- (initial capital letter) a traditional title of the president or governor of certain schools and colleges: Warden of Merton College.
- a member of a livery company of the City of London.
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Origin of warden
OTHER WORDS FROM wardenward·en·ship, nounsub·war·den, nounsub·war·den·ship, nounun·der·war·den, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for warden
As in most prisons, the “trusty” was a convict the warden trusted and thus had special privileges.
Prison guards in Lima found a contraband mobile phone in his prison cell that he claimed was given to him by the warden.
The backlash and bad publicity from the escape is much more than the warden ever wanted, but he will have to deal with it.
No warden in my position would like something like this to happen.
As prisons go, it is rather tame, and Warden Kevin Jones likes it that way.
Kipling has called her “the Warden of the Honor of the North.”Catastrophe and Social Change|Samuel Henry Prince
But even the youngest of the fellows was entitled to vote on the election of a warden.Oxford and its Story|Cecil Headlam
She stood small and straight before her warden, looking squarely into his eyes.Penny of Top Hill Trail|Belle Kanaris Maniates
I did not go to the Warden of the prison, as I felt somewhat agitated.The Crushed Flower and Other Stories|Leonid Andreyev
"Perhaps so," said the Warden, and he stretched out his left hand for paper.The New Warden|Mrs. David G. Ritchie