1. A keeper; a guardian; a watchman.
He called to the warden on the . . . battlements. --Sir. W. Scott.
2. An officer who keeps or guards; a keeper; as, the warden of a prison.
3. A head official; as, the warden of a college; specifically Eccl., a churchwarden.
4. A large, hard pear, chiefly used for baking and roasting. [Obs.]
I would have had him roasted like a warden. --Beau. & Fl.
Warden pie, a pie made of warden pears. [Obs.]
n : the chief official in charge of a prison [syn: warder]