• 1Admit (a patient) to a hospital ward.

    ‘the last of the accident victims was warded’
    • ‘Gomez is warded at Port-of-Spain General Hospital in a stable condition.’
    • ‘A 41-year-old security guard is warded in a stable condition at Port-of-Spain General Hospital after he was shot and stabbed 20 times.’
    • ‘Both are warded at Port-of-Spain General Hospital.’
    • ‘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.’
    admit to hospital, admit, take in, let in, accept, receive, give entry to
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  • 2archaic Guard; protect.

    ‘it was his duty to ward the king’