(noun, verb)


1. a small portable timepiece

Similar word(s): ticker

Definition categories: man–made, horologe, timekeeper, timepiece

2. a period of time (4 or 2 hours) during which some of a ship's crew are on duty

Definition categories: time, shift

3. a purposeful surveillance to guard or observe

Similar word(s): vigil

Definition categories: act, surveillance

4. the period during which someone (especially a guard) is on duty

Definition categories: time, period

5. a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event

Similar word(s): lookout, picket, scout, sentinel, sentry, spotter

Definition categories: person, watcher, watchman

6. the rite of staying awake for devotional purposes (especially on the eve of a religious festival)

Similar word(s): vigil

Definition categories: act, rite

Sentences with watch as a noun:

- More people today carry a watch on their wrists than in their pockets.

- The second watch of the night began at midnight.

- The watch stopped the travelers at the city gates.


1. look attentively

- watch a basketball game

Definition categories: perception

2. follow with the eyes or the mind

- The world is watching Sarajevo

Similar word(s): follow, observe

Definition categories: social, check

3. see or watch

Similar word(s): catch, see, view

Definition categories: perception, watch

4. observe with attention

- They watched as the murderer was executed

Definition categories: perception

5. be vigilant, be on the lookout or be careful

- Watch out for pickpockets!

Definition categories: perception

6. observe or determine by looking

- Watch how the dog chases the cats away

Definition categories: perception

7. find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort

Similar word(s): ascertain, check, determine, learn, see

Definition categories: communication

Sentences with watch as a verb:

- Watching the clock will not make time go faster.

- I'm tired of watching TV.

- Watch this!

- Put a little baking soda in some vinegar and watch what happens.

- Please watch my suitcase for a minute.

- He has to watch the kids that afternoon.

- You should watch that guy. He has a reputation for lying.

- watch your head;  watch your step

- Watch yourself when you talk to him.

- Watch what you say.

- For some must watch, while some must sleep: So runs the world away.