Part of speech:

Denoting motion to or from a point; as, upward, outward.

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Usage examples "wards":

  1. The lawyer, then, who appreciated the young and pretty as much as other honest men, began the interview with Mr. Twist by warmly congratulating him, when he heard what he had come for, on his taste in wards. - "Christopher and Columbus", Countess Elizabeth Von Arnim.
  2. Out of the wards, into his own particular room and office, comfortable enough, Dr. Sandford brought me then. - "Daisy in the Field", Elizabeth Wetherell.
  3. Upon the landing by the door the footsteps ceased; and a key grated in the wards of the lock. - "The Brass Bowl", Louis Joseph Vance.