Artemus ward

Charles Farrer
[far-er] /ˈfær ər/ (Show IPA), (“Artemus Ward”) 1834–67, U.S. humorist.
Sir Thomas, 1605–82, English physician and author.
(Aaron) Montgomery, 1843–1913, U.S. merchant and mail-order retailer.
[ahr-tuh-muh s] /ˈɑr tə məs/ (Show IPA), 1727–1800, American general in the American Revolution.
[ahr-tuh-muh s] /ˈɑr tə məs/ (Show IPA), (Charles Farrar Browne) 1834–67, U.S. humorist.
Barbara (Baroness Jackson of Lodsworth) 1914–81, English economist and author.
Mrs. Humphry (Mary Augusta Arnold) 1851–1920, English novelist, born in Tasmania.
Sir Joseph George, 1856–1930, New Zealand statesman, born in Australia: prime minister 1906–12, 1928–30.
Lester Frank, 1841–1913, U.S. sociologist.
Nathaniel (“Theodore de la Guard”) 1578?–1652, English clergyman, lawyer, and author in America.
a male given name.
Historical Examples

I never saw but one other man whose quiet, droll look excited in me the same disposition to laugh, and that was artemus ward.
A Cousin’s Conspiracy Horatio Alger

You admire artemus ward: he had a giant mind, you recollect, but not always about him.
A Pessimist Robert Timsol

The soubriquet “artemus ward,” was not taken from the Revolutionary general.
Marse Henry (Vol. 1) Henry Watterson

This is ‘a fac,’ as artemus ward would say, and ‘facs’ are stubborn things.
East Anglia J. Ewing Ritchie

I never saw anybody so “sot,” as artemus ward would say; she’s positive to the verge of obstinacy.
The Guinea Stamp Annie S. Swan

So, too, I found the express system on the whole what our friend artemus ward calls “a sweet boon.”
The Land of Contrasts James Fullarton Muirhead

artemus ward wrote little, but he made good and left his mark.
Marse Henry (Vol. 1) Henry Watterson

He is well remembered by students of American humor as a contemporary and rival of artemus ward.
As I Remember Marian Gouverneur

His tricks have been at tempted in many theaters, but artemus ward was inimitable.
Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete Albert Bigelow Paine

artemus ward writes that he is tired of answering the questions as to how many wives Brigham Young has.
The American Joe Miller Various

(in many countries) a district into which a city, town, parish, or other area is divided for administration, election of representatives, etc
a room in a hospital, esp one for patients requiring similar kinds of care: a maternity ward
one of the divisions of a prison
an open space enclosed within the walls of a castle

Also called ward of court. a person, esp a minor or one legally incapable of managing his own affairs, placed under the control or protection of a guardian or of a court
guardianship, as of a minor or legally incompetent person

the state of being under guard or in custody
a person who is under the protection or in the custody of another
a means of protection

an internal ridge or bar in a lock that prevents an incorrectly cut key from turning
a corresponding groove cut in a key

a less common word for warden1
(transitive) (archaic) to guard or protect
Dame Barbara (Mary), Baroness Jackson. 1914–81, British economist, environmentalist, and writer. Her books include Spaceship Earth (1966)
Mrs Humphry, married name of Mary Augusta Arnold. 1851–1920, English novelist. Her novels include Robert Elsmere (1888) and The Case of Richard Meynell (1911)
Sir Joseph George. 1856–1930, New Zealand statesman; prime minister of New Zealand (1906–12; 1928–30)
Coral (Edith). 1913–91, Australian actress: married to Vincent Price
Hablot Knight. See Phiz
Sir Thomas. 1605–82, English physician and author, noted for his magniloquent prose style. His works include Religio Medici (1642) and Hydriotaphia or Urn Burial (1658)

Old English weard “a guarding, a watchman, a sentry,” from West Germanic *wardo (cf. Old Saxon ward, Old Norse vörðr, Old High German wart). Used for administrative districts (at first in the sense of guardianship) from late 14c.; of hospital divisions from 1749. Meaning “minor under control of a guardian” is from early 15c. Ward-heeler is 1890, from heeler “loafer, one on the lookout for shady work” (1870s).

Old English weardian “to keep guard,” from Proto-Germanic *wardojan- (cf. Old Saxon wardon, Old Norse varða “to guard,” Old Frisian wardia, Middle Dutch waerden “to take care of,” Old High German warten “to guard, look out for, expect,” German warten “to wait, wait on, nurse, tend”), from *wardo- (see ward (n.)). French garder, Italian guardare, Spanish guardar are Germanic loan-words. Meaning “to parry, to fend off” (now usually with off) is recorded from 1570s. Related: Warded; warding.

ward (wôrd)

A room in a hospital usually holding six or more patients.

A division in a hospital for the care of a particular group of patients.

a prison (Gen. 40:3, 4); a watch-station (Isa. 21:8); a guard (Neh. 13:30).


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