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  Definition of watch
  1. a purposeful surveillance to guard or observe
  2. a devotional watch (especially on the eve of a religious festival)
  3. a small portable timepiece
  4. a person employed to watch for something to happen
  5. a period of time (4 or 2 hours) during which some of a ship''s crew are on duty
  6. the period during which someone (especially a guard) is on duty
  7. 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"
  8. observe with attention; "They watched as the murderer was executed"
  9. observe or determine by looking; "Watch how the dog chases the cats away"
  10. look attentively; "watch a basketball game"
  11. 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"
  12. be vigilant, be on the lookout, be on one''s guard, be careful; "Watch out for pickpockets!"
  13. 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"
Similar Words: vigil, ticker, lookout, lookout man, sentinel, sentry, spotter, scout, picket, determine, check, find out, see, ascertain, learn, look on, view, catch, take in, look out, watch out, observe, follow, watch over, keep an eye on

 

Hyponyms: listening watch, continuous receiver watch, spying, wake, viewing, agrypnia, analog watch, digital watch, hunter, hunting watch, pendulum watch, pocket watch, stem-winder, wristwatch, wrist watch, dogwatch, graveyard watch, middle watch, midwatch, night watch, test, sit by, sit back, witness, rubberneck, view, see, catch, take in, observe, visualize, visualise, spectate, preview, beware, mind, keep one's eyes peeled, keep one's eyes skinned, keep one's eyes open, look after, keep tabs on, guard, invigilate, proctor

 

Grouped Verbs: see, check, insure, see to it, ensure, control, ascertain, assure, determine, find, find out, trace, follow

 

Entailments: see, look

 

Derivational Morphology: observe, follow, watch over, keep an eye on, view, see, catch, take in, look on, tick, ticktock, ticktack, beat, descry, spot, espy, spy, look out, watch out, check, checkout, check-out procedure, determination, finding, spectator, witness, viewer, watcher, looker, vigil, observation, observance, watching, seer, eyeshot, survey, sight, aspect, prospect, scene, vista, panorama, lookout, lookout man, sentinel, sentry, spotter, scout, picket, observation post, observation tower, lookout station, observatory, outlook, watchman, security guard, perceiver, observer, beholder, reflection, reflexion, notice

 

Language Translations:
Afrikaans: horlosie and wag   Danish: armbåndsur and iagttage and se and vagt  
Dutch: bekijken and horloge and wacht   Finnish: katsoa and rannekello and tarkkailla and vahti and vahtivuoro  
French: garde and montre and regarder   German: beobachten and Uhr and Wache  
Greek: προσέχω and παρακολουθώ and ρολόι and σκοπός   Hebrew: אשמורת  
Hindi: घड़ी   Hungarian: óra and figyel and néz  
Italian: guardare and orologio and sorveglianza   Japanese: 腕時計 and 見る and 警戒  
Malayalam: കാണുക   Polish: oglądać and straż and zegarek  
Portuguese: assistir and guarda and relógio and vigília   Romanian: ceas and privi and strajă and străjer  
Russian: вахта and наручные часы and смотреть and стража   Serbian: dežurstvo and straža and časovnik  
Slovene: gledati and zapestna ura   Spanish: mirar and reloj  
Swedish: klocka and observera and vakt   Telugu: కాపలాదారు and కాపు ఉండు and చేతి గడియారం  
 
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