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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
watch (verb)
intransitive verb
1.
a) to keep vigil as a devotional exercise
b) to be awake during the night
2.
a) to be attentive or vigilant
b) to keep guard
3.
a) to keep someone or something under close observation
b) to observe as a spectator - the country watched as stocks fell sharply
4.
transitive verb
to be expectant - wait watch for the signal
1.
to keep under guard
2.
a) to observe closely in order to check on action or change - being watched by the police
b) to look at - observe sat and watched the crowd
c) to look on at - watch television watch a ball game
3.
a) to take care of - tend
b) to be careful of - watches his diet
4.
to be on the alert for - bide watched her opportunity
watch (noun)
1.
a) the act of keeping awake to guard, protect, or attend
b) obsolete the state of being wakeful
c) a wake over a dead body
d) a state of alert and continuous attention
e) close observation - surveillance
f) a notice or bulletin that alerts the public to the possibility of severe weather conditions occurring in the near future - a winter storm watch
2.
a) any of the definite divisions of the night made by ancient peoples
b) one of the indeterminate intervals marking the passage of night - usually used in plural the silent watches of the night
3.
a) - lookout watchman
b) archaic the office or function of a sentinel or guard
4.
a) a body of soldiers or sentinels making up a guard
b) a or body of formerly assigned to patrol the streets of a town at night, announce the hours, and act as police - watchman watchmen
5.
a) (1) a portion of time during which a part of a ship's company is on duty
(2) the part of a ship's company required to be on duty during a particular watch
(3) a sailor's assigned duty period
b) a period of duty - shift
c) a term as holder especially of an overseeing or managerial office - the business grew on her watch
6.
a portable timepiece designed to be worn (as on the wrist) or carried in the pocket - compare clock
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
watch (noun)
1.
a person or group that watches over someone or something
SYNONIMS:
custodian, guardian, keeper, lookout, minder, picket, sentinel, sentry, warden, warder, watch, watcher, watchman
RELATED WORDS:
observer, patrol, spotter, surveillant, watchdog; bodyguard, convoy, defender, escort, honor guard; gatekeeper; hack []
watch (noun)
2.
the state of being constantly attentive and responsive to signs of activity, opportunity, or danger
SYNONIMS:
alert, alertness, attentiveness, qui vive, red alert, watch, watchfulness
RELATED WORDS:
aliveness, awareness, consciousness, mindfulness, receptiveness, receptivity, sensitivity; care, carefulness, cautiousness, chariness, heedfulness, wariness; preparation, readiness
NEAR ANTONYMS:
absentmindedness, abstraction, daydreaming, daze, distraction; absorption, engrossment, obliviousness, preoccupation; unawareness, unconsciousness; carelessness, heedlessness, inattention, inattentiveness, inobservance; unwariness
watch (noun)
3.
an act or period of watching for signs of activity, danger, or opportunity
SYNONIMS:
lookout, surveillance, watch
RELATED WORDS:
observance, observation, supervision; inspection, scrutiny
watch (verb)
1.
to keep one's eyes on
SYNONIMS:
eye, follow, observe
RELATED WORDS:
behold, look, perceive, regard, see, view; gape, gawk, gaze, glare, goggle, look on, peer, rubberneck, stare; guard, wake, ward; bird-dog, monitor, study; spy; espy, glance, glimpse, peek, peep
have one's eye on
NEAR ANTONYMS:
blink, wink
watch (verb)
2.
to take notice of and be guided by
SYNONIMS:
follow, listen (to), mind, note, observe, regard, watch
RELATED WORDS:
consider, contemplate, mull, ponder, weigh; comply (with), conform (to), keep, obey, respect; attend (to), hark (to), hear, hearken (to); mark, notice, see
NEAR ANTONYMS:
brush (aside off), discount, dismiss, gloss (over), gloze (over), neglect, pass over, pooh-pooh ( pooh), scorn, shrug off; defy, flout; slight, snub
disregard, ignore, tune out
watch (verb)
3.
to pay continued close attention to (something) for a particular purpose
SYNONIMS:
cover, watch
RELATED WORDS:
surveil; eye; behold, espy, look, note, notice, observe, regard, see, sight, spy, view, witness; gape, gawk, gaze, glare, goggle, peer, rubberneck, stare; glance, glimpse, peek, peep
watch (verb)
4.
to have an interest or concern for
SYNONIMS:
look out (for), mind, watch
RELATED WORDS:
attend, heed, regard; note, notice, observe; empathize (with), feel (for), sympathize (with)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
disregard, ignore, overlook
watch (verb)
watch (verb)
to believe in the future occurrence of (something)
SYNONIMS:
anticipate, await, hope (for), watch (for)
RELATED WORDS:
bank on, count (on upon), depend (on upon), rely (on upon), wait (for); envisage, envision, foresee; foretell, predict, prophesy; assume, presume, presuppose; contemplate, eye, view
NEAR ANTONYMS:
doubt, question
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