warden

[ wawr-dn ]
/ ˈwɔr dn /

noun

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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

OTHER WORDS FROM warden

ward·en·ship, nounsub·war·den, nounsub·war·den·ship, nounun·der·war·den, noun

Definition for warden (2 of 2)

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 (1 of 2)

warden1
/ (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 forms of warden

wardenry, noun

Word Origin for warden

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

British Dictionary definitions for warden (2 of 2)

warden2
/ (ˈwɔːdən) /

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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