n. A territorial division in the Mormon Church for purposes of ecclesiastical government. It is the administrative unit, with an executive head called a bishop.n. A name, proposed by the Scottish engineer James Thorn son, for a directed quantity as expressed graphically by the length and direction of a line.n. A keeper; watchman; warden.To take care of; keep in safety; watch; guard; defend; protect.To put under guard; imprison.To fend off; repel; turn aside: commonly followed by off.To keep guard; watch.To act on the defensive with a weapon; guard one's self.To take care: followed by a clause beginning with that.n. The act of keeping guard; a position or state of watchfulness against surprise, danger, or harm; guard; watch: as, to keep watch and ward. See watch.n. A body of persons whose duty it is to guard, protect, or defend; the watch; a defensive force; garrison.n. Means of guarding; defense; protection; preservation.n. The outworks of a castle.n. A guarded or defensive motion or position in fencing, or the like; a turning aside or intercepting of a blow, thrust, etc.n. The state of being under a guard; confinement under a guard, warder, or keeper; custody; confinement; jail.n. Guardianship; control or care of a minor.n. The state of being under the care, control, or protection of a guardian; the condition of being under guardianship.n. One who or that which is guarded; specifically, a minor or person under guardianship.n. In United States law, a minor for whom a guardian is appointed.n. A division.n. A division of an army; a brigade, battalion, or regiment.n. A certain division, section, or quarter of a town or city, such as is under the charge of an alderman, or as is constituted for the convenient transaction of local public business throngh committees appointed by the inhabitants, or merely for the purposes of elections.n. A territorial division of some counties in Great Britain, as Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire in Scotland, and Northumberland and Cumberland in the north of England.n. The division of a forest.n. One of the apartments into which a hospital is divided: as, a fever ward; a convalescent ward.n. A curved ridge of metal inside a lock, forming an obstacle to the passage of a key which has not a corresponding notch; also, the notch or slot in the web or bit of a key into which such a ridge fits when the key is applied.The suffix -ward separated as a distinct word.A suffix of Anglo-Saxon origin, indicating direction or tendency to or from a point.