|1.||(in many countries) a district into which a city, town, parish, or other area is divided for administration, election of representatives, etc|
|2.||a room in a hospital, esp one for patients requiring similar kinds of care: a maternity ward|
|3.||one of the divisions of a prison|
|4.||an open space enclosed within the walls of a castle|
|a. Also called: ward of court a person, esp a minor or one legally incapable of managing his own affairs, placed under the control or protection of a guardian or of a court|
|b. guardianship, as of a minor or legally incompetent person|
|6.||the state of being under guard or in custody|
|7.||a person who is under the protection or in the custody of another|
|8.||a means of protection|
|9.||a. an internal ridge or bar in a lock that prevents an incorrectly cut key from turning|
|b. a corresponding groove cut in a key|
|10.||a less common word for warden|
|11.||archaic (tr) to guard or protect|
|[Old English weard protector; related to Old High German wart, Old Saxon ward, Old Norse vorthr. See |
|1.||Dame Barbara (Mary), Baroness Jackson. 1914--81, British economist, environmentalist, and writer. Her books include Spaceship Earth (1966)|
|2.||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)|
|3.||Sir Joseph George. 1856--1930, New Zealand statesman; prime minister of New Zealand (1906--12; 1928--30)|
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.
a prison (Gen. 40:3, 4); a watch-station (Isa. 21:8); a guard (Neh. 13:30).
lester frank ward
American sociologist who was instrumental in establishing sociology as an academic discipline in the United States. An optimist who believed that the social sciences had already given mankind the information basic to happiness, Ward advocated a planned, or "telic," society ("sociocracy") in which nationally organized education would be the dynamic factor. In his system social scientists, assembled into a legislative advisory academy in Washington, D.C., would occupy much the same role as did the sociologist-priests in the utopian plan of French sociologist Auguste Comte.
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