Definition of watch

Definition of watch
  1. watch Noun A portable or wearable timepiece.
  2. watch Noun A particular time period when guarding is kept.
  3. watch Noun A person or group of people who guard.
  4. watch Noun A group of sailors and officers aboard a ship or shore station with a common period of duty: "starboard watch", "port watch".
  5. watch Noun 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).
  6. watch Verb To be awake.
  7. watch Verb To look at, see, or view for a period of time.
  8. watch Verb To observe over a period of time; to notice or pay attention.
  9. watch Verb To mind, attend, or guard.
  10. watch Verb To be wary or cautious of.
  11. watch Verb To attend to dangers to or regarding.
  12. watch Verb To remain awake with a sick or dying person; to maintain a vigil
  13. watch Verb To be vigilant or on one's guard
  14. watch Verb To act as a lookout
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