ward·​ed ˈwȯr-dəd How to pronounce warded (audio)
: provided with a ward
a warded lock

Examples of warded in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Keys for warded locks have slots to bypass the wards that allow the key to freely rotate inside the lock. Dan Dubno, Popular Mechanics, 22 Feb. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of warded was in the 14th century

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“Warded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/warded. Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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