Warden definitions

wôrd'n
A person who guards, or has charge of, something; keeper, custodian, or special supervisory official.

Fire warden, game warden.

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The chief administrative official of a prison.
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In England, a title for.
  • A governor.
  • An officer in charge of a certain department of government.
  • The superintendent of a port or market.
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In England,
  • A governing officer in certain guilds, hospitals, etc.; trustee.
  • The head of certain British colleges and of some schools.
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In Connecticut, the chief executive of a borough.
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A gatekeeper or watchman.
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An old variety of winter pear used chiefly for cooking.
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The chief administrative official of a prison.
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An official charged with the enforcement of certain laws and regulations.

An air raid warden.

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The chief executive of a borough in certain states.
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A churchwarden.
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(archaic or literary) A guard or watchman.
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An official charged with supervisory duties or with the enforcement of specific laws or regulations; such as a game warden or air raid warden.
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The warden of a college.

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(archaic, slang) A variety of pear, thought to be Black Worcester or Parkinson's Warden.
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The chief executive official in charge of a port or market.
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Any of various crown officers having administrative duties.
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One of the governing officials of certain colleges, schools, guilds, or hospitals; a trustee.
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Origin of warden

From Middle English wardein, from Anglo-Norman, Old Northern French wardein, from warder (“to guard"), variant of Old French guarder (“to guard") (whence modern French garder, also English guard), from Proto-Germanic *ward-; related to Old High German wartÄ“n (“to watch"). Compare guardian, French gardien, from Old French. Cf. also reward.