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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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