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1ward/ˈwoɚd/noun
pluralwards
1ward
/ˈwoɚd/
noun
pluralwards
Learner's definition of WARD  
[count]
: a section in a hospital for patients needing a particular kind of care
   b US : a section in a prison
: one of the sections into which a city or town is divided for the purposes of an election
: a person (such as a child) who is protected and cared for by a court or guardian
2ward/ˈwoɚd/verb
wardswardedwarding
2ward
/ˈwoɚd/
verb
wardswardedwarding
Learner's definition of WARD  

ward off

[phrasal verb]
ward (something) off or ward off (something) 
: to avoid being hit by (something)— often used figuratively
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