hard Life and Times of Micky Ward
The powerful and moving story of the rise, fall and redemption of a boxer and a sport, now a major motion picture starring Mark Wahlberg.
Bob Halloran, 2010
7
Cancer Ward
One of the great allegorical masterpieces of world literature, Cancer Ward is both a deeply compassionate study of people facing terminal illness and a brilliant dissection of the 'cancerous' Soviet police state.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, 2011
8
Numbers #2: The Chaos
The curse of the NUM8ERS continues in Rachel Ward's CHA0T1C, earth-shattering sequel!
Rachel Ward, 2011
9
Improvising Medicine: An African Oncology Ward in an ...
Focused on Botswana's only dedicated oncology ward, Improvising Medicine renders the experiences of patients, their relatives, and clinical staff during a cancer epidemic.
Julie Livingston, 2012
10
Rodger Ward: Superstar of American Racing's Golden Age
Looking back on his 1964 Indy 500 loss to A. J. Foyt, he said, in typical Rodger Ward fashion, "But I made Foyt famous, so what the hell." Told for the first time, this is the story of a true motorsport legend.
Mike O'Leary, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WARD»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ward is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Andy Murray outdoes James Ward in finding a swift resolution
An hour earlier, it had required James Ward to go a set down before the No1 ... The murmured sighs that escaped when a Ward return ballooned up in the air, ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Wimbledon 2015: James Ward out after five-set battle
British number four James Ward's brave bid to reach the last 16 at Wimbledon ended in a thrilling five-set defeat at the hands of Vasek Pospisil. Wildcard Ward ... «BBC Sport, Jul 15»
3
Wimbledon 2015: James Ward into round three for first time
Ward made a confident start to the first set as 6ft 6in Vesely took time to get his serve into gear, and then came up with a big shot whenever he found himself ... «BBC Sport, Jul 15»
4
Aidy Ward risks becoming the story in Raheem Sterling transfer saga
Raheem Sterling's agent, Aidy Ward, also manages West Brom's Saido Berahino and both have been subject to speculation concerning their futures. «The Guardian, May 15»
5
Raheem Sterling agent Aidy Ward in profile - the man advising the …
Ward's name had began cropping up in stories of Raheem Sterling's contract stand-off as far back as January. Now, after Sterling's interview with the BBC ... «Liverpool Echo, May 15»
6
Joel Ward's buzzer-beater gives Caps 2-1 win over Rangers, 1-0 …
Joel Ward's goal with 1.3 seconds left in the third period helped give the Washington Capitals a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers in Game 1 of their ... «Yahoo Sports, Apr 15»
7
Odin Lloyd's mom Ursula Ward's suit against Aaron Hernandez will …
Ursula Ward, the mother of Odin Lloyd, wants to look Hernandez in the eye when he testifies during the wrongful death suit. according to attorney Doug Sheff. «Daily Mail, Apr 15»
8
James Ward comeback gives Britain 2-0 Davis Cup lead over US
There is now every prospect of Britain repeating last year's win over the US at the same stage, after Ward again produced an upset in the second singles match. «BBC Sport, Mar 15»
9
Stephen Ward's trial was disgraceful. There can be no justification for it
Mandy Rice-Davies was a witness, together with Christine Keeler, at the Old Bailey trial of Dr Stephen Ward, accused of living off their earnings as prostitutes. «The Independent, Dec 14»
10
Burt Ward's back in the Batcave to revisit 'Batman'
It's a big deal for actor Burt Ward, too, because for the first time in decades, people will stop hounding him about when they can bring all the groovy, superhero-y ... «USA TODAY, Nov 14»

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