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Another word for ward

  1. A person who relies on another for support

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  2. The state of being detained by legal authority

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  3. The act or a means of defending

      1. A decorative emblem that often serves to identify an organization or a government.
      2. A person or thing that provides protection.
      3. A heavy metal screen attached to an artillery piece for the protection of the gunners
      1. Measures adopted to prevent escape:
      2. Procedures to provide such protection or defense
      3. Protection or defense against escape
      1. A protective stipulation, as in a contract.
      2. (--- Now Rare) A convoy or guard
      3. Something that provides protection against attack, loss, or injury, as:
      1. A person who rules a kingdom during the minority of a sovereign.
      2. One who protects; a guardian.
      3. A device that protects; a guard.
      1. Something that lowers the risk of pregnancy or infection, especially the use of a condom.
      2. Payment made by racketeers to officials or law enforcement to avoid arrest or prosecution.
      3. One that protects:
      1. A preserving or being preserved
      2. The act of preserving; care to preserve; act of keeping from destruction, decay or any ill.
      1. Something that gives protection; a safeguard:
      2. The act or duty of guarding; careful watch; wariness; defense; protection
      3. Protection; watch:
      1. A fact or law that provides a full or partial exoneration of the defendant against the charges or claims made in a lawsuit or prosecution.
      2. Something that defends; means of or resources for protection
      3. Justification or support by speech or writing; vindication
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  4. A person or special body of persons assigned to provide protection or keep watch over, for example

      1. A person or group of people serving, especially at night, to guard or protect.
      2. The members of a ship's crew on duty during a specific watch.
      3. A period of close observation, often in order to discover something:
      1. (Uncountable) Sentry duty; time spent being a sentry.
      2. A guard, especially a soldier posted at a given spot to prevent the passage of unauthorized persons.
      3. The duty of a sentry; watch.
      1. One that keeps guard; a sentry.
      2. A person or animal set to guard a group; specif., a sentry
      1. A person or thing that protects; guardian; defender
      2. One who protects; a guardian.
      3. A device that protects; a guard.
      1. A person or group of persons stationed outside a place of employment, usually during a strike, to express grievance or protest and discourage entry by nonstriking employees or customers.
      2. A group of soldiers or a single soldier stationed, usually at an outpost, to guard a body of troops from surprise attack
      3. A person, as a member of a labor union on strike, stationed outside a factory, store, or public building, often carrying a sign, to demonstrate opposition to certain views or practices, keep strikebreakers from entering, or dissuade people from buying
      1. One who keeps watch.
      2. A person detailed to watch; sentry
      3. The act of observing or keeping watch.
      1. The act or duty of guarding; careful watch; wariness; defense; protection
      2. A person who protects, keeps watch, or acts as a sentinel:
      3. Protection; watch:
  1. To keep safe from danger, attack, or harm

      1. To attempt to manage without assistance:
      2. (Archaic) To defend
      3. To ward off. Often used with off:
      1. To protect from being attacked, exposed to danger, or subjected to difficulty:
      2. To be or provide a shield for; defend; protect; guard
      3. To protect, to defend.
      1. To bring about; effect:
      2. To protect or ensure the privacy or secrecy of (a telephone line, for example).
      3. To get hold or possession of; obtain; acquire
      1. To ensure the safety or integrity of; protect or preserve:
      2. To protect or guard
      1. To keep from being subjected to difficulty or unpleasantness:
      2. (Baseball) To swing at a pitch near (home plate) in order to avoid being called out on strikes.
      3. To keep from being curtailed or exposed to risk:
      1. To protect (wildlife or natural resources) in a designated area, often for regulated hunting or fishing.
      2. To save from decay by the use of some preservative substance, such as as sugar or salt; to season and prepare (fruits, meat, etc.) for storage.
      3. To keep in perfect or unaltered condition; maintain unchanged:
      1. To cover (a piece of machinery) with a device to protect the operator
      2. To watch over so as to prevent escape or violence:
      3. To maintain control over, as to prevent indiscretion:
      1. To attempt to disprove or invalidate (the claim made by a lawsuit or prosecution):
      2. To support, maintain, or justify
      3. To protect (a goal, etc.) against scoring by an opponent
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  2. To prohibit from occurring by advance planning or action.

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    ward off

  1. To turn or drive away

Another word for ward

  1. A territorial division

      1. The chief administrative subdivision of a department in France.
      2. (Canada) A borough, a submunicipal administrative division
      3. The largest administrative subdivision of a department
      1. An administrative district of various churches, esp. a part of a diocese, under the charge of a priest or minister
      2. A political subdivision of a British county, usually corresponding in boundaries to an original ecclesiastical parish.
      3. A district of British local civil government, often identical with the original church parish
      1. The district or churches under the jurisdiction of a bishop; a bishopric.
      2. The district under a bishop's jurisdiction
      1. A division of a school or college dealing with a particular field of knowledge:
      2. A military subdivision of a country; as, the Department of the Potomac.
      3. A division of a business specializing in a particular product or service:
      1. (Brit.) An area in a town closed to motor traffic, as for shopping
      2. A division of a city, as for police administration
      3. The police station situated in and having jurisdiction over such a district.
      1. A division of an arrondissement in France
      2. A division of a political unit.
      3. A division of Luxembourg, Bosnia and Herzegovina, etc.
      1. Any large tract of land; region; district
      2. A part of a country or empire that does not have the full status of a principal division
      3. A similar region, as in Canada or Australia, without the status of a province or state
      1. An area of government or corporate activity organized as an administrative or functional unit.
      2. A particular department of a government, business, school, or other organization
      3. A particular section of a country, state, etc. divided off as for administration
      1. (With determiner, mostly local usage) Any of numerous governmental districts.
      2. A division of an area, as for administrative purposes.
      3. A region or locality marked by a distinguishing feature:
  2. A juvenile charge

  3. Hospital room