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Verb: watch  wóch
  1. Look attentively
    "watch a basketball game"
     
  2. Follow with the eyes or the mind
    "The world is watching Sarajevo";
    - observe, follow, watch over, keep an eye on
     
  3. Look at and follow all (or part of) something being shown or performed
    "watch a show on television";
    - view, see, catch, take in
     
  4. Observe with attention
    "They watched as the murderer was executed";
    - look on
     
  5. Be vigilant, be on the lookout or be careful
    "Watch out for pickpockets!";
    - look out, watch out
     
  6. Observe or determine by looking
    "Watch how the dog chases the cats away"
     
  7. Find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
    "watch whether the train leaves on time";
    - determine, check, find out, see, ascertain, learn
Noun: watch  wóch
  1. A small portable timepiece
    - ticker
     
  2. A period of time (4 or 2 hours) during which some of a ship's crew are on duty
     
  3. A purposeful surveillance to guard or observe
    - vigil
     
  4. The period during which someone (especially a guard) is on duty
     
  5. A person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event
    "the watch stayed in his box to avoid the cold";
    - lookout, lookout man, sentinel, sentry, spotter, scout, picket
     
  6. (religion) the rite of staying awake for devotional purposes (especially on the eve of a religious festival)
    - vigil

Derived forms: watched, watches, watching

Type of: check, check into, check out, check over, check up on, duty period, go over, horologe [archaic], look into, period, period of time, religious rite, rite, security guard, shift, surveillance, sus [Brit], suss [Brit], suss out [Brit], time period, timekeeper, timepiece, watcher, watchman, work shift

Encyclopedia: Watch, Kentucky