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war·den

 (wôrd′n)
n.
1. The chief administrative official of a prison.
2. An official charged with the enforcement of certain laws and regulations: an air raid warden.
3. Chiefly British
a. The chief executive official in charge of a port or market.
b. Any of various crown officers having administrative duties.
c. One of the governing officials of certain colleges, schools, guilds, or hospitals; a trustee.
4. The chief executive of a borough in certain states.
5. A churchwarden.

[Middle English wardein, from Old North French, from warder, to guard, of Germanic origin; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

war′den·ship′ n.

warden

(ˈwɔːdən)
n
1. a person who has the charge or care of something, esp a building, or someone
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) any of various public officials, esp one responsible for the enforcement of certain regulations
3. (Professions) a person employed to patrol a national park or safari park
4. (Law) chiefly US and Canadian the chief officer in charge of a prison
5. (Education) Brit the principal or president of any of various universities or colleges
6. (Ecclesiastical Terms) See churchwarden1
[C13: from Old Northern French wardein, from warder to guard, of Germanic origin; see guard]
ˈwardenry n

warden

(ˈwɔːdən)
n
(Cookery) a variety of pear that has crisp firm flesh and is used for cooking
[C15: of obscure origin]

war•den

(ˈwɔr dn)

n.
1. a person charged with the care and custody of something; keeper.
2. the chief administrative officer in charge of a prison.
3. any of various public officials charged with superintendence or with enforcement of regulations, as a fire warden or game warden.
4. (in Connecticut) the chief executive officer of a borough.
5. (formerly) the principal official in a region, town, etc.
6. the president or governor of certain British schools and colleges.
7. a member of the governing body of a guild.
8. a churchwarden.
9. a gatekeeper.
[1175–1225; Middle English wardein < Old North French, =ward(er) to guard + -ein, variant of -enc < Germanic; see -ing3]
ward′en•ship`, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.warden - the chief official in charge of a prisonwarden - the chief official in charge of a prison
law officer, lawman, peace officer - an officer of the law

warden

noun
1. steward, guardian, administrator, superintendent, caretaker, curator, warder, custodian, watchman, janitor He was a warden at the local parish church.
2. jailer, prison officer, guard, screw (slang), keeper, captor, turnkey (archaic), gaoler The prisoners seized three wardens.
3. governor, head, leader, director, manager, chief, executive, boss (informal), commander, ruler, controller, overseer, baas (S. African) A new warden took over the prison.
4. ranger, keeper, guardian, protector, custodian, official a safari park warden

warden

noun
A guard or keeper of a prison:
British: warder.
Translations
حارِس، قَيِّمسَجّانمُرَاقِبمُراقِب
správce
fængselschefopsynsmandvagtvildtopsynsmand
valvoja
čuvar
közterületi felügyelõvezetõ
forstöîumaîurstöîumælavörîurveiîivörîur
看守管理者
관리인
draustinio prižiūrėtojaseismo prižiūrėtojaskalėjimo viršininkas
autoinspektorsceļu policistscietuma priekšniekskomendants
dozorca vo väzenípomocná dopravná strážprotiletecká hliadkarevírniksprávca väzenia
redarupravnik
uppsyningsman
av hayvanları bölgesi muhafızıbekçihapisane müdürümüdürtrafik memuru
người giám sát

warden

[ˈwɔːdn] N [of castle] → guardián/ana m/f, alcaide (o.f.) m; (in institution) → encargado/a m/f (Univ) → rector(a) m/f (Aut) (also traffic warden) → controlador(a) m/f de estacionamiento (also church warden) → coadjutor(a) m/f (US) [of prison] → celador(a) m/f

warden

[ˈwɔːrdən] n
(British) [institution] → directeur/trice m/f
[park, game reserve] → gardien(ne) m/f
(British) (also traffic warden) → contractuel(le) m/f

warden

n (of youth hostel)Herbergsvater m, → Herbergsmutter f; (= game warden)Jagdaufseher(in) m(f); (= traffic warden)˜ Verkehrspolizist m, → ˜ Politesse f; (= air-raid warden)Luftschutzwart m; (= fire warden)Feuerwart(in) m(f); (of castle, museum etc)Aufseher(in) m(f); (= head warden)Kustos m; (of port)(Hafen)aufseher(in) m(f); (of mint)Münzwardein m; (Univ) → Heimleiter(in) m(f); (of Oxbridge college)Rektor(in) m(f); (of prison) (Brit) → Wärter(in) m(f), → Aufseher(in) m(f); (US) → Gefängnisdirektor(in) m(f)

warden

[ˈwɔːdn] n (of institution) → direttore/trice; (of park, game reserve) → guardiano/a

warden

(ˈwoːdn) noun
1. the person in charge of an old people's home, a student residence etc. The warden has reported that two students are missing from the hostel.
2. (also traffic warden) a person who controls parking and the flow of traffic in an area. If the (traffic) warden finds your car parked there you will be fined.
3. (American) the person in charge of a prison.
4. (also game warden) a person who guards a game reserve.

warden

مُرَاقِب správce opsynsmand Aufseher διευθυντής φυλακών guardián valvoja gardien čuvar guardiano 管理者 관리인 opzichter bestyrer wartownik guarda смотритель uppsyningsman เจ้าหน้าที่ดูแลสถาบัน เช่น หอพักเด็กนักเรียน bekçi người giám sát 看守人
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Because the Lord Warden is busily employed at times in fobbing his perquisites; which are his chiefly by virtue of that same fobbing of them.
He caught Fangs strolling in the forest, and said he chased the deer contrary to his master's right, as warden of the walk.
I was received very kindly by the warden, and went for many days to the academy.
But I must back to my own bed, lest some sleepy warden stumble upon me, and I be forced to run him through.
There was, no doubt, a certain amount of absurdity in applying this title (which, as of course you see without my telling you, was nothing but 'your Royal Highness' condensed into one syllable) to a small creature whose father was merely the Warden of Outland: still, large excuse must be made for a man who had passed several years at the Court of Fairyland, and had there acquired the almost impossible art of pronouncing five syllables as one.
Deiphobus vaunted over him and cried with a loud voice saying, "Of a truth Asius has not fallen unavenged; he will be glad even while passing into the house of Hades, strong warden of the gate, that I have sent some one to escort him.
Up-stream, at the bend of the sluggish pool round the Peace Rock, and Warden of the Water Truce, stood Hathi, the wild elephant, with his sons, gaunt and gray in the moonlight, rocking to and fro--always rocking.
Ruth Warden got up from her desk and, having put on her hat, emerged into the outer office where M.
Christopher Marteau was a warden of the corporation of Luthiers.
Cornelius de Witt, Ruart de Pulten, that is to say, warden of the dikes, ex-burgomaster of Dort, his native town, and member of the Assembly of the States of Holland, was forty-nine years of age, when the Dutch people, tired of the Republic such as John de Witt, the Grand Pensionary of Holland, understood it, at once conceived a most violent affection for the Stadtholderate, which had been abolished for ever in Holland by the "Perpetual Edict" forced by John de Witt upon the United Provinces.
The guard treated him unfairly, lied about him to the warden, lost his credits, persecuted him.
Warden," he added to that official, as the Convict slunk away, "in appointing you to this position, I was given to understand that your friends could make the Shikane county delegation to the next State convention solid for - for the present Administration.