warder

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n warder a person who works in a prison and is in charge of prisoners
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Warder A truncheon or staff carried by a king or a commander in chief, and used in signaling his will. "When, lo! the king suddenly changed his mind,
      Casts down his warder to arrest them there."
      "Wafting his warder thrice about his head,
      He cast it up with his auspicious hand,
      Which was the signal, through the English spread,
      This they should charge."
    • Warder One who wards or keeps; a keeper; a guard. "The warders of the gate."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n warder One who keeps watch and ward; a keeper; a guard.
    • n warder A truncheon or staff of authority carried by a king, commander-in-chief, or other important dignitary. Signals seem to have been given by means of it, as by casting it down (a signal to stop proceedings) or throwing it up (a signal to charge).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Warder one who wards or keeps: a staff of authority
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. weardian; Ger. warten, to watch in order to protect.

Usage

In literature:

A warder, armed to the teeth, opened it.
"The Golden Grasshopper" by W.H.G. Kingston
J. Stephens, Prof. Robert B. Warder, A.M., B.S.
"American Missionary - Volume 50, No. 2, February, 1896" by Various
To make a prisoner his own warder is surely no light stroke of genius.
"The Daughters of Danaus" by Mona Caird
Just as he crossed the threshold, the giant warder reached out a gaunt hand and pulled him back.
"Plotting in Pirate Seas" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
To oars, to oars, and trim the bark, Nor Scotland's queen be a warder's mark!
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
Show him out, warder.
"My Friend The Murderer" by A. Conan Doyle
Winifred's entry was as that of a warder.
"The Folly Of Eustace" by Robert S. Hichens
This horrid man would carry the basket, and how could I explain to the warder?
"Out in the Forty-Five" by Emily Sarah Holt
If the warder thinks them not suspicious persons, they can come into the hall.
"Earl Hubert's Daughter" by Emily Sarah Holt
She loved to go outside the great gate and stay beside Heimdall, the Warder of the Rainbow Bridge.
"The Children of Odin" by Padraic Colum
Their pay, besides uniforms, which are of blue cloth, is $350 a year for warders and $300 for assistant warders.
"Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison" by Austin Biron Bidwell
But does one attempt such an enterprise in open day and under the eyes of sentries and warders?
"The Idler Magazine, Volume III., July 1893" by Various
He heard his mother's voice as she spoke to a warder; and a little later they were together.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
I think I shall be the worst warder they have had for three hundred years.
"Hero-Myths & Legends of the British Race" by Maud Isabel Ebbutt
Then four of the most active of the warders began to descend, lanterns in hand, each looking like a spark on the face of the black rock.
"Witness to the Deed" by George Manville Fenn
Warder, Prof. R. B., A.M., B.S., Washington.
"The American Missionary - Volume 52, No. 1, March, 1898" by Various
A cordon of cottages at a little distance were the homes of the assistant warders.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
The warder's challenge, heard without, Stayed in mid-roar the merry shout.
"Lady of the Lake" by Sir Walter Scott
At midnight the chief warder made his rounds and saw nothing abnormal.
"Messengers of Evil" by Pierre Souvestre
Mrs. Bray stood in the door, a grim but not a hostile warder: Amabel felt anyone who was not hostile to be almost kind.
"Amabel Channice" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
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In poetry:

And parted by the warders
That hold the gates of sleep,
I shall be dead and happy
And you will live and weep.
"To My Sister" by Ewart Alan Mackintosh
But now a dreadful cry and roar,
The slumbering echoes wak'd once more,
As many a Warder prostrate lay,
Or crept on hands and knees away.
"The Watch And Ward." by Samuel Bamford
"To Gath let not the tidings go,
"In Askalon let no one know;"
Lest they should wake the merry string
Of Watch and Warder's shame to sing.
"The Watch And Ward." by Samuel Bamford
"There is a steep and lofty wall,
Where my warders trembling stand,
He who at speed shall ride round its height,
For him shall be my hand."
"The Troubadour. Canto 4" by Letitia Elizabeth Landon
The waning moon hung o'er the hill,
And faintly gleam'd on Irk's sweet rill,
When Watch and Warders in array,
Up King-street took their dangerous way.
"The Watch And Ward." by Samuel Bamford
Afar in the sunny distance,
O'er the river's further brim,
Like a stern old Norman warder,
Stood the castle tall and grim,
And, nearer a grassy ruin,
Where an old name grew dim
"My Own Green Land" by Nora Pembroke

In news:

Corinne Elizabeth (Straka) "Connie" Warder, 91, died Sunday, Oct 7, 2012, in the company of her daughter, Bernadette.
Margaret Ann Warder, a communications and public relations professional for more than three decades in New York City, passed peacefully on Oct 6, 2012 after battling ALS for more than two years.
Marge was born June 18, 1940 in Buffalo, N.Y. To Thomas and Norma Warder.
The Warder family moved to Newport News, Va.
A Yeoman Warder rubs his eyes as he talks to tourists at the Tower of London , central London.
A Yeoman Warder rubs his eyes as he talks to tourists at the Tower of London, central London.
Corinne Elizabeth (Straka) "Connie" Warder , 91, died Sunday, Oct 7, 2012, in the company of her daughter, Bernadette.
Ruth Warder is embracing the challenge of making JCPR her own agency, finds John Owens.
Warder 's vision for the agency (Credit: Alex Griffiths).
Margaret Ann Warder , a communications and public relations professional for more than three decades in New York City, passed peacefully on Oct 6, 2012 after battling ALS for more than two years.
Corinne Elizabeth (Straka) " Connie " Warder, 91, died Sunday, Oct 7, 2012, in the company of her daughter, Bernadette.
Ginger Warder Richmond.com Published: November 20, 2012.
Children searched for candy and prize-filled Easter eggs in the dark at the first annual Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt held April 7 at Warder Park Gazebo in Jeffersonville, Ind.
The event was held at Warder Park in Jeffersonville.
"The Most Important Person in Any Prisoner 's Life" This short chapter from Mandela's memoirs describes his relationships with warders and how his fellow prisoners devised strategies to evade their jailers and communicate with each other.
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