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Infirmary vs. Ward

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Infirmarynoun

A place where sick or injured people are cared for, especially a small hospital; sickhouse.

Wardnoun

A guard; a guardian or watchman.

Infirmarynoun

A clinic or dispensary within another institution.

Wardnoun

Protection, defence.

Infirmarynoun

A hospital, or place where the infirm or sick are lodged and nursed gratuitously, or where out-patients are treated.

Wardnoun

(obsolete) A guard or watchman; now replaced by warden.

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Infirmarynoun

a health facility where patients receive treatment

Wardnoun

The action of a watchman; monitoring, surveillance (usually in phrases keep ward etc.).

Wardnoun

Guardianship, especially of a child or prisoner.

Wardnoun

An enchantment or spell placed over a designated area, or a social unit, that prevents any tresspasser from entering, approaching or even from being able to locate said protected premises.

Wardnoun

Land tenure through military service.

Wardnoun

(fencing) A guarding or defensive motion or position.

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Wardnoun

A protected place, and by extension, a type of subdivision.

Wardnoun

An area of a castle, corresponding to a circuit of the walls.

Wardnoun

A section or subdivision of a prison.

Wardnoun

An administrative division of a borough, city or council.

‘On our last visit to Tokyo, we went to Chiyoda ward and visited the Emperor's palace.’;

Wardnoun

(UK) A division of a forest.

Wardnoun

(Mormonism) A subdivision of the LDS Church, smaller than and part of a stake, but larger than a branch.

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Wardnoun

A part of a hospital, with beds, where patients reside.

Wardnoun

A person under guardianship.

Wardnoun

A minor looked after by a guardian.

‘After the trial, little Robert was declared a ward of the state.’;

Wardnoun

(obsolete) An underage orphan.

Wardnoun

An object used for guarding.

Wardnoun

The ridges on the inside of a lock, or the incisions on a key.

Wardverb

(transitive) To keep in safety, to watch over, to guard.

Wardverb

(transitive) To defend, to protect.

Wardverb

(transitive) To fend off, to repel, to turn aside, as anything mischievous that approaches; -- usually followed by off.

Wardverb

(intransitive) To be vigilant; to keep guard.

Wardverb

(intransitive) To act on the defensive with a weapon.

Wardnoun

The act of guarding; watch; guard; guardianship; specifically, a guarding during the day. See the Note under Watch, n., 1.

‘Still, when she slept, he kept both watch and ward.’;

Wardnoun

One who, or that which, guards; garrison; defender; protector; means of guarding; defense; protection.

‘For the best ward of mine honor.’; ‘The assieged castle's wardTheir steadfast stands did mightily maintain.’; ‘For want of other ward,He lifted up his hand, his front to guard.’;

Wardnoun

The state of being under guard or guardianship; confinement under guard; the condition of a child under a guardian; custody.

‘And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard.’; ‘I must attend his majesty's command, to whom I am now in ward.’; ‘It is also inconvenient, in Ireland, that the wards and marriages of gentlemen's children should be in the disposal of any of those lords.’;

Wardnoun

A guarding or defensive motion or position, as in fencing; guard.

Wardnoun

One who, or that which, is guarded.

Wardnoun

A minor or person under the care of a guardian; as, a ward in chancery.

Wardnoun

A projecting ridge of metal in the interior of a lock, to prevent the use of any key which has not a corresponding notch for passing it.

‘The lock is made . . . more secure by attaching wards to the front, as well as to the back, plate of the lock, in which case the key must be furnished with corresponding notches.’;

Wardnoun

A division of a county.

Wardnoun

A division, district, or quarter of a town or city.

‘Throughout the trembling city placed a guard,Dealing an equal share to every ward.’;

Wardnoun

A division of a forest.

Wardnoun

A division of a hospital; as, a fever ward.

Wardverb

To keep in safety; to watch; to guard; formerly, in a specific sense, to guard during the day time.

‘Whose gates he found fast shut, no living wightTo ward the same.’;

Wardverb

To defend; to protect.

‘Tell him it was a hand that warded himFrom thousand dangers.’;

Wardverb

To defend by walls, fortifications, etc.

Wardverb

To fend off; to repel; to turn aside, as anything mischievous that approaches; - usually followed by off.

‘Now wards a felling blow, now strikes again.’; ‘The pointed javelin warded off his rage.’; ‘It instructs the scholar in the various methods of warding off the force of objections.’;

Wardverb

To be vigilant; to keep guard.

Wardverb

To act on the defensive with a weapon.

‘She redoubling her blows drove the stranger to no other shift than to ward and go back.’;

Wardnoun

a person who is under the protection or in the custody of another

Wardnoun

a district into which a city or town is divided for the purpose of administration and elections

Wardnoun

block forming a division of a hospital (or a suite of rooms) shared by patients who need a similar kind of care;

‘they put her in a 4-bed ward’;

Wardnoun

English economist and conservationist (1914-1981)

Wardnoun

English writer of novels who was an active opponent of the women's suffrage movement (1851-1920)

Wardnoun

United States businessman who in 1872 established a successful mail-order business (1843-1913)

Wardnoun

a division of a prison (usually consisting of several cells)

Wardverb

watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect;

‘guard my possessions while I'm away’;

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