Definitions of watch

  1.   find out learn or determine with certainty usually by making an inquiry or other effort 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
  2.   follow with the eyes or the mind Keep an eye on the baby please The world is watching Sarajevo She followed the men with the binoculars
  3.   observe with attention They watched as the murderer was executed
  4.   be vigilant be on the lookout be on one's guard be careful Watch out for pickpockets
  5.   a person employed to watch for something to happen
  6.   see or watch 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
  7.   a small portable timepiece
  8.   a purposeful surveillance to guard or observe
  9.   a devotional watch especially on the eve of a religious festival
  10.   a period of time 4 or 2 hours during which some of a ship's crew are on duty
  11.   the period during which someone especially a guard is on duty
  12.   observe or determine by looking Watch how the dog chases the cats away
  13.   look attentively watch a basketball game
  14.   The act of watching forbearance of sleep vigil wakeful vigilant or constantly observant attention close observation guard preservative or preventive vigilance formerly a watching or guarding by night
  15.   One who watches or those who watch a watchman or a body of watchmen a sentry a guard
  16.   The post or office of a watchman also the place where a watchman is posted or where a guard is kept
  17.   The period of the night during which a person does duty as a sentinel or guard the time from the placing of a sentinel till his relief hence a division of the night
  18.   A small timepiece or chronometer to be carried about the person the machinery of which is moved by a spring
  19.   An allotted portion of time usually four hour for standing watch or being on deck ready for duty Cf Dogwatch
  20.   That part usually one half of the officers and crew who together attend to the working of a vessel for an allotted time usually four hours The watches are designated as the port watch and the starboard watch
  21.   To be awake to be or continue without sleep to wake to keep vigil
  22.   To be attentive or vigilant to give heed to be on the lookout to keep guard to act as sentinel
  23.   To be expectant to look with expectation to wait to seek opportunity
  24.   To remain awake with any one as nurse or attendant to attend on the sick during the night as to watch with a man in a fever
  25.   To give heed to to observe the actions or motions of for any purpose to keep in view not to lose from sight and observation as to watch the progress of a bill in the legislature
  26.   To tend to guard to have in keeping
  27.   To serve the purpose of a watchman by floating properly in its place said of a buoy
  28.   Close observation vigilance attendance without sleep a watchman a guard or sentry division of the night period usually of four hours during which a given part of a ship's crew are on duty on deck a pocket timepiece
  29.   To be or keep awake keep guard act as an attendant
  30.   To tend guard keep in sight
  31.   Watcher
  32.   Act of looking out close observation guard one who watches or those who watch a sentry the place where a guard is kept time of watching esp in a ship a division of the night a pocket timepiece The essential parts of a watch are the dial on which the hours minutes and seconds are marked the hands which move round the dial pointing to these divisions the train of wheels which carry round the hands etc the blanace which regulates the motion of the wheels and the coiled spring the mainspring whose elastic force produces the motion of the whole machinery the movement being inclosed in a protecting case usually of gold or silver
  33.   A repeating watch or repeater has in addition a small bell gong or other sounding object on which the hours half hours quarters etc are struck on the compression of a spring A chronometer watch or pocket chronometer isone of the finest kinds of watches fitted with a compensation balance and other devices which prevent the variations of temperature from affecting the regular movement of the watch Watches were invented at Nuremberg about the beginning of the sixteenth century and for a long time the wearing of a watch was considered in some degree a mark or proof of gentility Thus Malvolio remarks in anticipation of his great fortune I frown the while and perchance wind up my watch or play with my some rich jewel Shak
  34.   To look with attention to keep guard to look out
  35.   To keep in view to give heed to to have in keeping to guard
  36.   Act of watching guard one who watches or those who watch time of watching division of the night pocket timepiece
  37.   To keep in view give heed to guard
  38.   To look attentively keep guard be awake
  39.   To observe closely keep in view guard
  40.   To be on the alert be wakeful serve as a watchman
  41.   To wait expectantly followed by for
  42.   Vigilant observation wakefulness
  43.   A watcher watchman guard also watchmen collectively
  44.   The period of time that one set of men is on duty a division of the night also the men on duty
  45.   A pocket mechanism for keeping time
  46.   Forbearance of sleep attendance without sleep attention close observation guard a watchman or watchmen set for a guard the place where guard is kept post or office of a watchman a certain period of the night in which one person or a set of persons staud as sentinels a small timepiece or chronometer to be carried in the pocket or about the person the period during which a division of the crew is on duty on deck To be on the watch to be looking steadily for some event
  47.   To guard to have in keeping to lie in wait for to tend to note carefully To watch over to be cautiously observant of
  48.   To be or keep awake to be attentive to look with expectation to keep guard to act as sentinel to be vigilant to be insidiously attentive to attend on the sick during the night
  49.   Attendance without sleep close observation steady look out a person keeping guard a sentinel a guard a space of time allotted to a guard to keep watch a time piece adapted for pocket use
  50.   To be attentive to look with attention to keep guard to lie in wait for to observe attentively in order to detect or prevent to attend on the sick during the night

Quotes of watch

  1. I ain't got nothing I've got this watch and these shoes and that's about it – Anthony Anderson
  2. Studies have shown people listen to TV than watch it – Tucker Carlson
  3. But of course when people watch morning television Terry it's a very different animal You know they're running around they're getting their kids ready for school they're probably doing eight million things they're brushing their teeth – Katie Couric
  4. The final phone call that said we're going to be picked up again was just a miracle We've overcome the impossible and we're still pushing forward I know John is smiling and so happy that he gets to watch us on TV – Kaley Cuoco
  5. Usually bad guys are much more fun to play and much more interesting to watch – John Gilpin
  6. So every day I'm mindful as I watch the Bush crowd extend their sway into policies of every imaginable variety and over almost every square foot of earth that the control of the American state is a matter of urgency – Todd Gitlin
  7. I'm always a little starstruck anyway So to work with a movie star which is Brad I was excited about that to work with a movie legend which is Tony I wouldn't have passed that up Just to get to watch him and watch how he works – Marcia Gay Harden
  8. I feared the verdict of the watch where I either lost the race against time that day or would lose it soon by making the record even harder to break The time trap had snapped shut – Joe Henderson
  9. They say it figures MTV would do such a vulgar awful horrible show and they completely miss that it's satirizing the people who watch MTV – Mike Judge
  10. There are people who make things happen there are people who watch things happen and there are people who wonder what happened To be successful you need to be a person who makes things happen – James A. Lovell
  11. I'm not against watching myself but I miss a lot of it I've got two little kids who we don't let watch TV – William H. Macy
  12. It was hard to watch the business side is so big in the game – Mats Sundin
  13. One of the networks sent me a TV set to watch I didn't care for the medium It depressed me – Gloria Swanson
  14. Growing up I didn't watch movies – Denzel Washington
  15. When I give a man an office I watch him carefully to see whether he is swelling or growing – Woodrow Wilson

Usage examples for watch

  1. He looked at his watch and said Well I must be off – Salome by Emma Marshall
  2. Watch it go out – Jack of No Trades by Charles Cottrell
  3. Let us watch them a while – The Insect Folk by Margaret Warner Morley
  4. Tell them to watch – H. R. by Edwin Lefevre
  5. Come here and watch – The Devil Doctor by Sax Rohmer
  6. “ To Ellis he said Watch the dog – The Lost Wagon by James Arthur Kjelgaard
  7. You must watch the house Mr Lester day and night you must watch the house – The Gloved Hand by Burton E. Stevenson
  8. He looked at his watch there was just time to catch the train – Peter A Novel of Which He is Not the Hero by F. Hopkinson Smith
  9. “ I found him with the watch in his hand – Jerusalem by Selma Lagerlöf
  10. Then the truth Was there reveal'd to her that he had left The world to watch and pray for such as she – Ideala by Sarah Grand
  11. Want to watch it here sir – Time Crime by H. Beam Piper
  12. You will let me take the watch to night – The End of a Coil by Susan Warner
  13. “ I go watch he said – A Jolly Fellowship by Frank R. Stockton
  14. “ I'll watch this one – The Wailing Octopus by Harold Leland Goodwin
  15. The other looked at his watch – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  16. An hour of the watch had passed and it was now nine o'clock – A Desperate Voyage by Edward Frederick Knight
  17. In the day time nobody's on watch on my side – In Direst Peril by David Christie Murray
  18. Saxton looked at his watch – The Main Chance by Meredith Nicholson
  19. Perhaps she had done so before only because she had been on the watch – The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton
  20. Then he took out his watch and looked at it – Arsene Lupin by Edgar Jepson Maurice Leblanc

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