4 letter word starting with war

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
ward adjective The act of guarding; watch; guard; guardianship; specifically, a guarding during the day. See the Note under Watch, n., 1., One who, or that which, guards; garrison; defender; protector; means of guarding; defense; protection., The state of being under guard or guardianship; confinement under guard; the condition of a child under a guardian; custody., A guarding or defensive motion or position, as in fencing; guard., One who, or that which, is guarded., A minor or person under the care of a guardian; as, a ward in chancery., A division of a county., A division, district, or quarter of a town or city., A division of a forest., A division of a hospital; as, a fever ward., A projecting ridge of metal in the interior of a lock, to prevent the use of any key which has not a corresponding notch for passing it., A notch or slit in a key corresponding to a ridge in the lock which it fits; a ward notch., To keep in safety; to watch; to guard; formerly, in a specific sense, to guard during the day time., To defend; to protect., To defend by walls, fortifications, etc., To fend off; to repel; to turn aside, as anything mischievous that approaches; — usually followed by off., To be vigilant; to keep guard., To act on the defensive with a weapon.
ware imp. Wore., To wear, or veer. See Wear., Seaweed., Articles of merchandise; the sum of articles of a particular kind or class; style or class of manufactures; especially, in the plural, goods; commodities; merchandise., A ware; taking notice; hence, wary; cautious; on one’s guard. See Beware., The state of being ware or aware; heed., To make ware; to warn; to take heed of; to beware of; to guard against.
wark noun Work; a building.
warm superl. Having heat in a moderate degree; not cold as, warm milk., Having a sensation of heat, esp. of gentle heat; glowing., Subject to heat; having prevalence of heat, or little or no cold weather; as, the warm climate of Egypt., Fig.: Not cool, indifferent, lukewarm, or the like, in spirit or temper; zealous; ardent; fervent; excited; sprightly; irritable; excitable., Violent; vehement; furious; excited; passionate; as, a warm contest; a warm debate., Being well off as to property, or in good circumstances; forehanded; rich., In children’s games, being near the object sought for; hence, being close to the discovery of some person, thing, or fact concealed., Having yellow or red for a basis, or in their composition; — said of colors, and opposed to cold which is of blue and its compounds., To communicate a moderate degree of heat to; to render warm; to supply or furnish heat to; as, a stove warms an apartment., To make engaged or earnest; to interest; to engage; to excite ardor or zeal; to enliven., To become warm, or moderately heated; as, the earth soon warms in a clear day summer., To become ardent or animated; as, the speake/ warms as he proceeds., The act of warming, or the state of being warmed; a warming; a heating.
warn verb t. To refuse., To make ware or aware; to give previous information to; to give notice to; to notify; to admonish; hence, to notify or summon by authority; as, to warn a town meeting; to warn a tenant to quit a house., To give notice to, of approaching or probable danger or evil; to caution against anything that may prove injurious., To ward off.
warp verb t. To throw; hence, to send forth, or throw out, as words; to utter., To turn or twist out of shape; esp., to twist or bend out of a flat plane by contraction or otherwise., To turn aside from the true direction; to cause to bend or incline; to pervert., To weave; to fabricate., To tow or move, as a vessel, with a line, or warp, attached to a buoy, anchor, or other fixed object., To cast prematurely, as young; — said of cattle, sheep, etc., To let the tide or other water in upon (lowlying land), for the purpose of fertilization, by a deposit of warp, or slimy substance., To run off the reel into hauls to be tarred, as yarns., To arrange (yarns) on a warp beam., To turn, twist, or be twisted out of shape; esp., to be twisted or bent out of a flat plane; as, a board warps in seasoning or shrinking., to turn or incline from a straight, true, or proper course; to deviate; to swerve., To fly with a bending or waving motion; to turn and wave, like a flock of birds or insects., To cast the young prematurely; to slink; — said of cattle, sheep, etc., To wind yarn off bobbins for forming the warp of a web; to wind a warp on a warp beam., The threads which are extended lengthwise in the loom, and crossed by the woof., A rope used in hauling or moving a vessel, usually with one end attached to an anchor, a post, or other fixed object; a towing line; a warping hawser., A slimy substance deposited on land by tides, etc., by which a rich alluvial soil is formed., A premature casting of young; — said of cattle, sheep, etc., Four; esp., four herrings; a cast. See Cast, n., 17., The state of being warped or twisted; as, the warp of a board.
wart noun A small, usually hard, tumor on the skin formed by enlargement of its vascular papillae, and thickening of the epidermis which covers them., An excrescence or protuberance more or less resembling a true wart; specifically (Bot.), a glandular excrescence or hardened protuberance on plants.
wary adjective Cautious of danger; carefully watching and guarding against deception, artifices, and dangers; timorously or suspiciously prudent; circumspect; scrupulous; careful., Characterized by caution; guarded; careful.