night watch


noun

a watch or guard kept during the night.
a person or the persons keeping such a watch.
Usually night watches. the periods or divisions into which the night was divided in ancient times.

Nearby words

  1. night sweats,
  2. night table,
  3. night terror,
  4. night terrors,
  5. night vision,
  6. night watch, the,
  7. night watchman,
  8. night-blind,
  9. night-blooming cereus,
  10. night-hawk

Origin of night watch

before 1000; Middle English; Old English

Related formsnight watching, noun

Night Watch, The

noun

a painting (1642) by Rembrandt.
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British Dictionary definitions for night watch

night watch

noun

a watch or guard kept at night, esp for security
the period of time the watch is kept
a person who keeps such a watch; night watchman
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