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ward


  WordNet 3.0   cellblock ; ward
ward ; hospital ward
guard ; ward

WordNet Lexical Database v3.0, © 2007 Princeton University


  Roget's thesaurus   noun (Refuge): refuge, sanctuary, retreat, keep, last resort, ward, prison, asylum, ark, home, hiding place, sanctum sanctorum .

noun (Restraint): restraint, hindrance, constraint, repression, suppression, discipline, control, imprisonment, incarceration, entombment, captivity, blockade, arrest, custody, keep, care, charge, ward, curb, limitation, restriction, punishment.

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  Soule's dictionary of English synonyms   ward
I. v. a.
1. Watch, guard.
2. Defend, protect.
II. v. n. Parry, act on the defensive.
III. n.
1. Watch, guard, guardianship.
2. Warden, keeper, defender, guardian.
3. Custody, confinement.
4. Defence, protection, garrison, defender, protector, means of guarding.
5. (Law.) Pupil, minor (under guardianship).
6. Division, district, quarter (of a town).
7. Division, apartment.
8. Guard (of a lock).

Soule's dictionary of English synonyms



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