Definition of WARD

  1. (noun)a person who is under the protection or in the custody of another
  2. (noun)a district into which a city or town is divided for the purpose of administration and elections
  3. (noun)block forming a division of a hospital (or a suite of rooms) shared by patients who need a similar kind of care
  4. (noun)a division of a prison (usually consisting of several cells)
  5. (verb)watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect