noun war·den \ˈwr-dən\

: a person who is in charge of or takes care of something

: an official who is in charge of a prison

: any one of various officials at a British college

Full Definition of WARDEN

:  one having care or charge of something :  guardian, keeper
a :  regent 2
b :  the governor of a town, district, or fortress
c :  a member of the governing body of a guild
a :  an official charged with special supervisory duties or with the enforcement of specified laws or regulations <game warden> <air raid warden>
b :  an official in charge of the operation of a prison
c :  any of various British officials having designated administrative functions <warden of the mint>
a :  one of two ranking lay officers of an Episcopal parish
b :  any of various British college officials whose duties range from the administration of academic matters to the supervision of student discipline

Examples of WARDEN

  1. the warden of the cemetery
  2. <in his role as warden of the school, a principal must provide a safe environment for the students>

Origin of WARDEN

Middle English wardein, from Anglo-French wardein, gardein, from warder to guard
First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with WARDEN

WARDEN Defined for Kids


noun war·den \ˈwr-dən\

Definition of WARDEN for Kids

:  a person who sees that certain laws are followed <game warden>
:  the chief official of a prison


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