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    watch - Dictionary definition and meaning for word watch

    Definition
    (noun) a small portable timepiece
    Synonyms : ticker
    Definition
    (noun) a period of time (4 or 2 hours) during which some of a ship's crew are on duty Definition
    (noun) a purposeful surveillance to guard or observe
    Synonyms : vigil
    Definition
    (noun) the period during which someone (especially a guard) is on duty Definition
    (noun) a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event Definition
    (noun) the rite of staying awake for devotional purposes (especially on the eve of a religious festival)
    Synonyms : vigil
    Definition
    (verb) look attentively
    Example Sentence
    • watch a basketball game
    Definition
    (verb) follow with the eyes or the mind
    Example Sentence
    • Keep an eye on the baby, please!
    • The world is watching Sarajevo
    • She followed the men with the binoculars
    Definition
    (verb) see or watch
    Synonyms : catch , see , take in , view
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) observe with attention
    Synonyms : look on
    Example Sentence
    • They watched as the murderer was executed
    Definition
    (verb) be vigilant, be on the lookout or be careful
    Synonyms : look out , watch out
    Example Sentence
    • Watch out for pickpockets!
    Definition
    (verb) observe or determine by looking
    Example Sentence
    • Watch how the dog chases the cats away
    Definition
    (verb) find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
    Synonyms : ascertain , check , determine , find out , learn , see
    Example Sentence
    • 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
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