• WordNet 3.6
    • n warden the chief official in charge of a prison
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Warden A head official; as, the warden of a college; specifically Eccl, a churchwarden.
    • Warden A keeper; a guardian; a watchman. "He called to the warden on the . . . battlements."
    • Warden A large, hard pear, chiefly used for baking and roasting. "I would have had him roasted like a warden ."
    • Warden An officer who keeps or guards; a keeper; as, the warden of a prison.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n warden In Australia, a government officer, with magisterial and executive powers, in charge of a gold-field.
    • n warden In freemasonry, one of the officers of a lodge.
    • n warden A guard or watchman; a guardian.
    • n warden A chief or principal keeper; an officer who keeps or guards: as, the warden of the Fleet (or Fleet prison).
    • n warden The title given to the head of some colleges and schools, and to the superior of some conventual churches.
    • n warden In Connecticut boroughs, the chief executive officer of the municipal government; in a few Rhode Island towns, a judicial officer. In colonial times the name was sometimes used in place of fire-warden or fire-ward.
    • n warden A kind of pear, used chiefly for roasting or baking.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Warden one who wards or guards: a keeper, especially a public officer appointed for the naval or military protection of some particular district of country: the head of a school, college, &c
    • n Warden wawr′dn a kind of pear
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. wardein, OF. wardein, gardein, gardain, F. gardien,. See Guardian, and Ward guard
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. 'a pear which may be kept long,' from the preceding word.


In literature:

Percy is said to have been appointed Governor of Berwick and Warden of the Marches in 1385.
"Ballads of Scottish Tradition and Romance" by Various
And just after you left the game warden came along, looking for you.
"Pluck on the Long Trail" by Edwin L. Sabin
Perhaps the warden of the prison can tell you.
"Rabbi and Priest" by Milton Goldsmith
Ernst accordingly at once placed a couple of marks in the warden's hands.
"The Golden Grasshopper" by W.H.G. Kingston
In about half an hour Mr Warden came down-stairs, and with a very smiling face.
"Percival Keene" by Frederick Marryat
The warden bowed stiffly and directed a guard to produce the convict.
"The Ape, the Idiot & Other People" by W. C. Morrow
What have I been doing lately that would outrage the warden sufficiently to call me up at ten o'clock?
"When Patty Went to College" by Jean Webster
In fact, there's no getting out of it, as long as you are senior warden.
"The Brentons" by Anna Chapin Ray
Iohn Dillidaffe, Warden of the Gray Friers.
"The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)" by John Knox
It was not until the engagement between Vesta and Van Warden took place, that Saxon indicated the latter as his successor.
"The Scarlet Plague" by Jack London
Wonder if the game warden air out to-night?
"Tess of the Storm Country" by Grace Miller White
How's he takin' it, warden?
"From Place to Place" by Irvin S. Cobb
The clan warden doesn't have to be identified ahead of time.
"The Best Made Plans" by Everett B. Cole
The captain turned to a trusty and told him to call the warden.
"The Inmate Of The Dungeon" by W. C. Morrow
Then, to top that, there had been the sudden appearance of the Warden.
"Cat and Mouse" by Ralph Williams
I heard that fat general say something about wanting the warden outa here in a hour.
"Criminal Negligence" by Jesse Francis McComas
For a moment it looked as if the warden's well-meant artifice would serve them.
"The Escape of Mr. Trimm" by Irvin S. Cobb
The Wardens and other officers will take their respective stations.
"Masonic Monitor of the Degrees of Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft and Master Mason" by George Thornburgh
Oh, I went to the warden about it myself.
"Kildares of Storm" by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
Warden of Duncannon Prison speaking.
"Take the Reason Prisoner" by John Joseph McGuire

In poetry:

He seized his clarion straight,
And blew thereat, until
A warden oped the gate.
"Oh, what might be your will?"
"The Troubadour" by William Schwenck Gilbert
"Warden, wind the clock again!
Mighty years are going on
Through the shadows, joy and pain,
And the happy hearted dawn."
"The Mystic Clock: A New Year's Poem" by Alice Coale Simpers
"For little reck I for Johnstone's feud,
The Warden though he be."
So Lord William is away to dark Lochwood,
With riders barely three.
"The Reiver's Wedding" by Sir Walter Scott
Rose, canna and lilac, each warden
She left of her memory here,
They know when she walks in her garden.
What ails thee to doubt she is here?
"The Afterglow" by Manmohan Ghose
"A horseman rides the roaring flood
Loud cried our warden frae the tower,
He's miss'd the ford at Dornock wood,
Nor horse, nor man, will reach the shore!"
"The Pastoral, Or Lyric Muse Of Scotland. Canto Third. Dornock Ha'. A Ballad" by Hector MacNeill
Then place them in those everlasting gardens
Where angels walk, and seraphs are the wardens;
Where every flower that creeps through death's dark portal
Becomes immortal.
"Hymn: From the recesses of a lowly spirit" by John Bowring

In news:

Ashland County Dog Shelter warden, volunteers have been able to almost eliminate euthanasia.
Trumbull County Dog Warden Gwen Logan said her "no-tolerance" policy is just one of many changes she has implemented in the last two years of her appointment.
It's been more than a year since Lucas County Dog Warden Julie Lyle took office.
Warden Mary Sabol said the prison will spend $8,000 to make changes to its radio system, as a result of the incident.
Telecharge or theanarchistbroadway.com: David Mamet directs Patti LuPone and Debra Winger in his new play about an inmate trying to convince her warden she's ready to be paroled.
Elvin Valenzuela, 51, of Visalia, has been appointed warden at the California Men's Colony, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the office of Governor Jerry Brown announced on Wednesday.
The Lucas County Dog Warden is expanding its offering of educational programs, most of which focus on dog safety and are geared toward children.
John Brown, the dog warden's behavior technician, will teach the majority of the classes.
"Tim has written several acclaimed books on spiritual life," writes senior warden Mark Jones of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Columbia, S.C.
A state warden said a hunter near Superior was apparently shooting at a deer when he missed the animal, and killed his hunting companion who was nearby.
Toledo woman contests warden's classification of Duke being 'dangerous dog.
Carrisa Curry, shown with her son Kaleb Smart, 2, is appealing the Lucas County dog warden's designation of her dog Duke as dangerous.
US warden suspended amid alleged hot sauce abuse.
Doug Weber, Director of Prison Operations and Warden of the South Dakota State Penitentiary, set the date and time.
Chris Hondros, Getty ImagesSecurity experts Peter Warden and Alasdair Allen have made a startling discovery about Apple's iPhone and 3G iPad: The devices secretly track and record your location.

In science:

The size of the jitter buffer at the receiver is, in principle, unknown to the active warden.
Lost Audio Packets Steganography: The First Practical Evaluation
If an active warden drops all delayed packets, then it will potentially drop packets that still can be useful for voice reconstruction. In effect, the quality of conversation may deteriorate considerably. Moreover, not only steganographic calls are affected; non-steganographic calls are also “punished”.
Lost Audio Packets Steganography: The First Practical Evaluation
Fisk G., Fisk M., Papadopoulos C., Neil J., Eliminating steganography in Internet traffic with active wardens, 5th International Workshop on Information Hiding, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2578, pp.18–35, 2002. 19. Bender, W., Gruhl, D., Morimoto, N., Lu, A.: Techniques for Data Hiding. IBM.
Lost Audio Packets Steganography: The First Practical Evaluation
An active warden [ 22] which analyses all RTP streams in the network (SSRC identifier and fields: Sequence Number and Timestamp from RTP header) can identify packets that are already too late to be used for voice reconstruction.
LACK - a VoIP Steganographic Method
The active warden may erase their payloads fields or simply drop them. A potential problem which arises in this case is to avoid eliminating delayed packets that still may be used for conversation reconstruction.
LACK - a VoIP Steganographic Method
The size of the jitter buffer at the receiver is, in principle, unknown to the active warden.
LACK - a VoIP Steganographic Method
If an active warden drops all delayed packets, then it will potentially drop packets that still can be useful for voice reconstruction.
LACK - a VoIP Steganographic Method
Sluss-Tiller, M., Kiley, K., Lux, W ., Warden, D., 2007.
Working toward exposure thresholds for blast-induced traumatic brain injury: thoracic and acceleration mechanisms