Associations to the word «Watch»


WATCH, noun. A portable or wearable timepiece.
WATCH, noun. The act of guarding and observing someone or something.
WATCH, noun. A particular time period when guarding is kept.
WATCH, noun. A person or group of people who guard.
WATCH, noun. The post or office of a watchman; also, the place where a watchman is posted, or where a guard is kept.
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.
WATCH, noun. (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).
WATCH, noun. The act of seeing, or viewing, for a period of time.
WATCH, verb. (transitive) To look at, see, or view for a period of time.
WATCH, verb. (transitive) To observe over a period of time; to notice or pay attention.
WATCH, verb. (transitive) To mind, attend, or guard.
WATCH, verb. (transitive) To be wary or cautious of.
WATCH, verb. (transitive) To attend to dangers to or regarding.
WATCH, verb. (intransitive) To remain awake with a sick or dying person; to maintain a vigil.
WATCH, verb. (intransitive) To be vigilant or on one's guard.
WATCH, verb. (intransitive) To act as a lookout.
WATCH, verb. (nautical) (of a buoy) To serve the purpose of a watchman by floating properly in its place.
WATCH, verb. (obsolete) (intransitive) To be awake.
WATCH AND WARD, noun. (legal) The charge or care of certain officers to keep a watch by night and a guard by day in towns, cities, and other districts, for the preservation of the public peace.
WATCH AND WATCH, noun. (nautical) The regular alternation in being on watch and off watch of the two watches into which a ship's crew is commonly divided.
WATCH CAP, noun. A knitted cap, such as the one worn by a seaman when on watch.
WATCH GLASS, noun. (chemistry) An item of glass laboratory equipment consisting of a simple slightly concave circle of glass. It is a general utility item, used to hold small samples, to evaporate liquids, to cover a beaker, and so on.
WATCH GUN, noun. (nautical) A gun sometimes fired on shipboard at 8 p.m., when the night watch begins.
WATCH HOUSE, noun. Alternative spelling of watchhouse
WATCH IN TWO, noun. (nautical) The practice of having two alternate watches aboard a ship or vessel.
WATCH IT, verb. (idiomatic) To be careful or cautious; to pay attention to what one is doing (usually imperative).
WATCH LIKE A HAWK, verb. (transitive) (simile) to observe (someone or something) closely and keenly
WATCH LIST, noun. Alternative spelling of watchlist
WATCH LISTS, noun. Plural of watch list
WATCH MEETING, noun. (dated) A religious service held on New Year's Eve.
WATCH MEETINGS, noun. Plural of watch meeting
WATCH NIGHT, proper noun. (Christianity) The night during which January 1 enters.
WATCH NIGHT, proper noun. (Christianity) The night during which January 1 enters.
WATCH ONE'S MOUTH, verb. (idiomatic) (US) To be careful about what one says, especially with regard to disrespectful or profane language.
WATCH ONE'S MOUTH, verb. (idiomatic) (chiefly US) In the imperative form, used as a warning to avoid or stop using inappropriate language, especially profanity, or disrespectful utterances.
WATCH ONE'S STEP, verb. To move cautiously
WATCH ONE'S STEP, verb. (idiomatic) To be cautious.
WATCH OUT, verb. (idiomatic) To be aware or conscious; to look closely or carefully; to use caution. Often used in the imperative.
WATCH OVER, verb. (idiomatic) To guard and protect.
WATCH PAINT DRY, verb. (humorous) To watch something that has virtually no movement, hence, something very boring.
WATCH PAPER, noun. An old-fashioned ornament for the inside of a watch case, made of paper cut in some fanciful design, such as a vase of flowers, etc.
WATCH PARTIES, noun. Plural of watch party
WATCH PARTY, noun. A social gathering for the purpose of watching a specific event or programme on television.
WATCH POCKET, noun. A small pocket in the waistband of mens' trousers or in other garments for carrying a pocket watch.
WATCH TACKLE, noun. (nautical) A small, handy purchase, consisting of a tailed double block, and a single block with a hook.
WATCH THE WORLD GO BY, verb. (UK) To pause and remain still whilst doing nothing but surveying the environment around oneself.

Dictionary definition

WATCH, noun. A small portable timepiece.
WATCH, noun. A period of time (4 or 2 hours) during which some of a ship's crew are on duty.
WATCH, noun. A purposeful surveillance to guard or observe.
WATCH, noun. The period during which someone (especially a guard) is on duty.
WATCH, noun. A person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event.
WATCH, noun. The rite of staying awake for devotional purposes (especially on the eve of a religious festival).
WATCH, verb. Look attentively; "watch a basketball game".
WATCH, verb. Follow with the eyes or the mind; "Keep an eye on the baby, please!"; "The world is watching Sarajevo"; "She followed the men with the binoculars".
WATCH, verb. See or watch; "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".
WATCH, verb. Observe with attention; "They watched as the murderer was executed".
WATCH, verb. Be vigilant, be on the lookout or be careful; "Watch out for pickpockets!".
WATCH, verb. Observe or determine by looking; "Watch how the dog chases the cats away".
WATCH, verb. Find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort; "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".

Wise words

Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe