verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • 1Admit (a patient) to a hospital ward:

    ‘the last of the accident victims was warded’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    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’

Pronunciation:

ward

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