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Verb
/wäCH/,
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watched, past participle; watches, 3rd person singular present; watched, past tense; watching, present participle;
  1. Look at or observe attentively, typically over a period of time
    • - Lucy watched him go
    • - as she watched, two women came into the garden
    • - everyone stopped to watch what was going on
  2. Keep under careful or protective observation
    • - a large set of steel doors, watched over by a single guard
  3. Secretly follow or spy on
    • - he told me my telephones were tapped and I was being watched
  4. Follow closely or maintain an interest in
    • - the girls watched the development of this relationship with incredulity
  5. Exercise care, caution, or restraint about
    • - most women watch their diet during pregnancy
    • - you should watch what you say!
  6. Look out or be on the alert for
    • - in spring and summer, watch for kingfishers
    • - watch out for broken glass
  7. Be careful
    • - credit-card fraud is on the increase, so watch out
  8. Be careful (used as a warning or threat)
    • - if anyone finds out, you're dead meat; so watch it
  9. Remain awake for the purpose of religious observance
    • - she watched whole nights in the church
Noun
  1. A small timepiece worn typically on a strap on one's wrist

  2. An act or instance of carefully observing someone or something over a period of time
    • - the security forces have been keeping a close watch on our activities
  3. A period of vigil during which a person is stationed to look out for danger or trouble, typically during the night
    • - Murray took the last watch before dawn
  4. A fixed period of duty on a ship, usually lasting four hours

  5. The officers and crew on duty during one such period

  6. The period someone spends in a particular role or job

  7. A watchman or group of watchmen who patrolled and guarded the streets of a town before the introduction of the police force

  8. A body of soldiers making up a guard


  1. a small portable timepiece
  2. look attentively; "watch a basketball game"
  3. a period of time (4 or 2 hours) during which some of a ship's crew are on duty
  4. 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"
  5. a purposeful surveillance to guard or observe
  6. 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"
  7. A watch is a timepiece that is made to be worn on a person. It is usually a wristwatch, worn on the wrist with a strap or bracelet. In addition to the time, modern watches often display the day, date, month and year, and electronic watches may have many other functions.
  8. Watch is a studio album with several live tracks released in 1978 by Manfred Mann's Earth Band.
  9. A watch is a real-time view of a variable's or an expression's value. It is used during computer programs' debugging.
  10. Watch is a 2001 documentary written, directed and produced by environmental activist Briana Waters, who is currently serving a six year sentence for charges relating to the University of Washington firebombing incident. ...
  11. A ship's bell is usually made of brass, and has the ship's name engraved on it. The ship's cook (or his/her staff) traditionally has the job of shining the ship's bell.
  12. Watch is the fourth and final album of the band Seatrain, recorded in 1974. It is marked with departure of Peter Rowan and Richard Greene (they formed band Muleskinner) and using of more session musicians on instruments like vibraphone, cello, accordion, tuba and oboe.
  13. A portable or wearable timepiece; A particular time period when guarding is kept; A person or group of people who guard; A group of sailors and officers aboard a ship or shore station with a common period of duty: starboard watch, port watch; A period of time on duty, usually four hours in ...
  14. (watching) Of or relating to the action: to watch
  15. (Watches) Traditionally, a 24-hour day is divided into seven watches. These are: midnight to 4 a.m. [0000-0400], the mid-watch; 4 to 8 a.m. [0400-0800], morning watch; 8 a.m. to noon [0800-1200], forenoon watch; noon to 4 p.m. [1200-1600], afternoon watch; 4 to 6 p.m. ...
  16. (Watches) Stopwatches used to time swimmers during a competition. When totally automatic timing equipment is used, watches serve as a back-up method.
  17. (Watches) Issued when the risk of hazardous weather is significant.
  18. (Watches) Some time during your stay in Bangkok you will probably be approached by a street hawker shoving handfuls of watches in your face, encouraging you to buy these cheap fake goods. By all means have a look, but don’t be surprised if a watch you buy from these guys breaks within days! ...
  19. (Watches) The periods into which the time between sunset and sunrise was divided. They are so called because watchmen relieved each other at each of these periods. ...
  20. (Watches) at the time of our story were invariably pocket watches.  Wrist watches were invented around the late 19th century, and were at that time considered only appropriate for ladies, being seen as a kind of bracelet. ...
  21. (watches) portable and mobile time piece, carried as a time companion
  22. (WATCHING) Taking notice of something; being more observant; taking care or watching over something; being cautious; needing to pay attention to how you spend your time; being concerned with the timing of something; wasting time
  23. (Watching) A Youtube video based off of a fanfic
  24. (Watching) Abstaining / "fasting" from sleep; usually to pray, praise, study, or fellowship. [Lk 6:12, Mt 26:38-40, Lk 22:45-46, Cl 4:2. Bible Study on The Disciplines.]
  25. (Watching) To watch something instead of partaking indicate a lack of action on your behalf. It may also indicate to contentment to marvel at the joys in life or the small things.