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ward

noun [C]  /wɔrd/ us  

ward noun [C] (HOSPITAL ROOM)

a large room in a hospital which is used for treating people with similar illnesses or conditions: the pediatric/maternity ward

ward noun [C] (PERSON)

law a person, esp. a child, who is legally under the protection or care of another person or of a court or government: The agency serves youths who are wards of the state.

ward noun [C] (AREA)

a political division within a city: the fifth ward
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