- 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 about watch
- to be cautious.
- to practice discretion or self-restraint.
Origin of watch
synonym study for watch
OTHER WORDS FROM watchun·watched, adjectiveun·watch·ing, adjectivewell-watched, adjective
How to use watch in a sentence
Sam watches her fall apart, tear herself apart and is desperate.
It turns out the family that binge-watches together may even stay together.
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
Anyone who watches Milk is bound to be moved by the injustice suffered by the gay community and the courage of Harvey Milk.Catholic University’s Harvey Milk Ban Reflects A Church In Transition|Jay Michaelson|October 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At this moment an extraordinary commotion began among the watches.Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl
By the words of the holy one they stand in judgment, and shall never fall in their watches.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
In about two hours afterward the watches and chronometer recommenced going, and the compasses resumed their position.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Night, high on her spangled throne, watches the sun dip down behind the Libyan sands.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
It was not safe to be out at night,” he said; “we had gold watches on us and money in our purses, and knives were sharp.
British Dictionary definitions for watch (1 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
British Dictionary definitions for watch (2 of 2)
Other Idioms and Phrases with watch
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)