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English definition of “ward”

ward

noun [C] (HOSPITAL/PRISON)    /wɔːd/ US  /wɔːrd/
B2 one of the parts or large rooms into which a hospital is divided, usually with beds for patients: a geriatric/maternity/psychiatric wardMedical places and organizations US one of the parts into which a prison is dividedPrisons and parts of prisons
(Definition of ward noun (HOSPITAL/PRISON) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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