Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Thesaurus

ward

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of ward

  1. 1 means or method of defending <frequent hand washing is an oft-recommended ward against the spread of common germs> Synonyms aegis (also egis), ammunition, armor, buckler, cover, guard, protection, safeguard, screen, security, shield, wall, defenseRelated Words arm, armament, munitions, weapon, weaponry; fastness, fort, fortress, palisade, strongholdNear Antonyms aggression, assault, attack, offense (or offence), offensive

  2. 2 responsibility for the safety and well-being of someone or something <gained the ward of his cousin upon the death of her parents> Synonyms care, custodianship, guardianship, keeping, safekeeping, trust, custodyRelated Words control, governorship, hand(s), management, superintendence, supervision




ward

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of ward

  1. to drive danger or attack away from <vowed that he would take whatever measures were necessary to ward the nation's people> Synonyms bulwark, cover, fence, fend, forfend, guard, keep, protect, safeguard, screen, secure, shield, defendRelated Words avert, prevent; oppose, resist, withstand; battle, contend, fight, war; conserve, preserve, save; buffer, palisade, picket, wallNear Antonyms bombard, storm; beset, besiege, overrun; capitulate, cave, submit, yieldAntonyms assail, assault, attack




Learn More about ward


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up ward? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 14, 2016

to hug and kiss another person

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

16.96 pounds 100 pounds 196.5 pounds 2.2 pounds
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ