Word Focus

focusing on words and literature





Definitions and Synonyms of watch | Another word for watch | What is watch?

Definition 1: a purposeful surveillance to guard or observe - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for watch in the sense of this definition

(watch is a kind of ...) close observation of a person or group (usually by the police)

(... is a kind of watch ) a watch established for the reception of traffic of interest to the unit maintaining the watch

(... is a kind of watch ) keeping a secret or furtive watch

Definition 2: the rite of staying awake for devotional purposes (especially on the eve of a religious festival) - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for watch in the sense of this definition

(watch is a kind of ...) an established ceremony prescribed by a religion

"the rite of baptism"

(... is a kind of watch ) a vigil held over a corpse the night before burial

"there's no weeping at an Irish wake"

(... is a kind of watch ) a vigil before certain feasts (as e.g. Easter)

(watch belongs to category ...) a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny

"he lost his faith but not his morality"

Definition 3: a small portable timepiece - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for watch in the sense of this definition

(watch is a kind of ...) a measuring instrument or device for keeping time

(... is a kind of watch ) a watch that represents time by the position of hands on a dial

(... is a kind of watch ) a watch that is wound by turning a knob at the stem

(... is a kind of watch ) a watch that is carried in a small watch pocket

(... is a kind of watch ) (18th century) a watch with a balance wheel having a fake pendulum attached to it

(... is a kind of watch ) a watch with a hinged metal lid to protect the crystal

(... is a kind of watch ) a watch with a digital display

(... is a kind of watch ) a watch that is worn strapped to the wrist

(watch is a part of ...) the driving and regulating parts of a mechanism (as of a watch or clock)

"it was an expensive watch with a diamond movement"

(watch is a part of ...) the side upon which the use of a thing depends (usually the most prominent surface of an object)

"he dealt the cards face down"

(watch is a part of ...) a protective cover that protects the face of a watch

(watch is a part of ...) the metal case in which the works of a watch are housed

Definition 4: a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for watch in the sense of this definition

(watch is a kind of ...) a guard who keeps watch

Definition 5: a period of time (4 or 2 hours) during which some of a ship's crew are on duty - [noun denoting time]

(watch is a kind of ...) the time period during which you are at work

(... is a kind of watch ) either of two short watches: from 4-6 pm or 6-8 pm

(... is a kind of watch ) a watch during the night (as from midnight to 8 a.m.)

Definition 6: the period during which someone (especially a guard) is on duty - [noun denoting time]

(watch is a kind of ...) an amount of time

"a time period of 30 years" "hastened the period of time of his recovery" "Picasso's blue period"

Definition 7: find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort - [verb of communication]

Samples where watch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I want to see whether she speaks French
  • See whether it works
  • find out if he speaks Russian
  • Check whether the train leaves on time

Synonyms for watch in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of watch ) determine the presence or properties of (a substance)

(watch has a similar meaning as ...) be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something

"He verified that the valves were closed" "See that the curtains are closed" "control the quality of the product"

(watch has a similar meaning as ...) establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study

"find the product of two numbers" "The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize"

Definition 8: look attentively - [verb of perception]

Samples where watch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • watch a basketball game

(... is a kind of watch ) be a witness to

"She witnessed the accident and had to testify in court"

(... is a kind of watch ) strain to watch; stare curiously

"The cars slowed down and the drivers rubbernecked after the accident"

(... is a kind of watch ) see or watch

"view a show on television" "This program will be seen all over the world" "view an exhibition" "Catch a show on Broadway" "see a movie"

(... is a kind of watch ) watch attentively

"Please observe the reaction of these two chemicals"

(watch implies ...) perceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards

"She looked over the expanse of land" "Look at your child!" "Look--a deer in the backyard!"

Definition 9: be vigilant, be on the lookout or be careful - [verb of perception]

Samples where watch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Watch out for pickpockets!

Synonyms for watch in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of watch ) be on one's guard; be cautious or wary about; be alert to

"Beware of telephone salesmen"

(... is a kind of watch ) pay attention; be watchful

"Keep your eyes peeled for any policemen"

(... is a kind of watch ) keep under careful scrutiny

"Keep an eye on this prisoner!"

Definition 10: observe with attention - [verb of perception]

Samples where watch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They watched as the murderer was executed

Synonyms for watch in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of watch ) be inactive or indifferent while something is happening

"Don't just sit by while your rights are violated!"

(watch implies ...) perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight

"You have to be a good observer to see all the details" "Can you see the bird in that tree?" "He is blind--he cannot see"

Definition 11: observe or determine by looking - [verb of perception]

Samples where watch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Watch how the dog chases the cats away

Definition 12: see or watch - [verb of perception]

Samples where watch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • view a show on television
  • This program will be seen all over the world
  • view an exhibition
  • Catch a show on Broadway
  • see a movie

Synonyms for watch in the sense of this definition

(watch is a kind of ...) look attentively

"watch a basketball game"

(... is a kind of watch ) view the outline of by means of an X-ray

"The radiologist can visualize the cancerous liver"

(... is a kind of watch ) be a spectator in a sports event

(... is a kind of watch ) watch (a movie or play) before it is released to the general public

(watch has a similar meaning as ...) perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight

"You have to be a good observer to see all the details" "Can you see the bird in that tree?" "He is blind--he cannot see"

Samples where watch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Keep an eye on the baby, please!
  • The world is watching Sarajevo
  • She followed the men with the binoculars

Synonyms for watch in the sense of this definition

(watch is a kind of ...) examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition

"check the brakes" "Check out the engine"

(... is a kind of watch ) keep a record on or watch attentively

"The government keeps tabs on the dissidents"

(... is a kind of watch ) to keep watch over

"there would be men guarding the horses"

(... is a kind of watch ) watch over (students taking an exam, to prevent cheating)

(watch has a similar meaning as ...) follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something

"We must follow closely the economic development is Cuba" "trace the student's progress" "trace one's ancestry"

More words

Another word for wastrel

Another word for wasting disease

Another word for wasting away

Another word for wasting

Another word for wasteyard

Another word for watch bracelet

Another word for watch cap

Another word for watch case

Another word for watch chain

Another word for watch crystal


Other word for watch crystal

watch crystal meaning and synonyms

How to pronounce watch crystal