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Meaning & Definition of Watch in English

English

Watch

/wɑʧ/

noun

1. A small portable timepiece

    synonym:
  • watch
  • ,
  • ticker

2. A period of time (4 or 2 hours) during which some of a ship's crew are on duty

    synonym:
  • watch

3. A purposeful surveillance to guard or observe

    synonym:
  • watch
  • ,
  • vigil

4. The period during which someone (especially a guard) is on duty

    synonym:
  • watch

5. A person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event

    synonym:
  • lookout
  • ,
  • lookout man
  • ,
  • sentinel
  • ,
  • sentry
  • ,
  • watch
  • ,
  • spotter
  • ,
  • scout
  • ,
  • picket

6. The rite of staying awake for devotional purposes (especially on the eve of a religious festival)

    synonym:
  • vigil
  • ,
  • watch

verb

1. Look attentively

  • "Watch a basketball game"
    synonym:
  • watch

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • watch
  • ,
  • observe
  • ,
  • follow
  • ,
  • watch over
  • ,
  • keep an eye on

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • watch
  • ,
  • view
  • ,
  • see
  • ,
  • catch
  • ,
  • take in

4. Observe with attention

  • "They watched as the murderer was executed"
    synonym:
  • watch
  • ,
  • look on

5. Be vigilant, be on the lookout or be careful

  • "Watch out for pickpockets!"
    synonym:
  • watch
  • ,
  • look out
  • ,
  • watch out

6. Observe or determine by looking

  • "Watch how the dog chases the cats away"
    synonym:
  • watch

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"
    synonym:
  • determine
  • ,
  • check
  • ,
  • find out
  • ,
  • see
  • ,
  • ascertain
  • ,
  • watch
  • ,
  • learn

Examples of using

I try not to get too involved in the games I watch on TV, but I always end up in a bad mood if my favorite team loses.
My watch has seventeen jewels.
Can I watch television now?