HyperDic: watch

English > 13 senses of the word watch:
NOUNartifactwatch, tickera small portable timepiece
timewatcha period of time (4 or 2 hours) during which some of a ship's crew are on duty
actwatch, vigila purposeful surveillance to guard or observe / observe
timewatchthe period during which someone (especially a guard) is on duty
person watch, lookout, lookout man, sentinel, sentry, spotter, scout, picketa person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event
actwatch, vigilthe rite of staying awake for devotional purposes (especially on the eve of a religious festival)
VERBperceptionwatchlook attentively
socialwatch, observe, follow, watch over, keep an eye onfollow with the eyes or the mind
perceptionwatch, view, see, catch, take insee or watch
perceptionwatch, look onobserve with attention
perceptionwatch, look out, watch outbe vigilant, be on the lookout or be careful
perceptionwatchobserve or determine by looking
communicationwatch, determine, check, find out, see, ascertain, learnfind out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
watch > pronunciation
Soundswaa'ch; wao'ch
RhymesBoche ... wristwatch: 14 rhymes with aach...
Koch
English > watch: 13 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA small portable timepiece.
Synonymticker
Partscrystal, watch crystal, watch glassA protective cover that protects the face of a watch
faceThe side upon which the use of a thing depends (usually the most prominent surface of an object)
movementThe driving and regulating parts of a mechanism (as of a watch or clock)
watch caseThe metal case in which the works of a watch are housed
Narroweranalog watchA watch that represents time by the position of hands on a dial
digital watchA watch with a digital display
hunter, hunting watchA watch with a hinged metal lid to protect the crystal
pendulum watch(18th century) a watch with a balance wheel having a fake pendulum attached to it
pocket watchA watch that is carried in a small watch pocket
stem-winderA watch that is wound by turning a knob at the stem
wristwatch, wrist watchA watch that is worn strapped to the wrist
Broadertimepiece, timekeeper, horologeA measuring ... / measuring instrument or device for keeping time
Spanishreloj
English > watch: 13 senses > noun 2, time
MeaningA period of time (4 or 2 hours) during which some of a ship's crew are on duty.
NarrowerdogwatchEither of two short watches
graveyard watch, middle watch, midwatch, night watchA watch during the night (as from midnight to 8 a.m.)
Broadershift, work shift, duty periodThe time period during which you are at work
Spanishguardia
Catalanguàrdia
English > watch: 13 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningA purposeful surveillance to guard or observe / observe.
Synonymvigil
Narrowerlistening watch, continuous receiver watchA watch established for the reception of traffic of interest to the unit maintaining the watch
spyingKeeping a secret or furtive watch
BroadersurveillanceClose observation of a person or group (usually by the police)
Spanishsupervisión, vigilia
Catalanguarda
Verbswatchlook attentively
watchobserve with attention
watchobserve or determine by looking
watchsee or watch
watchfollow with the eyes or the mind
English > watch: 13 senses > noun 4, time
MeaningThe period during which someone (especially a guard) is on duty.
Broadertime period, period of time, periodAn amount of time
Spanishguardia
Catalanguarda, polsera
English > watch: 13 senses > noun 5, person
MeaningA person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event.
Synonymslookout, lookout man, sentinel, sentry, spotter, scout, picket
Broaderwatchman, watcher, security guardA guard who keeps watch
Spanishcentinela, guarda, guardia, sentinel, vigilante
Catalanguàrdia, sentinella, vigilant
Verbswatchbe vigilant, be on the lookout or be careful
English > watch: 13 senses > noun 6, act
MeaningThe rite of staying awake for devotional purposes (especially on the eve of a religious festival).
Synonymvigil
Categoryreligion, faith, religious beliefA strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny
NarroweragrypniaA vigil before certain feasts (as e.g. Easter)
wake, viewingA vigil held over a corpse the night before burial
Broaderrite, religious riteAn established ceremony prescribed by a religion
Spanishvela, vigilia
Catalanvigília
English > watch: 13 senses > verb 1, perception
Meaninglook attentively.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"watch a basketball game"
Entailslookperceive with attention
Narrowerobservewatch / watch attentively
rubberneckstrain to watch / watch
watch, view, see, catch, take inSee or watch
witnessBe a witness / witness / witness to
Spanishmirar, observar, ver
Catalanmirar
Nounswatcha purposeful surveillance to guard or observe / observe
watchera close observer
English > watch: 13 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningFollow with the eyes or the mind.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s something
ModelThe children watch the ball
Example "The world is watching Sarajevo"
Synonymsobserve, follow, watch over, keep an eye on
NarrowerguardTo keep watch over
invigilate, proctorwatch over (students taking an exam, to prevent cheating)
keep tabs onKeep a record on or watch attentively
Broadercheck, check up on, look into, check out, suss out, check over, go over, check intoexamine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition
Similar totrace, followFollow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something
Spanishmirar, observar, ver, vigilar
Catalanmirar, observar, vigilar
Nounswatcha purposeful surveillance to guard or observe / observe
English > watch: 13 senses > verb 3, perception
MeaningSee or watch.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelSam and Sue watch the movie
Synonymsview, see, catch, take in
Narrowerpreviewwatch (a movie or play) before it is released to the general public
spectateBe a spectator in a sports event
visualize, visualiseview the outline of by means of an X-ray
Broaderwatchlook attentively
Similar toseeperceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight
Spanishcapturar, mirar, ver
Catalancapturar, mirar, veure
Nounswatcha purposeful surveillance to guard or observe / observe
English > watch: 13 senses > verb 4, perception
Meaningobserve with attention.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"They watched as the murderer was executed"
Synonymlook on
Entailsseeperceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight
Narrowersit by, sit backBe inactive or indifferent while something is happening / happening
Spanishmirar, observar, ver
Catalanmirar
Nounswatcha purposeful surveillance to guard or observe / observe
watchera close observer
watchingthe act of observing / observing
English > watch: 13 senses > verb 5, perception
MeaningBe vigilant, be on the lookout or be careful.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
ModelThe men watch the area for animals; The men watch for animals in the area
Example"Watch out for pickpockets!"
Synonymslook out, watch out
Narrowerbeware, mindBe on one's guard
keep one's eyes peeled, keep one's eyes skinned, keep one's eyes openpay attention
look afterKeep under careful scrutiny
Spanishmirar, tener cuidado, vigilar
Catalananar amb compte, estar alerta, mirar, vigilar
Nounswatcha person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event
watchera guard who keeps watch
English > watch: 13 senses > verb 6, perception
Meaningobserve or determine by looking.
PatternSomebody ----s whether INFINITIVE
Example"Watch how the dog chases the cats away"
Spanishmirar, ver
Catalanmirar
Nounswatcha purposeful surveillance to guard or observe / observe
English > watch: 13 senses > verb 7, communication
MeaningFind out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort.
PatternSomebody ----s whether INFINITIVE
ModelThey watch whether there was a traffic accident
Synonymsdetermine, check, find out, see, ascertain, learn
NarrowertestDetermine the presence or properties of (a substance)
Similar todetermine, find, find out, ascertainEstablish after a calculation, investigation, experiment / experiment, survey, or study
see, check, insure, see to it, ensure, control, ascertain, assureBe careful or certain to do something
Spanishaprender, averiguar, decidir, determinar, establecer, mirar, ver
Catalanaprendre, decidir, determinar, esbrinar, mirar, trobar, veure

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