Adjective "warded" definition and examples

(Warded may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/wɔːd/

Definitions and examples

noun

A separate room in a hospital, typically one allocated to a particular type of patient.
  1. 'Russell himself carried her to the nearby emergency ward, with her catsuit soaked through with champagne, make-up smeared across her face and blood pumping from her hand.'
  2. 'On top of this, more than 23,000 people, many from the North Cotswolds, have signed petitions in support of the Battledown children's ward in Cheltenham.'
  3. 'You will then be taken back to the hospital ward where nurses will continue to monitor you until you leave the hospital.'
  4. 'Joan, who has worked at Blackburn Royal Infirmary since 1987 and on the children's surgical ward for the last nine years, said she was shocked but delighted by her windfall.'
  5. 'Yarmouk Hospital has one of the busiest emergency rooms and obstetrics wards in Baghdad.'
  6. 'Last week I stood outside a local school with a petition, people were shocked to hear what was happening and had not heard anything about the threatening closure of the children's ward.'
  7. 'In Wang's ward in the Haematology Division, only half of patients with cancer may survive.'
  8. 'The need for the new predischarge ward arose in the context of attempting to address the shortage of bed accommodation in St. Luke's General Hospital.'
  9. 'In 1988, the first geriatric ward was set up in the GH, but even then, geriatric medicine enjoyed very little priority.'
  10. 'Randomised controlled trial of usual care compared with intervention delivered on hospital wards by cardiac rehabilitation nurses.'
An administrative division of a city or borough that typically elects and is represented by a councillor or councillors.
  1. 'The proposals would create a York Central Borough seat, made up of nine inner City of York Council wards.'
  2. 'Councillor Royston Smith is deputy leader of Southampton City Council's Conservative group and represents the Harefield ward.'
  3. 'The Liberal Democrat is the only councillor to represent Osbaldwick ward.'
  4. 'But that does not explain why the BNP went on to take six more seats at last week's elections in Burnley, where most wards were electing just one councillor.'
  5. 'It is the first time in 23 years that all three city councillors in the ward have belonged to the same party.'
  6. 'We called the offices of city councillors representing various downtown wards, and their staff readily acknowledged the litter problem.'
  7. 'Opposition to the closure of the Lister Baths at Featherstone contributed heavily to all three Labour councillors who had represented the ward losing their seats.'
  8. '‘I want to work with community groups in the ward, the city and the region,’ he says.'
  9. 'Membership of the committee is drawn from Bradford councillors representing wards in Keighley, Ilkley and surrounding villages in the Worth and Aire valleys.'
  10. 'Coun Perkins represents Claremont ward and was elected last May.'
A child or young person under the care and control of a guardian appointed by their parents or a court.
  1. 'Open sea and clear skies was all very well when teaching a new crewmember the ropes and they never lost their fascination with the captain's young ward.'
Any of the internal ridges or bars in a lock which prevent the turning of any key which does not have grooves of corresponding form or size.
    The action of keeping a lookout for danger.
      An area of ground enclosed by the encircling walls of a fortress or castle.
      1. 'Some very strongly fortified castles of this class have an additional wall set a short distance out from the main enceinte and concentric with it, the area between the two walls being termed the outer ward.'
      2. 'The inner ward is a square enclosure with circular angle towers, with one bigger and separated by the walls forming the keep.'

      verb

      Admit (a patient) to a hospital ward.
      1. 'Both are warded at Port-of-Spain General Hospital.'
      2. 'One of Richardson's alleged accomplices, who was warded under police guard at the San Fernando General Hospital, was expected to face additional charges late yesterday.'
      Guard; protect.

        More definitions

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

        More examples(as adjective)

        "doors can be warded."

        "sellers can be warded."

        Origin

        Old English weard (in ward (sense 5 of the noun), also ‘body of guards’), weardian ‘keep safe, guard’, of Germanic origin; reinforced in Middle English by Old Northern French warde (noun), warder (verb) ‘guard’.

        Phrase

        ward someone/something off