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ward

Pronunciation: /wɔːrd; wɔːd/

Translation of ward in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 countable/numerable (in hospital) sala (feminine) the children's ward la sala de niños or de pediatría
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 countable/numerable [Politics/Política][ subdivisión de un municipio a efectos electorales y administrativos ]
    Example sentences
    • 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.

Phrasal verbs

ward off

verb + adverb + object/verbo + adverbio + complemento
[attack] rechazar*; [blow] desviar*; [danger] conjurar; [illness] protegerse* or prevenirse* contra

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In Spain, a school that is privately owned but receives a government grant is called a colegio concertado. Parents pay monthly fees, but not as much as in a colegio privado. Colegios concertados normally cover all stages of primary and secondary education and often have religious connections.