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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ward

    Anything is covered over which something is completely extended; a vessel is covered with a lid; the head is covered with a hat. That which covers may also defend or protect; thus, troops interposed between some portion of their own army and the enemy are often called a covering party. To shelter is to cover so as to protect from injury or annoyance; as, the roof shelters from the storm; woods shelter from the heat. To defend (Latin defendere, to strike away) implies the actual, protect (Latin protegere, to cover before) implies the possible use of force or resisting power; guard implies sustained vigilance with readiness for conflict; we defend a person or thing against actual attack; we guard or protect against possible assault or injury. A powerful person may protect one who is weak by simply declaring himself his friend; he defends him by some form of active championship. An inanimate object may protect, as a garment from cold; defend is used but rarely, and by somewhat violent metaphor, in such connection. Protect is more complete than guard or defend; an object may be faithfully guarded or bravely defended in vain, but that which is protected is secure. To shield is to interpose something over or before that which is assailed, so as to save from harm, and has a comparatively passive sense; one may guard another by standing armed at his side, defend him by fighting for him, or shield him from a missile or a blow by interposing his own person. Harbor is generally used in an unfavorable sense; confederates or sympathizers harbor a criminal; a person harbors evil thoughts or designs. See CHERISH. Compare synonyms for HIDE; DEFENSE.

    cover, defend, guard, harbor, protect, screen, shelter, shield

    betray, cast out, expel, expose, give up, refuse, reject, surrender

    Shelter under a roof from the storm; in the fortress, behind or within the walls, from attack.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ward

    watch, avert, defend, parry, guard, fend, repel

    betray, surrender, admit

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wardnoun

    a person who is under the protection or in the custody of another

    cellblock, hospital ward

  2. wardnoun

    a district into which a city or town is divided for the purpose of administration and elections

    cellblock, hospital ward

  3. ward, hospital wardnoun

    block forming a division of a hospital (or a suite of rooms) shared by patients who need a similar kind of care

    "they put her in a 4-bed ward"

    cellblock, hospital ward

  4. Ward, Barbara Ward, Baroness Jackson of Lodsworthnoun

    English economist and conservationist (1914-1981)

    cellblock, hospital ward

  5. Ward, Mrs. Humphrey Ward, Mary Augusta Arnold Wardnoun

    English writer of novels who was an active opponent of the women's suffrage movement (1851-1920)

    cellblock, hospital ward

  6. Ward, Montgomery Ward, Aaron Montgomery Wardnoun

    United States businessman who in 1872 established a successful mail-order business (1843-1913)

    cellblock, hospital ward

  7. cellblock, wardverb

    a division of a prison (usually consisting of several cells)

    cellblock, hospital ward

  8. guard, wardverb

    watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect

    "guard my possessions while I'm away"

    guard, defend, hold

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. wardnoun

    watch, guard, guardianship

  2. wardnoun

    (Law.) pupil, minor (under guardianship)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. wardnoun

    guardianship, guard, tutelage, protégé

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  2. wardverb

    ward off, fend off, avert, parry, repel, forefend

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "ward":

    flag, pupil, neighborhood, pavilion, wards, district

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How to use ward in a sentence?

  1. Washington Governor Jay Inslee:

    This is not a moment of high anxiety, this is a low risk. It appears to have a transmission vector that really should not prevent anyone from going anywhere in Snohomish County, except maybe the isolation ward at the hospital.

  2. Julie Clerc:

    Surgery can be an extremely daunting time for most people, let alone a child, we wanted to think of ways that would make the trip( from the ward to the operating theater) more enjoyable for the younger children.

  3. Larry Ragonese:

    There were no arrests but we just had to ward off some people. Everyone with a cell phone camera wanted to come down to see the snowy owls.

  4. Don Delillo:

    We seem to believe it is possible to ward off death by following rules of good grooming.

  5. Jeff Skinner:

    I don't think we got the start we wanted to, but (Ward) was huge for us.

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Translations for ward

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  • oddělení, svěřenec, sborCzech
  • Mündel, Wache, Station, StadtbezirkGerman
  • guarda, sala, guardia, pupilo, barrioSpanish
  • kaupunginosa, holhottava, vahti, potilashuone, holhokki, vartio, haitta, potilassali, osasto, suojellaFinnish
  • garde, pupille, quartier, salle, courFrench
  • doltey, wardManx
  • városrész, kórterem, kerületHungarian
  • guardianoItalian
  • 被後見人, 病室, 病棟, かわすJapanese
  • សង្កាត់, ខាងKhmer
  • 병동Korean
  • штитеник, одделение, реон, стража, чува, вардиMacedonian
  • dzielnica, oddział, okręgPolish
  • guardaPortuguese
  • большой приход, палата, район, отражать, сторожить, быть начеку, защищать, охранятьRussian
  • bolesnička soba, odjelSerbo-Croatian
  • وارڈUrdu

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    An antonym of "spellbound"
    • A. disenchanted
    • B. fascinated
    • C. transfixed
    • D. mesmerized

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