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Webster 1913 Edition


Warden

Ward′en

,
Noun.
[OE.
wardein
, OF.
wardein
,
gardein
,
gardain
, F.
gardien
. See
Guardian
, and
Ward
guard.]
1.
A keeper; a guardian; a watchman.
He called to the
warden
on the . . . battlements.
Sir. W. Scott.
2.
An officer who keeps or guards; a keeper;
as, the
warden
of a prison
.
3.
A head official;
as, the
warden
of a college
; specifically
(Eccl.)
, a churchwarden.
4.
[Properly, a keeping pear.]
A large, hard pear, chiefly used for baking and roasting.
[Obs.]
I would have had him roasted like a
warden
.
Beau. & Fl.
Warden pie
,
a pie made of warden pears.
[Obs.]
Shak.

Webster 1828 Edition


Warden

WARDEN

,
Noun.
1.
A keeper; a guardian.
2.
An officer who keeps or guards; a keeper; as the warden of the fleet or fleet prison.
3.
A large pear.
Warden of the cinque ports, in England, an officer or magistrate who has the jurisdiction of a port or haven. There are five such ports.
Warden of a university, is the master or president.

Definition 2022


Warden

Warden

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English

Proper noun

Warden

  1. A surname.

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English

Noun

warden (plural wardens)

  1. (archaic or literary) A guard or watchman.
    • Sir Walter Scott
      He called to the warden on the [] battlements.
  2. A chief administrative officer of a prison
  3. An official charged with supervisory duties or with the enforcement of specific laws or regulations; such as a game warden or air raid warden
  4. A governing official in various institutions
    the warden of a college
  5. (archaic, slang) A variety of pear, thought to be Black Worcester or Parkinson's Warden.
    • Beaumont and Fletcher
      I would have had him roasted like a warden.
    • Shakespeare, The Winter's Tale
      I must have saffron the colour of warden pies.

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Verb

warden (third-person singular simple present wardens, present participle wardening, simple past and past participle wardened)

  1. To carry out the duties of a warden.

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