Bush warbler (Zoöl.) any American warbler of the genus Opornis, as the Connecticut warbler (O. agilis).
Creeping warbler (Zoöl.), any one of several species of very small American warblers belonging to
Parula, Mniotilta, and allied genera, as the blue yellow-backed warbler and the black- and-white creeper
Fly-catching warbler (Zoöl.), any one of several species of warblers belonging to Setophaga, Sylvania,
and allied genera having the bill hooked and notched at the tip, with strong rictal bristles at the base, as
the hooded warbler the black- capped warbler the Canadian warbler (S. Canadensis), and the American
redstart Ground warbler (Zoöl.), any American warbler of the genus Geothlypis, as the mourning
ground warbler and the Maryland yellowthroat (see Yellowthroat). Wood warbler (Zoöl.), any one
of numerous American warblers of the genus Dendroica. Among the most common wood warblers in
the Eastern States are the yellowbird, or yellow warbler the black- throated green warbler the yellow-
rumped warbler the blackpoll the bay-breasted warbler the chestnut-sided warbler (D. Pennsylvanica),
the Cape May warbler the prairie warbler and the pine warbler See also Magnolia warbler, under Magnolia,
and Blackburnian warbler.
(War"bling*ly), adv. In a warbling manner.
(War"burg's tinc"ture) (Pharm.) A preparation containing quinine and many other
ingredients, often used in the treatment of malarial affections. It was invented by Dr. Warburg of London.
(-ward -wards) (werdz). [AS. -weard, -weardes; akin to OS. & OFries. -ward. OHG. -wert, G. -wärts,
Icel. -verðr, Goth. - vaírþs, L. vertere to turn, versus toward, and E. worth to become. &radic143. See
Worth. v. i., and cf. Verse. Adverbs ending in -wards (AS. -weardes) and some other adverbs, such
as besides, betimes, since etc., were originally genitive forms used adverbially.] Suffixes denoting
course or direction to; motion or tendency toward; as in backward, or backwards; toward, or towards,
(Ward) n. [AS. weard, fem., guard, weard, masc., keeper, guard; akin to OS. ward a watcher,
warden, G. wart, OHG. wart, Icel. vörðr a warden, a watch, Goth. -wards in daúrawards a doorkeeper,
and E. wary; cf. OF. warde guard, from the German. See Ware, a., Wary, and cf. Guard, Wraith.]
1. The act of guarding; watch; guard; guardianship; specifically, a guarding during the day. See the Note
under Watch, n., 1.
Still, when she slept, he kept both watch and ward.Spenser.
2. One who, or that which, guards; garrison; defender; protector; means of guarding; defense; protection.
For the best ward of mine honor.Shak.
The assieged castle's wardSpenser.
Their steadfast stands did mightily maintain.
For want of other ward,Dryden.
He lifted up his hand, his front to guard.
3. The state of being under guard or guardianship; confinement under guard; the condition of a child
under a guardian; custody.
And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard.Gen. xl. 3.
I must attend his majesty's command, to whom I am now in ward.Shak.
It is also inconvenient, in Ireland, that the wards and marriages of gentlemen's children should be in the
disposal of any of those lords.Spenser.
4. A guarding or defensive motion or position, as in fencing; guard. "Thou knowest my old ward; here I
lay, and thus I bore my point." Shak.