Watch - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- a period of time (4 or 2 hours) during which some of a ship's crew are on duty
- a purposeful surveillance to guard or observe (syn: vigil)
- the period during which someone (especially a guard) is on duty
- a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event (syn: lookout, picket, scout, sentinel, sentry, spotter)
- the rite of staying awake for devotional purposes (especially on the eve of a religious festival) (syn: vigil)
- observe with attention (syn: look on)
- observe or determine by looking
- find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort (syn: ascertain, check, determine, find out, learn, see)
They have a rookie on the team who is fun to watch.
I fell asleep watching television.
What movie are you watching?
She sat and watched the children play.
Just sit back and watch.
Keep watching to see what happens next.
People are watching this presidential race very carefully.
He glanced at his watch.
When you're driving in winter you should always be on the watch for ice on the roads.
I watched her cross the street.
Watch me carefully.
Watch what I do and how I do it.
Merchants watch the rise and fall of the markets in other countries.
The war was watched by all Europe.
She was scared that someone was watching her.
watch over — follow with the eyes or the mind
present participle: watching
past tense: watched
past participle: watched