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 watch watch

noun

  • () a small portable timepiece  ( ticker, watch )
    a small portable timepiece
  • () a purposeful surveillance to guard or observe  ( vigil, watch )
    a purposeful surveillance to guard or observe
  • () a period of time (4 or 2 hours) during which some of a ship's crew are on duty  ( watch )
    a period of time (4 or 2 hours) during which some of a ship's crew are on duty
  • () the period during which someone (especially a guard) is on duty  ( watch )
    the period during which someone (especially a guard) is on duty
  • the rite of staying awake for devotional purposes (especially on the eve of a religious festival)  ( vigil, watch )
    the rite of staying awake for devotional purposes (especially on the eve of a religious festival)
  • a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event  ( lookout, lookout man, spotter, watch, scout, sentinel, sentry, picket )
    a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event
  • verb

  • () look attentively  ( watch )
    look attentively
     watch a basketball game
    watch a basketball game
  • () follow with the eyes or the mind  ( watch over, observe, follow, keep an eye on, watch )
    follow with the eyes or the mind
     Keep an eye on the baby, please!
    Keep an eye on the baby, please!
     The world is watching Sarajevo
    The world is watching Sarajevo
     She followed the men with the binoculars
    She followed the men with the binoculars
  • () see or watch  ( catch, take in, view, watch, see )
    see or watch
     view a show on television
    view a show on television
     This program will be seen all over the world
    This program will be seen all over the world
     view an exhibition
    view an exhibition
     Catch a show on Broadway
    Catch a show on Broadway
     see a movie
    see a movie
  • () observe with attention  ( look on, watch )
    observe with attention
     They watched as the murderer was executed
    They watched as the murderer was executed
  • () be vigilant, be on the lookout or be careful  ( watch, watch out, look out )
    be vigilant, be on the lookout or be careful
     Watch out for pickpockets!
    Watch out for pickpockets!
  • find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort  ( ascertain, check, determine, learn, watch, find out, see )
    find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
     I want to see whether she speaks French
    I want to see whether she speaks French
     See whether it works
    See whether it works
     find out if he speaks Russian
    find out if he speaks Russian
     Check whether the train leaves on time
    Check whether the train leaves on time
  • observe or determine by looking  ( watch )
    observe or determine by looking
     Watch how the dog chases the cats away
    Watch how the dog chases the cats away


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