- A small portable timepiece.
- synonyms: ticker
- A period of time (4 or 2 hours) during which some of a ship's crew are on duty.
- A purposeful surveillance to guard or observe.
- synonyms: vigil
- The period during which someone (especially a guard) is on duty.
- A person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event.
- The rite of staying awake for devotional purposes (especially on the eve of a religious festival.
- synonyms: vigil
- Look attentively.
- usage: "watch a basketball game"
- Follow with the eyes or the mind.
- usage: "Keep an eye on the baby, please"; "The world is watching Sarajevo"; "She followed the men with the binoculars"
- See or watch.
- usage: "view a show on television"; "This program will be seen all over the world"; "view an exhibition"; "Catch a show on Broadway"; "see a movie"
- Observe with attention.
- usage: "They watched as the murderer was executed"
- synonyms: look on
- Be vigilant, be on the lookout or be careful.
- usage: "Watch out for pickpockets"
- Observe or determine by looking.
- usage: "Watch how the dog chases the cats away"
- Find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort.
- usage: "I want to see whether she speaks French"; "See whether it works"; "find out if he speaks Russian"; "Check whether the train leaves on time"
WordNet 3.0 © 2006 by Princeton University
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