- 1A separate room in a hospital, typically one allocated to a particular type of patient: a children’s ward [as modifier]: a ward nurseMore example sentences
room, department, unit, area, wing
- Stepping back a generation, doctors were familiar with hospital wards full of patients succumbing to sepsis in the pre-penicillin era.
- Yarmouk Hospital has one of the busiest emergency rooms and obstetrics wards in Baghdad.
- Randomised controlled trial of usual care compared with intervention delivered on hospital wards by cardiac rehabilitation nurses.
- 1.1One of the divisions of a prison.More example sentences
- The mother of Peter, a 23-year-old man whose currently in a maximum security prison ward in New South Wales.
- Just come striding along the beach like a prison ward or something!
- When they built the new prison a ward was set-aside for mentally impaired people, but even that seems to have become overcrowded.
- 2An administrative division of a city or borough that typically elects and is represented by a councilor or councilors.More example sentences
district, constituency, division, quarter, zone, parish
- Issues raised will be discussed by the relief road working group, made up of county councillors representing local wards, and the county council will enforce the changes.
- We called the offices of city councillors representing various downtown wards, and their staff readily acknowledged the litter problem.
- Candidates for election will run in electoral districts, similar to city councillors' wards.
- 2.1A territorial division of the Mormon Church presided over by a bishop.More example sentences
- Bishop David Hamblin, the bishop for the ward, the Mormon church to which the Smart family belongs to.
- Derek Cross fell in with the Mormons, rising through the ranks to become bishop of their ward.
- 3A person, usually a minor, under the care and control of a guardian appointed by their parents or a court.
- 6 • historical An area of ground enclosed by the encircling walls of a fortress or castle.More example sentences
- Near to this original house, on a chalk hill, William I built a castle, with a ward either side of a low motte.
- The first step was the walling of the early Norman ring work but today only little part of this work survives on the north-west walls of the upper ward, the section facing the outer bailey was demolished.
- The inner ward is a square enclosure with circular angle towers, with one bigger and separated by the walls forming the keep.
- 7 Fencing A defensive position or motion.More example sentences
- The first illustration show the two fencers in a low or terza ward with rapiers crossed.
- Simultaneously the Master shall raise his rapier into the open ward.
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- 2Admit (a patient) to a hospital ward.More example sentences
- Both are warded at Port-of-Spain General Hospital.
- Gomez is warded at Port-of-Spain General Hospital in a stable condition.
- 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.
ward of the court
- A person, usually a minor or of unsound mind, for whom a guardian has been appointed by a court or who has become directly subject to the authority of that court.More example sentences
- At one time it was believed that the mere publication of information about a ward of court was contempt of court.
- What was sought to be done was to make them wards of court and then obtain orders in their welfare which would contradict the steps the Minister had taken.
- The commission recommends making a person ineligible to serve as a trustee if they are under 18, a ward of court, adjudicated bankrupt, restricted from being a director of a company, or convicted of a crime.
ward someone/something off
- Prevent from harming or affecting one: she put up a hand as if to ward him offMore example sentences
- The archetypal souvenirs are ceramic tiles featuring the Evil Eye - a Turkish good luck charm designed to ward off evil spirits.
- In areas where apples were grown, it evolved into a ritual in which chants and dances were used to ward off evil spirits which it was believed would harm the trees.
- The veil was also believed to magically have the power to ward off surrounding evils that wish to harm the bride.
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- A supervision order, while less intrusive than Crown wardship would not adequately protect the children from either the father or the mother for reasons already discussed under issue No. 1.
- Usually granted in connection with wardships, the king's rights over the marriage of his tenants-in-chief had longer term implications for Edward III's ‘new nobility.’
- Early in life he was placed under the wardship of a tutor in Marseilles.