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Meaning of WARDEN

Pronunciation:  'wordn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the chief official in charge of a prison
 

WARDEN is a 6 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: warder
 
 See Also: law officer, lawman, peace officer, wardress

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ward"en\, n. [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.

 

 

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