verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- a period of time, usually four hours, during which one part of a ship's crew is on duty, taking turns with another part.
- the officers and crew who attend to the working of a ship for an allotted period of time.
Words nearby watch
Idioms for watch
- to be cautious.
- to practice discretion or self-restraint.
Origin of watch
SYNONYMS FOR watch
OTHER WORDS FROM watchun·watched, adjectiveun·watch·ing, adjectivewell-watched, adjective
Examples from the Web for unwatched
And the blind man turned his head to the right and to the left, almost as though looking out to see if they were unwatched.Jack Harkaway and His Son's Escape From the Brigand's of Greece|Bracebridge Hemyng
To move, speak, and breathe, go out and come in unwatched and free from danger!
For if we do this, we leave the unwatched squadrons free for sporadic action.Some Principles of Maritime Strategy|Julian Stafford Corbett
I wonder sometimes if anybody in the world experiences keener joys than unwatched common people.Great Possessions|David Grayson
In action they leave all their horses in the rear, unwatched, or with a man or two.In the Ranks of the C.I.V.|Erskine Childers
British Dictionary definitions for unwatched (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for unwatched (2 of 2)
- a small portable timepiece, usually worn strapped to the wrist (a wristwatch) or in a waistcoat pocket
- (as modifier)a watch spring
- any of the usually four-hour periods beginning at midnight and again at noon during which part of a ship's crew are on duty
- those officers and crew on duty during a specified watch
Word Origin for watch
Idioms and Phrases with unwatched
In addition to the idioms beginning with watch
- watched pot never boils, a
- watch it
- watch like a hawk
- watch my dust
- watch one's step
- watch out
- watch over
- keep watch
- look (watch) out
- on the lookout (watch)