- 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
I should note that the watch is designed to be used outdoors for an actual open water swim, and a bucket test is certainly not the official way that it’s intended to be employed.This new workout watch can tell when you switch activities|Rob Verger|November 17, 2020|Popular-Science
“YouTube rewards if you optimize for watch time, and connected TVs are getting the most watch time,” Delvaux said.YouTube creators are seeing connected TV’s viewership share increase|Tim Peterson|November 6, 2020|Digiday
This year, Daniel expects 150 cars and 300 fans at the watch party.The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party has met a sobering reality: A pandemic|Emily Giambalvo|November 5, 2020|Washington Post
Still, the Series 6 has among the sharpest and brightest screens of any smartwatch, a vast array of watch bands to choose from, and the most robust app ecosystem by far.
I attempted to connect the accessory through my work iPhone only to discover that the watch cannot be set up using a business account.
It's cheesy and ludicrous and, therefore, delightful; it's the reading equivalent of hate-watching.‘A Gronking to Remember’ Speed Read: 8 Naughtiest Bits|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
We just saw an edit of one called, “Doug Becomes A Feminist,” and I just really enjoyed watching it.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Watching him now being accused of illegal operations will not see them shedding any tears.Annoying Airport Delays Might Prevent You From Becoming the Next AirAsia 8501|Clive Irving|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But those watching Selma were judging a work of cinematic art.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’|Gary May|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
According to the Arlington Police Department, cop-watching has been going on in that city for about a year.Texas Gun Slingers Police the Police—With a Black Panthers Tactic|Brandy Zadrozny|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Madame de Condillac stood watching him, her face composed, her glance cold.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
A look of passion came into the face of the watching boy, and again he fingered his revolver.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
He shall give his mind to finish the glazing, and his watching to make clean the furnace.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
Tom lingered a few minutes, watching them pass along the verandah to the room beyond.
Quickly he gained a sofa by the window and dropped down upon it, watching, listening.
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)