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.
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
Words nearby watch
Example sentences from the Web for watches
Sam watches her fall apart, tear herself apart and is desperate.
Instead, he made a pick up of jewelry and watches worth nearly $2 million.How to Get Away With Stealing $2 Million in Jewelry in the Heart of New York|John Surico|November 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Flash says it after watching Arrow swing off a rooftop; Arrow says it seconds later as he watches Flash run away.‘The Flash’ Review: Teen Angst Gets a Comic Book Quickie|Sujay Kumar|October 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"That's not going to work," you say to Hassan, who also watches the scene.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq|Nathan Bradley Bethea|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So, Brody is publicly hanged as his ex-lover, Carrie, watches on.Exclusive Look: ‘Homeland’ Season 4, Featuring the Music of Lorde|Marlow Stern|August 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Over six thousand well-fed spectators pulled out their watches and timed the entrée.H. R.|Edwin Lefevre
And in the watches of the night there came A bright and wondrous vision on his mind.p.A Leaf from the Old Forest|J. D. Cossar
It was the first time he had confessed that to any one, except to himself in the night watches.The Castle Inn|Stanley John Weyman
Small, gorgeous, and intense, she sits in the strange den and watches the old wizard set about his work.Browning's Heroines|Ethel Colburn Mayne
That is why Aarsu, whom he has won over to his cause, watches you so strictly.Joshua, Complete|Georg Ebers
British Dictionary definitions for watches
- 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 watches
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)