- a person who guards; watchman
- a person who guards an entrance
- Chiefly Brit. a prison guard or officer
Origin of warderMiddle English wardere from Anglo-French wardour, for Old French garder: see guard
a staff or rod formerly carried by a king, commander, etc. as a mark of authority, and used to signal his wishes
Origin of warderLate Middle English from wardrer, a club from uncertain or unknown; perhaps warden, ward
- A guard, porter, or watcher of a gate or tower.
- Chiefly British A prison guard.
Origin of warderMiddle English from Anglo-Norman wardere from Old North French warder to guard ; see warden .
A baton formerly used by a ruler or commander as a symbol of authority and to signal orders.
Origin of warderMiddle English possibly from warden to ward from Old English weardian ; see wer-3 in Indo-European roots.