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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a hospital ward/room
▪ nurses working on hospital wards
isolation hospital/wardBritish English
▪ Scarlet fever victims had to go to the isolation hospital.
long-stay hospital/ward/bed etc
▪ The upper floors will be for two 50 bed adult acute wards and accommodation.
▪ Polio patients in acute wards were seldom shielded from the deaths of others.
▪ But use of care programmes is patchy, not least because acute wards are under too much pressure to allow bed blocking.
▪ It will house short-stay patients, freeing beds in acute wards.
▪ Focus groups have been tried on acute wards with patients recuperating from operations who are able and willing to participate.
▪ In acute admission wards, plastic disposal bags may be used for self-abuse by suicidal patients.
▪ The vagrants from the casual ward had disappeared at the sight of the policeman; the street was empty.
▪ The casual wards to be extended to accommodate about forty more men.
▪ She may be moved into a general ward soon.
▪ It has a 35-bed general ward that in an emergency can be expanded to 600 beds.
▪ The general wards were packed with acute cases and, although I received a sympathetic ear, no one really wanted to know.
▪ Often the weeks of isolation progressed to weeks on a general ward, then to more weeks of rehabilitation.
▪ You may come across central venous pressure lines on a general surgical ward.
▪ This summary is intended to be an Overview of the care a patient may receive whilst on a general surgical ward.
▪ Mr Stewart said it had been feared haematology in-patients would have to share a general medical ward while undergoing treatment in Darlington.
▪ But the father-of-five fought back to come off his life support machine and improve enough to be moved into a general ward.
▪ I used to go along to Greenbank Hospital's geriatric wards, where I sang and played to the old folk.
▪ Similarly within a hospital the culture of the accident and emergency department differs from the long-stay geriatric ward.
▪ It seems the merest flash since Jack and I were gingerly bringing home our own babies from the maternity wards.
▪ She kept busy in the maternity ward faxing lists back to the office.
▪ Nurses who have already worked on medical wards will be familiar with many of these tests.
▪ Mr Stewart said it had been feared haematology in-patients would have to share a general medical ward while undergoing treatment in Darlington.
▪ There is a state-of-the-art cardiac resuscitation unit, much better than the one on the general medical wards.
▪ She was labeled mentally disturbed and put in the psychiatric ward of a small hospital without any administrative procedure.
▪ They transferred him to the psychiatric ward.
▪ Actually, this is the psychiatric ward.
▪ Officers came to the hospital and lined up inmates from the psychiatric ward.
▪ She checks herself into the psychiatric ward of our local hospital.
▪ By mistake I had been put through not to the hospital but to a psychiatric ward.
▪ Then they took me to Montefiore Hospital to the psychiatric ward.
▪ The pace of work on the surgical ward may appear to be extremely rapid.
▪ You may come across central venous pressure lines on a general surgical ward.
▪ Certain situations may be particularly worrying for nurses new to the surgical ward.
▪ This summary is intended to be an Overview of the care a patient may receive whilst on a general surgical ward.
▪ A high proportion of nursing actions on a surgical ward are directed towards the prevention of problems.
▪ Setting - Four surgical wards at two Sheffield hospitals.
▪ You may however see a chest drain on a general surgical ward.
▪ There seems to be no place for a dying person on the surgical wards.
▪ Joe Burke, ward boss and alderman, begat Edward Burke, ward boss and alderman.
▪ Paul Sheridan, ward boss and alderman, begat Paul Sheridan, alderman.
▪ Theodore Swinarski, ward boss, begat Donald Swinarski, alderman.
▪ David Hartigan begat Neil Hartigan, ward boss and chief park district attorney.
▪ Many of the Daley aldermen are ward bosses.
▪ Louis Garippo, ward boss, begat Louis Garippo, judge.
▪ Lewis had been the ward boss in name only, because white precinct captains ran the organization, including him.
▪ Service and favors, the staples of the precinct captain and his ward boss.
▪ Her father was standing by the ward doors, looking bemused.
▪ When the ward door opened I smelled that singed smell and heard that gnash of teeth.
▪ I hear noise at the ward door, off up the hall out of my sight.
▪ Hospices are clearly an improvement on hospital wards.
▪ She became familiar with maintaining a hospital ward.
▪ On the hospital wards, nurses have most physical contact with patients.
▪ They also discovered that the only place where potassium was available was on the hospital ward.
▪ The four children were brought in to see their new brother in the hospital ward.
▪ The film, which is based on the story of Peter Pan, will raise money for a children's hospital ward.
▪ The long passageway towards the platform was spotless, gleaming like a hospital ward.
▪ Hugh lay there dead in the hospital ward.
▪ This now serves, not only as guest accommodation, but also as an occasional isolation ward, study and music room.
▪ The isolation ward was already crowded with cases of other illnesses when the first five polio victims arrived in May.
▪ The labour ward provides user-friendly notes for pregnant women, arising out of discussions with patients.
▪ Who got fathers into the labour wards?
▪ He knew the hospital well enough to find the side ward without difficulty.
▪ More important was the backing of Frank Keenan, the county assessor and a far North Side ward boss.
▪ I waited in the office for an hour before she led me into a darkened side ward.
▪ She's through there, in that side ward. - Are you related though?
▪ Inside the little side ward the light had been switched on and the outside world looked almost black beyond the window.
▪ The ward sister has up-to-date information, for example, the social worker's reports or changes in treatment.
▪ Indeed, in some hospitals, joint appointments of ward sister and teacher have been introduced.
▪ The ward sister and trained staff on the other hand may have forgotten the small incidents which cause anxiety in the learner.
▪ Philip stood helplessly while she talked to the ward sister and exerted her considerable authority to get the doctor called immediately.
▪ She had the right academic approach to nursing to make a first-class tutor, but not ward sister.
▪ The amount of time spent by ward sisters on teaching varies considerably.
▪ It might have been the ward sister or the staff nurse.
▪ I eventually tracked down the ward sister, who was wrestling with an intravenous drip that had collapsed.
▪ This first discussion will demonstrate to the student the interest of the ward staff in her and in her progress.
▪ The ward staff should discuss the reasons behind the introduction of the learning programme.
▪ As well as encouraging her to apply general known principles, the ward staff also need to provide tuition and support.
▪ On the other hand, the ward staff should adopt a uniform standard and method throughout the hospital.
▪ This does not just mean interviews with a therapist, but also appropriate contact with nursing and other ward staff.
▪ This will help the ward staff to improve teaching content and methods.
▪ The students and her needs must be known to the ward staff if learning is to be effective.
▪ The ward staff should be aware of this problem and give extra support and supervision when necessary.
▪ She may also participate in the ward teaching, either at the bedside or by leading tutorial sessions.
▪ This follow-up is essential in ward teaching, but poor facilities often make it difficult to achieve without interruption.
▪ Everyone has a contribution to make to ward teaching and the student should take every possible opportunity to learn.
▪ These discussions take time but are essential to ward teaching.
▪ Our ward teaching rounds ended at four.
▪ Other specialists too, such as those in the paramedical field, may be involved in ward teaching.
▪ The ward teaching programme can be explained, and the learner shown the ward learning resources.
▪ So far, the personnel mentioned in relation to ward teaching are those with little or no specific preparation for it.
▪ The patient, a fine girl of about twelve years old had been admitted unconscious to the ward.
▪ Previously patients were admitted to whichever ward had free beds.
▪ Fever patients were admitted to general wards.
▪ Mrs Fellows was admitted to the ward the day before her planned surgery.
▪ Only one ward had been opened then, and no more than six patients could be admitted.
▪ She may be moved into a general ward soon.
▪ But the father-of-five fought back to come off his life support machine and improve enough to be moved into a general ward.
▪ A total of 22 were moved into first-floor wards.
▪ Eventually she was moved on to the General ward.
▪ She'd seen the hostility in the woman's face and had her moved to another ward.
▪ At the age of five, Jason became a ward of the state.
▪ Linda is a doctor in a ward for premature babies.
▪ When her baby was due, Barbara was admitted to the maternity ward of Mercy Hospital.
▪ First he tried to oust Keenan as ward committeeman by running some one against him in the election for ward leadership.
▪ Jill was shaking down a thermometer as Lindsey walked on to the ward.
▪ The stuff they've been giving me in the ward was like a milk soup.
▪ There were twenty-nine other patients assigned to the ward, but they were all outdoors now, enjoying the day.
▪ You must have a majority to change the ward policy.
▪ A strategy based simply upon warding off attack will be inadequate to guarantee its survival.
▪ Electric fences around sensitive areas and electrified human dummies have also had some effect, apparently warding off marauding tigers.
▪ He was very affected; he blinked rapidly as if warding off tears.
▪ If so, lacquer might also ward off shipworm.
▪ Indeed, warding off disruption is the principal property of complex systems.
▪ Nor have official bodies been able to ward off the most sinister threat.
▪ They became bossy, uncooperative, and hostile in their efforts to ward off depression.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Ward \Ward\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Warded; p. pr. & vb. n. Warding.] [OE. wardien, AS. weardian to keep, protect; akin to OS. ward?n to watch, take care, OFries. wardia, OHG. wart?n, G. warten to wait, wait on, attend to, Icel. var?a to guarantee defend, Sw. v[*a]rda to guard, to watch; cf. OF. warder, of German origin. See Ward, n., and cf. Award, Guard, Reward.]

  1. 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 wight To ward the same.

  2. To defend; to protect.

    Tell him it was a hand that warded him From thousand dangers.

  3. To defend by walls, fortifications, etc. [Obs.]

  4. 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.
    --I. Watts.


Ward \Ward\, n. [AS. weard, fem., guard, weard, masc., keeper, guard; akin to OS. ward a watcher, warden, G. wart, OHG. wart, Icel. v["o]r[eth]r a warden, a watch, Goth. -wards in da['u]rawards a doorkeeper, and E. wary; cf. OF. warde guard, from the German. See Ware, a., Wary, and cf. Guard, Wraith.]

  1. 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.

  2. 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 ward Their steadfast stands did mightily maintain.

    For want of other ward, He lifted up his hand, his front to guard.

  3. 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.
    --Gen. xl. 3.

    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.

  4. A guarding or defensive motion or position, as in fencing; guard. ``Thou knowest my old ward; here I lay, and thus I bore my point.''

  5. One who, or that which, is guarded. Specifically:

    1. A minor or person under the care of a guardian; as, a ward in chancery. ``You know our father's ward, the fair Monimia.''

    2. A division of a county. [Eng. & Scot.]

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

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

    4. A division of a forest. [Eng.]

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

    1. 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.

    2. A notch or slit in a key corresponding to a ridge in the lock which it fits; a ward notch.

      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.

      Ward penny (O. Eng. Law), money paid to the sheriff or castellan for watching and warding a castle.

      Ward staff, a constable's or watchman's staff. [Obs.]


Ward \Ward\, v. i.

  1. To be vigilant; to keep guard.

  2. 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.
    --Sir P. Sidney.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English weard "a guarding, protection; watchman, sentry, keeper," from Proto-Germanic *wardaz "guard" (cognates: Old Saxon ward, Old Norse vörðr, Old High German wart), from PIE *war-o-, from root *wer- (4) "perceive, watch out for" (cognates: Latin vereri "to observe with awe, revere, respect, fear;" Greek ouros "a guard, watchman," and possibly horan "to see;" Hittite werite- "to see"). Used for administrative districts (at first in the sense of guardianship) from late 14c.; of hospital divisions from 1749. Meaning "minor under control of a guardian" is from early 15c. Ward-heeler is 1890, from heeler "loafer, one on the lookout for shady work" (1870s).


Old English weardian "to keep guard, watch, protect, preserve," from Proto-Germanic *wardon "to guard" (cognates: Old Saxon wardon, Old Norse varða "to guard," Old Frisian wardia, Middle Dutch waerden "to take care of," Old High German warten "to guard, look out for, expect," German warten "to wait, wait on, nurse, tend"), from PIE *war-o- (see ward (n.)). French garder, Italian guardare, Spanish guardar are Germanic loan-words. Meaning "to parry, to fend off" (now usually with off) is recorded from 1570s. Related: Warded; warding.


Etymology 1 n. (context archaic or obsolete English) A guard; a guardian or watchman. Etymology 2

n. 1 protection, defence. 2 # (context obsolete English) A guard or watchman; now replaced by ''warden''. 3 # The action of a watchman; monitoring, surveillance (''usually in phrases keep ward etc.''). 4 # guardianship, especially of a child or prisoner. 5 # An enchantment or spell placed over a designated area, or a social unit, that prevents any tresspasser from entering, approaching and/or even from being able to locate said-protected premises 6 # (context historical Scots law English) Land tenure through military service. 7 # (context fencing English) A guarding or defensive motion or position. 8 A protected place. 9 # (context archaic English) An area of a castle, corresponding to a circuit of the walls. 10 # A section or subdivision of a prison. 11 # An administrative division of a borough, city or council. 12 # (context UK English) A division of a forest. 13 # (context Mormonism English) A subdivision of the LDS Church, smaller than and part of a stake, but larger than a branch. 14 # A part of a hospital where patients reside. Etymology 3

vb. 1 (context transitive English) To keep in safety, to watch over, to guard. 2 (context transitive English) To defend, to protect. 3 (context transitive English) To fend off, to repel, to turn aside, as anything mischievous that approaches; -- usually followed by ''off''. 4 (context intransitive English) To be vigilant; to keep guard. 5 (context intransitive English) To act on the defensive with a weapon.


v. watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect; "guard my possessions while I'm away" [syn: guard]

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

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

  3. 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" [syn: hospital ward]

  4. English economist and conservationist (1914-1981) [syn: Barbara Ward, Baroness Jackson of Lodsworth]

  5. English writer of novels who was an active opponent of the women's suffrage movement (1851-1920) [syn: Mrs. Humphrey Ward, Mary Augusta Arnold Ward]

  6. United States businessman who in 1872 established a successful mail-order business (1843-1913) [syn: Montgomery Ward, Asron Montgomery Ward]

  7. a division of a prison (usually consisting of several cells) [syn: cellblock]

Ward, AR -- U.S. city in Arkansas
Population (2000): 2580
Housing Units (2000): 1075
Land area (2000): 3.894989 sq. miles (10.087974 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 3.894989 sq. miles (10.087974 sq. km)
FIPS code: 73130
Located within: Arkansas (AR), FIPS 05
Location: 35.019996 N, 91.954987 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 72176
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Ward, AR
Ward, CO -- U.S. town in Colorado
Population (2000): 169
Housing Units (2000): 82
Land area (2000): 0.569241 sq. miles (1.474328 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.569241 sq. miles (1.474328 sq. km)
FIPS code: 82735
Located within: Colorado (CO), FIPS 08
Location: 40.072347 N, 105.510131 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 80481
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Ward, CO
Ward, SC -- U.S. town in South Carolina
Population (2000): 110
Housing Units (2000): 62
Land area (2000): 0.778374 sq. miles (2.015980 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.778374 sq. miles (2.015980 sq. km)
FIPS code: 74590
Located within: South Carolina (SC), FIPS 45
Location: 33.857891 N, 81.732286 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 29166
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Ward, SC
Ward, SD -- U.S. town in South Dakota
Population (2000): 41
Housing Units (2000): 22
Land area (2000): 0.284691 sq. miles (0.737345 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.284691 sq. miles (0.737345 sq. km)
FIPS code: 68660
Located within: South Dakota (SD), FIPS 46
Location: 44.154239 N, 96.461131 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 57074
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Ward, SD
Ward -- U.S. County in North Dakota
Population (2000): 58795
Housing Units (2000): 25097
Land area (2000): 2012.883559 sq. miles (5213.344262 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 43.363629 sq. miles (112.311278 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 2056.247188 sq. miles (5325.655540 sq. km)
Located within: North Dakota (ND), FIPS 38
Location: 48.255894 N, 101.488391 W
Ward, ND
Ward County
Ward County, ND
Ward -- U.S. County in Texas
Population (2000): 10909
Housing Units (2000): 4832
Land area (2000): 835.492247 sq. miles (2163.914893 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.252109 sq. miles (0.652960 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 835.744356 sq. miles (2164.567853 sq. km)
Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48
Location: 31.517740 N, 103.016977 W
Ward, TX
Ward County
Ward County, TX

Ward may refer to:

Ward (fencing)

A ward or guard (translating German Hut "protection") is a defensive position in the German school of swordsmanship. In Royal Armouries Ms. I.33 the concept is rendered as custodia "guard".


Ward (band)

Ward are an electronica duo consisting of David Meme and Richard Williams

Ward (surname)

Ward is a popular Old English origin and Old Gaelic origin surname dating to before the Norman conquest of 1066.

The Old English name derives from an occupational surname for a civil guard/keeper of the watch, or alternately as a topographical surname from the word "werd" ("marsh").

The Old Gaelic surname derives from " Mac an Bhaird" ("son of the Bard"). A bard being a story teller or poet.

The two names are completely unrelated ethnically one being Germanic and the other Celtic. The oldest public record of the surname dates to 1176. People with the surname include:

Ward (castle)

In fortifications, a bailey or ward refers to a courtyard enclosed by a curtain wall. In particular, an early type of European castle was known as a Motte-and-bailey. Castles can have more than one ward. Their layout depends both on the local topography and the level of fortification technology employed, ranging from simple enclosures to elaborate concentric defences. In addition to the gradual evolution of more complex castle plans, there are also significant differences in regional traditions of military architecture regarding the subdivision into wards.

Ward (LDS Church)

In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), a ward is the larger of two types of local congregations, the smaller being a branch. A ward is presided over by a bishop, the equivalent of a pastor in many other Christian denominations. As with all local LDS Church leadership, the bishop is considered lay clergy and as such is not paid. Two counselors serve with the bishop to help with administrative and spiritual duties of the ward and to preside in the absence of the bishop. Together, these three men constitute the bishopric. A branch is presided over by a branch president who may or may not have one or two counselors, depending on the size of the branch. Groups of wards are organized into stakes, while groups of branches are organized into districts.

Ward (law)

In law, a ward is someone placed under the protection of a legal guardian. A court may take responsibility for the legal protection of an individual, usually either a child or incapacitated person, in which case the ward is known as a ward of the court or a ward of the state.

In Australia, New Zealand and the United States, the child is termed a ward of the court. In Ireland and the United Kingdom "the" is not used; the ward is thus termed a ward of court. In Canada the legal term is Crown ward.

Children who are in the custody of government departments, also known as foster care, become wards of the respective government entity, and in the US wards of the states in which they reside. The government or state is in loco parentis to the child, which generally entails assuming all lawful authority to make medical and legal decisions on the child's behalf.

Ward (electoral subdivision)

A ward is a local authority area, typically used for electoral purposes. Wards are usually named after neighbourhoods, thoroughfares, parishes, landmarks, geographical features and in some cases historical figures connected to the area. It is common in the United States for wards to simply be numbered.

In Australia, Canada, Monaco, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States, they are an electoral district within a district or municipality, used in local government elections. In the United States, wards are usually subdivided into precincts for polling purposes.

In the Republic of Ireland, urban Wards and rural District Electoral Divisions were renamed Electoral Divisions in 1994. The electoral districts for local authorities are often popularly called "wards". These consist of multiple electoral divisions, and are officially called "local electoral areas".

In the case of a municipal amalgamation, the former cities and towns that make up the new metropolis may be referred to as wards.

  • In certain cities of India, like Mumbai and Delhi, a ward is an administrative unit of the city region, a city area is divided into Zones, which in turn contains numerous wards.
  • In Japan, a ward (ku or 区 in Japanese) is an administrative unit of one of the larger cities.
  • In Vietnam, a ward (phường) is an administrative subunit of an inner city district (quận).
  • A ward in Nepal is a political division. Nine wards make up a village development committee (VDC); VDCs make districts; districts makes zones; and zones (regions) make up the country.
  • In parts of northern England, a ward was a sub-entity of a county, equivalent to a hundred.
Ward (South Africa)

In South Africa, wards are geopolitical subdivisions of municipalities used for electoral purposes. Each metropolitan and local municipality is delimited by the Municipal Demarcation Board into half as many wards as there are seats on the municipal council (rounding up if there are an odd number of seats). Each ward then elects one councillor directly, and the remaining councillors are elected from party lists so that the overall party balance is proportional to the proportion of votes received by each party.

After the 2016 municipal elections, there are 4,392 wards in South Africa.

Ward (electric automobile company)

The Ward Motor Vehicle Company was founded by Charles A. Ward in New York City as an electric truck company. When Hayden Eames joined the company, it made electric cars also, from 1914-1916.

Ward (given name)

Ward as a given name may refer to the following people:

  • Ward Armstrong (born 1956), American trial lawyer
  • Ward Bennett (1917–2003), American designer, artist and sculptor
  • Ward Beysen (1941–2005), Belgian politician and freemason
  • Ward Bond (1903–1960), American actor
  • Ward Boston (1923–2008), American attorney
  • Ward Bowlby (1834–1917), Canadian lawyer and politician
  • Ward Nicholas Boylston (1747–1828), American merchant and philanthropist
  • Ward Brackett (1914–2006), American artist
  • Ward Brehm, American entrepreneur
  • Ward Brennan, pseudonym of Australian writer Leonard Frank Meares (1921–1993)
  • Ward W. Briggs (born 1945), American classicist and historian of classical studies
  • Ward Burton (born 1961), American stock car racing driver
  • Ward Chamberlin (born 1921), former president of WETA-TV
  • Ward Cheney (1813-1876), manufacturer of silk fabrics
  • Ward Chipman (1754–1824), American lawyer and judge
  • Ward Chipman, Jr. (1787–1851), American lawyer and judge
  • Ward Christensen (born 1945), American entrepreneur
  • Ward Churchill (born 1947), American author and political activist
  • Ward Cleaver, fictional character in the television sitcom Leave it to Beaver
  • Ward Connerly (born 1939), American political activist and businessman
  • Ward Cornell (1924–2000), Canadian broadcaster
  • Ward Costello (1919–2009), American actor and composer
  • Ward Crutchfield (1928–2016), American politician and member of the Tennessee Senate for the Democratic party
  • Ward Cuff (1914–2002), American football player
  • Ward Cunningham (born 1949), American computer programmer
  • Ward Darley (1903–1979), American educator and physician
  • Ward Edmonds (1908–1930), American pole vaulter
  • Ward Edwards (1927–2005), American psychologist
  • Ward Edwards (born 1930), American politician and member of the Georgia House of Representatives for the Democratic party
  • Ward Elcock (born 1947), Canadian civil servant
  • Ward Elliott (born 1937), American political scientist and professor
  • Ward V. Evans (c. 1880–1957), chemist and professor at Northwestern University
  • Ward Farnsworth (born 1967), dean of the University of Texas School of Law
  • Ward Forrest (born 1954), American soccer player
  • Ward Gibson (1921–1958), American professional basketball player
  • Ward Goodenough (1919–2013), American anthropologist
  • Ward J. M. Hagemeijer, American author
  • Ward Hawkins (1912–1990), American author
  • Ward Haylett (1895–1990), coach of track and field at Kansas State University
  • Ward Hermans (1897–1992), Belgian Flemish nationalist politician and writer
  • Ward Hunt (1810–1886), American jurist and politician
  • Ward M. Hussey (1920–2009), American lawyer
  • Ward Jones, South African scholar
  • Ward Just (born 1935), American writer
  • Ward Keeler, American anthropologist
  • Ward Kimball (1914–2002), American animator for the Walt Disney Studios
  • Ward Lambert (1888–1958), American basketball and baseball coach
  • Ward Hill Lamon (1828–1893), American personal friend and self-appointed bodyguard of Abraham Lincoln
  • Ward Lascelle (1882–1941), American producer and director
  • Ward Lernout (born 1931), Flemish painter
  • Ward Maule (1833–1913), Indian-born English clergyman and cricketer
  • Ward McAllister (1827–1895), American attorney
  • Ward McAllister (1891–1981), American film actor
  • Ward McIntyre (1930–2007), American television and radio personality
  • Ward McLanahan (1883–1974), American track and field athlete
  • Ward Meese (1897–1968), American football player
  • Ward Melville (1887–1977), American philanthropist and businessman
  • Ward Miller (1902–1984), American politician and member of the U.S. House of Representatives for the Republican party
  • Ward Miller (1884–1958), American professional baseball player
  • Ward Moore (1903–1978), working name of American writer Joseph Ward Moore
  • Ward Morehouse (1895–1966), American theater critic
  • Ward Morehouse (1929–2012), Indian anti-corporate activist
  • Ward Morehouse III (born 1945), American author and playwright
  • Ward O′Neill (born 1951), Australian illustrator and caricaturist
  • Ward B. Pafford (1911–2011), fourth president of the University of West Georgia
  • Ward Page (1876–1949), American football coach
  • Ward Perry (born 1970), Canadian voice actor
  • Ward Pigman (1910–1977), American biologist and suspected Soviet spy
  • Ward Pinkett (1906–1937), American jazz trumpeter
  • Ward C. Pitfield, Jr. (born 1925), Canadian financier
  • Ward Plummer (born 1940), American physicist
  • Ward Prentice (1886–1969), Australian rugby player
  • Ward Preston (1966–1997), American production designer and art director
  • Ward Ritchie (1905–1996), American printer and writer
  • Ward Russell (born 1978), American cinematographer
  • Ward Ruyslinck, pseudonym of Belgian writer Raymond De Belser (1929–2014)
  • Ward Sels (born 1941), Belgian professional road bicycle racer
  • Ward Sutton, American illustrator
  • Ward Swingle (1927–2015), American vocalist and jazz musician
  • Ward Sylvester, American producer
  • Ward Thomas (born 1923), British television executive
  • Ward Walsh (born 1947), American football player
  • Ward Wettlaufer (1935–2016), American amateur golfer
  • Ward Whitt (born 1942), American professor of operations research and management sciences
  • Ward Williams (1923–2005), American professional basketball player
  • Ward Wilson, British nuclear policy analyst
  • Ward Wood (1924–2001), American actor and television writer
Ward (Vietnam)

A ward ( phường) in Vietnam is an urban subdistrict. It is one of three kinds of third-level commune-level subdivisions along with the commune-level town (thị trấn), and the rural commune ().

The ward is subordinates to the second-level units including county-level town or the provincial city or the urban district of central-controlled municipality. Currently, for management the urban areas and associating families, each ward is divided into neighborhoods , the neighborhoods is the organization of population.

Till December 31, 2008, Vietnam had 1,327 wards. In which, Ho Chi Minh City has 259 wards and Hanoi has 147 wards.

Ward (Cambridge Town Club cricketer)

Ward (full name and dates of birth and death unknown) was an English cricketer. Ward's batting style is unknown.

Ward made a single first-class appearance for Cambridge Town Club against Cambridge University in 1842 at Parker's Piece. In a match which Cambridge University won by 3 wickets, Ward batted twice, ending not out with a single run in Cambridge Town Club's first-innings, while in their second-innings he was dismissed for the same score by Willam Mills.

Ward (KPK)

Ward is Administrative Unit in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK). It is notified in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Local Government Act 2013.

Ward is same like Union Council, But Ward is new term and new demarcation by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government. While Union Councils are based upon West Pakistan Land Revenue Act, 1967 (W.P. Act No. XVII of 1967)

Ward may consist of:

  • Village Council or
  • Neighbourhood Council

Village Council is rural places, while Neighbourhood Councils are urban and they are near to main city or have some of characteristics of city.

Each ward is considered to be a complete local government, having their own District Councilor, Tehsil Councilor, General Councilors, Peasant Councilors, Women Councilors and Youth Councilors, to represent different communities of human and to struggle for their own benefits.

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa there are total 2996 Village Councils. and 505 Neighborhood Councils. While total amount of Union Councils is 1001.

Usage examples of "ward".

The adjutant by his elaborate courtesy appeared to wish to ward off any attempt at familiarity on the part of the Russian messenger.

During the last week or two Ward had obviously changed much, abandoning his attempts at affability and speaking only in hoarse but oddly repellent whispers on the few occasions that he ventured forth.

Ward himself tried to be more affable, but succeeded only in provoking curiousity with his rambling accounts of chemical research.

Another alderman, Nicholas Exton, of Queenhithe Ward, had recently been removed from his aldermancy for opprobrious words used to Northampton during his first mayoralty.

John Brown was elected alderman of Farringdon Within shortly afterWards, but he was discharged by the Common Council, and the aldermanry was subsequently filled by John Hardy being translated to it from Aldersgate Ward.

All three aldermen were deposed from their aldermanries by order of an assembly of citizens composed of representatives from the various guilds and not from the wards.

Around the wound they swarmed out in such numbers that Alec stepped back, instinctively raising his hand in a warding sign.

Ward refrained from shewing this letter to the alienists, they did not refrain from acting upon it themselves.

Ward, and had come to an agreement with him on several points which both felt the alienists would ridicule.

Standing on the city walls, mirror raised to catch the late afternoon light, Arra could see past the pockets of battle, past the men and women struggling to defeat an enemy their superior in both strength and numbers, past the black tents well warded against magical attack, and into the swath of destruction that stretched back to the border.

The mage had as much as said the amulet, the asphodel, and the raw snail were not enough by themselves to ward him fully.

The world moved slowly, trancelike, as Asteria agonizingly raised her thin arms to ward off the blow and I involuntarily did the same, even though distant from the blade by many yards, by a lifetime.

Salzwasserbrunnen, der das Auge der Tiefe genannt ward, weil er keinen Boden hatte und sein Grund nur das Meer war.

MAG-21, Sergeant Ward had been impressed with the Marine Aviator who had spent a year as a guerrilla in the Philippines.

Ward Mclntire, the man from the Bazooka bubble gum company, stood holding a glass bowl filled with gum all wrapped in shiny wax paper, each containing a shiny wax-paper cartoon inside.