a child or young person cared for by a guardian (=a person appointed by a parent or court to take care of a child)
He first met his new ward following the death of her mother.
a large room in a hospital where patients stay
Claire was 15 months old when she was admitted to the children's ward suffering from asthma.
an administrative division of a town or city
A notice of election has been issued for the Soham South ward of East Cambridgeshire District Council.