warden

[ wawr-dn ]
/ ˈwɔr dn /

noun


Nearby words

  1. ward, artemas,
  2. ward, artemus,
  3. ward, lester frank,
  4. ward, mrs. humphry,
  5. warded,
  6. wardenry,
  7. warder,
  8. wardian case,
  9. wardmote,
  10. wardour street

Origin of warden

1175–1225; Middle English wardein < Old French (northeast dial.), equivalent to ward- (root of warder to guard; see ward) + -ein, variant of -ien, -enc < Germanic -ing -ing3

Related formsward·en·ship, nounsub·war·den, nounsub·war·den·ship, nounun·der·war·den, noun

Warden

[ wawr-dn ]
/ ˈwɔr dn /

noun British.

any of several pears having a crisp, firm flesh, used in cookery.
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British Dictionary definitions for warden

warden

1
/ (ˈwɔːdən) /

noun

a person who has the charge or care of something, esp a building, or someone
any of various public officials, esp one responsible for the enforcement of certain regulations
a person employed to patrol a national park or safari park
mainly US and Canadian the chief officer in charge of a prison
British the principal or president of any of various universities or colleges
Derived Formswardenry, noun

Word Origin for warden

C13: from Old Northern French wardein, from warder to guard, of Germanic origin; see guard

noun

a variety of pear that has crisp firm flesh and is used for cooking

Word Origin for warden

C15: of obscure origin

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Word Origin and History for warden

warden

n.

early 13c., "one who guards," from Old North French wardein, from Frankish *warding- (cf. Old French guardenc), from *wardon "to watch, guard" (see ward (v.)). Meaning "governor of a prison" is recorded from c.1300.

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