ward
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ward(
wawrd
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (medicine)
a. la sala
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The doctors took the woman to the maternity ward to deliver her baby.Los doctores llevaron a la mujer a la sala de maternidad para asistirla durante el parto de su bebé.
2. (politics)
a. el distrito electoral
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My brother and I live in different wards, so we vote in different elections.Mi hermano y yo vivimos en distritos electorales diferentes, por lo que votamos en elecciones diferentes.
3. (part of a key)
a. la guarda
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I think you have the wrong key. The wards on it are getting stuck in the lock.Creo que te has equivocado de llave, las guardas se atrancan en la cerradura.
4. (legal)
a. el pupilo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la pupila
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
When both of his parents died in an accident, he became a ward of the court.Cuando sus padres murieron en un accidente, pasó a ser pupilo bajo tutela judicial.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to fight against; used with "against")
a. combatir
Groups of volunteers formed in the refugee camps to ward against crime and violence.En los campos de refugiados se formaron grupos de voluntarios para combatir el crimen y la violencia.
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ward
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (in hospital)
a. la sala
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (electoral division)
a. el distrito electoral
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
3. (law)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
ward of courtpupilo(a) bajo tutela
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ward [wɔːd]
noun
1 (Jur) (person) pupiloapupila (m) (f);a pupila
he is her ward (él) está bajo su tutela; to make sb a ward of court poner a algn bajo la protección or el amparo del tribunal
2 (Pol) distrito (m) electoral
3 (in hospital) sala (f); pabellón (m)
4 [of key] guarda (f)
modifier
ward heeler (n) (US) (Pol) muñidor (m)
ward round (n) (Med) visita (f) de salas
ward sister (n) (Med) enfermera (f) jefe de sala
For information, go to the senior nurse on duty — usually the ward sister
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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