Watch

Noun

  • (nautical) A group of sailors and officers aboard a ship or shore station with a common period of duty: starboard watch, port watch.
  • The act of guarding and observing someone or something.
  • The post or office of a watchman; also, the place where a watchman is posted, or where a guard is kept.
  • The act of seeing, or viewing, for a period of time.
  • A portable or wearable timepiece.

    "More people today carry a watch on their wrists than in their pockets."

  • A person or group of people who guard.

    "The watch stopped the travelers at the city gates."

  • (nautical) A period of time on duty, usually four hours in length; the officers and crew who tend the working of a vessel during the same watch. (FM 55–501).
  • A particular time period when guarding is kept.

    "The second watch of the night began at midnight."

Verb

  • (nautical, of a buoy) To serve the purpose of a watchman by floating properly in its place.
  • (transitive) To look at, see, or view for a period of time.

    "Watching the clock will not make time go faster."

  • (transitive) To observe over a period of time; to notice or pay attention.

    "Put a little baking soda in some vinegar and watch what happens."

  • (transitive) To be wary or cautious of.

    "You should watch that guy. He has a reputation for lying."

  • (transitive) To attend to dangers to or regarding.

    "Watch what you say."

  • (intransitive) To act as a lookout.
  • (transitive) To observe over a period of time; to notice or pay attention.

    "Watch this!"

  • (transitive) To mind, attend, or guard.

    "He has to watch the kids that afternoon."

  • (transitive) To attend to dangers to or regarding.

    "Watch yourself when you talk to him."

  • (intransitive) To be vigilant or on one's guard.

    "For some must watch, while some must sleep: So runs the world away."

  • (obsolete, intransitive) To be awake.
  • (transitive) To look at, see, or view for a period of time.

    "I'm tired of watching TV."

  • (transitive) To mind, attend, or guard.

    "Please watch my suitcase for a minute."

  • (transitive) To attend to dangers to or regarding.

    "watch your head;  watch your step"

  • (intransitive) To remain awake with a sick or dying person; to maintain a vigil.

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