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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Warden \Ward"en\, n. [OE. wardein, OF. wardein, gardein, gardain, F. gardien. See Guardian, and Ward guard.] [1913 Webster] 1. A keeper; a guardian; a watchman. [1913 Webster] He called to the warden on the . . . battlements. --Sir. W. Scott. [1913 Webster] 2. An officer who keeps or guards; a keeper; as, the warden of a prison. [1913 Webster] 3. A head official; as, the warden of a college; specifically (Eccl.), a churchwarden. [1913 Webster] 4. [Properly, a keeping pear.] A large, hard pear, chiefly used for baking and roasting. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] I would have had him roasted like a warden. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] Warden pie, a pie made of warden pears. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster] Wardenry