See also: Warden

English edit

 
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Etymology 1 edit

From Middle English wardein, from Anglo-Norman 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 wartēn (to watch). Compare guardian, French gardien, from Old French guardian, guardein. Compare also ward and reward. Doublet of guardian.

Noun edit

warden (plural wardens)

  1. (archaic or literary) A guard or watchman.
  2. A chief administrative officer of a prison.
    • 1934, Nathanael West, “Chapter 7”, in A Cool Million[1]:
      The warden of the state prison, Ezekiel Purdy, was a kind man if stern. He invariably made all newcomers a little speech of welcome []
  3. An official charged with supervisory duties or with the enforcement of specific laws or regulations; such as a game warden or air-raid warden.
  4. A governing official in various institutions
    the warden of a college
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Descendants edit
  • Welsh: warden, gwarden
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Verb edit

warden (third-person singular simple present wardens, present participle wardening, simple past and past participle wardened)

  1. To carry out the duties of a warden.

Etymology 2 edit

From Middle English wardon, origin uncertain; perhaps from Anglo-Norman or Anglo-Latin wardo, -ōnis.[1]

Noun edit

warden (plural wardens)

  1. A variety of pear.

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References edit

  1. ^ wardǒun, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from English warden.

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Noun edit

warden m (plural wardeniaid or wardeiniaid)

  1. warden

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Mutation edit

H-prothesis does not affect this word as the ⟨w⟩ here represents the semivowel /w/ rather than a vowel sound.