watch and ward


noun

a continuous watch or vigil, by or as by night and by day, especially for the purpose of guarding.

Nearby words

  1. wat,
  2. watap,
  3. watape,
  4. watauga,
  5. watch,
  6. watch cap,
  7. watch chain,
  8. watch committee,
  9. watch fire,
  10. watch guard

Origin of watch and ward

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400

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