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Definition of "warden" []

  • The chief administrative official of a prison. (noun)
  • An official charged with the enforcement of certain laws and regulations: an air raid warden. (noun)
  • Chiefly British The chief executive official in charge of a port or market. (noun)
  • Chiefly British Any of various crown officers having administrative duties. (noun)
  • Chiefly British One of the governing officials of certain colleges, schools, guilds, or hospitals; a trustee. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "warden" in a sentence
  • "I have always loved David Wain, so hearing him as the warden is a real treat."
  • "If the warden is an understanding you could just as easily keep the deer as get it cofiscated."
  • "I know my local game warden is worked to death and many times does not have the resources to investigate all of the calls that he gets."