See also: värd and vard.

Swedish edit

Etymology edit

From Old Norse varða, from Proto-Germanic *wardō, from Proto-Indo-European *wer- (to perceive, give heed, be careful). Cognate with Icelandic varða, English ward.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /voːɖ/
  • (file)

Noun edit

vård c

  1. care (that aims to improve or maintain the condition of someone or something)
    1. care, treatment (of people who are sick or wounded or weak, or of body parts)
      medicinsk vård
      medical care
      psykiatrisk vård
      psychiatric care
      dental care / dentistry
      vård för något
      receive treatment for something
      vård av barn
      caring for (sick) children (without necessarily any "treatment" as such – usually when home sick from school or the like)
      Synonym: (treatment) behandling
    2. an organization or the like around such care, healthcare
      brister inom vården
      healthcare shortcomings
    3. care (more generally)
      vård av gamla hus
      caring for old houses
      environmental care / environmental protection
      beard care
      correctional services (idiomatic)
      lämna någon/något i någons vård
      leave someone/something in someone's care
  2. a memorial (usually in the form of an inscribed raised stone)

Declension edit

Declension of vård 
Indefinite Definite
Nominative vård vården
Genitive vårds vårdens

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