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ward

Ward
(a.) The act of guarding; watch; guard; guardianship; specifically, a guarding during the day. See the Note under Watch, n., 1.
(n.) One who, or that which, guards; garrison; defender; protector; means of guarding; defense; protection.
(n.) The state of being under guard or guardianship; confinement under guard; the condition of a child under a guardian; custody.
(n.) A guarding or defensive motion or position, as in fencing; guard.
(n.) One who, or that which, is guarded.
(n.) A minor or person under the care of a guardian; as, a ward in chancery.
(n.) A division of a county.
(n.) A division, district, or quarter of a town or city.
(n.) A division of a forest.
(n.) A division of a hospital; as, a fever ward.
(n.) A projecting ridge of metal in the interior of a lock, to prevent the use of any key which has not a corresponding notch for passing it.
(n.) A notch or slit in a key corresponding to a ridge in the lock which it fits; a ward notch.
(n.) To keep in safety; to watch; to guard; formerly, in a specific sense, to guard during the day time.
(n.) To defend; to protect.
(n.) To defend by walls, fortifications, etc.
(n.) To fend off; to repel; to turn aside, as anything mischievous that approaches; -- usually followed by off.
(v. i.) To be vigilant; to keep guard.
(v. i.) To act on the defensive with a weapon.

ware

Ware
(a.) Articles of merchandise; the sum of articles of a particular kind or class; style or class of manufactures; especially, in the plural, goods; commodities; merchandise.
(a.) A ware; taking notice; hence, wary; cautious; on one's guard. See Beware.
(imp.) Wore.
(n.) Seaweed.
(n.) The state of being ware or aware; heed.
(v. t.) To wear, or veer. See Wear.
(v. t.) To make ware; to warn; to take heed of; to beware of; to guard against.

wark

Wark
(n.) Work; a building.

warm

Warm
(a.) To communicate a moderate degree of heat to; to render warm; to supply or furnish heat to; as, a stove warms an apartment.
(a.) To make engaged or earnest; to interest; to engage; to excite ardor or zeal; to enliven.
(n.) The act of warming, or the state of being warmed; a warming; a heating.
(superl.) Having heat in a moderate degree; not cold as, warm milk.
(superl.) Having a sensation of heat, esp. of gentle heat; glowing.
(superl.) Subject to heat; having prevalence of heat, or little or no cold weather; as, the warm climate of Egypt.
(superl.) Fig.: Not cool, indifferent, lukewarm, or the like, in spirit or temper; zealous; ardent; fervent; excited; sprightly; irritable; excitable.
(superl.) Violent; vehement; furious; excited; passionate; as, a warm contest; a warm debate.
(superl.) Being well off as to property, or in good circumstances; forehanded; rich.
(superl.) In children's games, being near the object sought for; hence, being close to the discovery of some person, thing, or fact concealed.
(superl.) Having yellow or red for a basis, or in their composition; -- said of colors, and opposed to cold which is of blue and its compounds.
(v. i.) To become warm, or moderately heated; as, the earth soon warms in a clear day summer.
(v. i.) To become ardent or animated; as, the speake/ warms as he proceeds.

warn

Warn
(v. t.) To refuse.
(v. t.) To make ware or aware; to give previous information to; to give notice to; to notify; to admonish; hence, to notify or summon by authority; as, to warn a town meeting; to warn a tenant to quit a house.
(v. t.) To give notice to, of approaching or probable danger or evil; to caution against anything that may prove injurious.
(v. t.) To ward off.

warp

Warp
(v.) The threads which are extended lengthwise in the loom, and crossed by the woof.
(v.) A rope used in hauling or moving a vessel, usually with one end attached to an anchor, a post, or other fixed object; a towing line; a warping hawser.
(v.) A slimy substance deposited on land by tides, etc., by which a rich alluvial soil is formed.
(v.) A premature casting of young; -- said of cattle, sheep, etc.
(v.) Four; esp., four herrings; a cast. See Cast, n., 17.
(v.) The state of being warped or twisted; as, the warp of a board.
(v. i.) To turn, twist, or be twisted out of shape; esp., to be twisted or bent out of a flat plane; as, a board warps in seasoning or shrinking.
(v. i.) to turn or incline from a straight, true, or proper course; to deviate; to swerve.
(v. i.) To fly with a bending or waving motion; to turn and wave, like a flock of birds or insects.
(v. i.) To cast the young prematurely; to slink; -- said of cattle, sheep, etc.
(v. i.) To wind yarn off bobbins for forming the warp of a web; to wind a warp on a warp beam.
(v. t.) To throw; hence, to send forth, or throw out, as words; to utter.
(v. t.) To turn or twist out of shape; esp., to twist or bend out of a flat plane by contraction or otherwise.
(v. t.) To turn aside from the true direction; to cause to bend or incline; to pervert.
(v. t.) To weave; to fabricate.
(v. t.) To tow or move, as a vessel, with a line, or warp, attached to a buoy, anchor, or other fixed object.
(v. t.) To cast prematurely, as young; -- said of cattle, sheep, etc.
(v. t.) To let the tide or other water in upon (lowlying land), for the purpose of fertilization, by a deposit of warp, or slimy substance.
(v. t.) To run off the reel into hauls to be tarred, as yarns.
(v. t.) To arrange (yarns) on a warp beam.

wart

Wart
(n.) A small, usually hard, tumor on the skin formed by enlargement of its vascular papillae, and thickening of the epidermis which covers them.
(n.) An excrescence or protuberance more or less resembling a true wart; specifically (Bot.), a glandular excrescence or hardened protuberance on plants.

wary

Wary
(a.) Cautious of danger; carefully watching and guarding against deception, artifices, and dangers; timorously or suspiciously prudent; circumspect; scrupulous; careful.
(a.) Characterized by caution; guarded; careful.