[ wawr-did ]
/ ˈwɔr dɪd /


having notches, slots, or wards, as in locks and keys.

Origin of warded

1565–75; ward (noun) + -ed3

Definition for warded (2 of 2)


[ wawrd ]
/ wɔrd /


verb (used with object)

Origin of ward

before 900; (noun) Middle English warde, Old English weard; (v.) Middle English warden, Old English weardian; cognate with Middle Dutch waerden, German warten; cf. guard

Related forms

ward·less, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for warded (1 of 3)


/ (ˈwɔːdɪd) /


(of locks, keys, etc) having wards

British Dictionary definitions for warded (2 of 3)


/ (wɔːd) /



(tr) archaic to guard or protect
See also ward off

Derived Forms

wardless, adjective

Word Origin for ward

Old English weard protector; related to Old High German wart, Old Saxon ward, Old Norse vorthr. See guard

British Dictionary definitions for warded (3 of 3)


/ (wɔːd) /


Dame Barbara (Mary), Baroness Jackson. 1914–81, British economist, environmentalist, and writer. Her books include Spaceship Earth (1966)
Mrs Humphry, married name of Mary Augusta Arnold. 1851–1920, English novelist. Her novels include Robert Elsmere (1888) and The Case of Richard Meynell (1911)
Sir Joseph George. 1856–1930, New Zealand statesman; prime minister of New Zealand (1906–12; 1928–30)
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Medicine definitions for warded


[ wôrd ]


A room in a hospital usually holding six or more patients.
A division in a hospital for the care of a particular group of patients.
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