- 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
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.
Origin of warderMiddle English, possibly from warden, to ward, from Old English weardian; see wer-3 in Indo-European roots.