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Webster 1913 Edition


Warder

Ward′er

,
Noun.
1.
One who wards or keeps; a keeper; a guard.
“The warders of the gate.”
Dryden.
2.
A truncheon or staff carried by a king or a commander in chief, and used in signaling his will.
When, lo! the king suddenly changed his mind,
Casts down his
warder
to arrest them there.
Daniel.
Wafting his
warder
thrice about his head,
He cast it up with his auspicious hand,
Which was the signal, through the English spread,
This they should charge.
Drayton.

Webster 1828 Edition


Warder

WARDER

,
Noun.
1.
A keeper; a guard.
The warders of the gate.
2.
A trunchion by which an officer of arms forbad fight.
Warders of the tower, officers who attend state prisoners.

Definition 2023


warder

warder

See also: wårder

English

Noun

warder (plural warders)

  1. A guard, especially in a prison.
  2. (archaic) A truncheon or staff carried by a king or commander, used to signal commands.
    • 1595, Samuel Daniel, Civil Wars
      When, lo! the king suddenly changed his mind, / Casts down his warder to arrest them there.
    • William Shakespeare, King Richard II, Act 1, Scene 3
      Stay, the king hath thrown his warder down.

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Old French

Verb

warder

  1. (Old Northern French, Anglo-Norman) Alternative form of guarder

Conjugation

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. The forms that would normally end in *-d, *-ds, *-dt are modified to t, z, t. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.