Warder definition

wôrdər
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The definition of a warder is a guard in a prison.

An example of a warder is a prison guard.

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A guard, porter, or watcher of a gate or tower.
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(chiefly british) A prison guard.
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A baton formerly used by a ruler or commander as a symbol of authority and to signal orders.
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A person who guards; watchman.
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A person who guards an entrance.
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(chiefly brit.) A prison guard or officer.
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A staff or rod formerly carried by a king, commander, etc. as a mark of authority, and used to signal his wishes.
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A guard, especially in a prison.
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(archaic) A truncheon or staff carried by a king or commander, used to signal commands.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
warder
Plural:
warders

Origin of warder

  • Middle English possibly from warden to ward from Old English weardian wer-3 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Anglo-Norman wardere from Old North French warder to guard warden

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition