Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun watch

6 senses of watch

Sense 1
watch, ticker -- (a small portable timepiece)
       => timepiece, timekeeper, horologe -- (a measuring instrument or device for keeping time)

Sense 2
watch -- (a period of time (4 or 2 hours) during which some of a ship's crew are on duty)
       => shift, work shift, duty period -- (the time period during which you are at work)

Sense 3
watch, vigil -- (a purposeful surveillance to guard or observe)
       => surveillance -- (close observation of a person or group (usually by the police))

Sense 4
watch -- (the period during which someone (especially a guard) is on duty)
       => time period, period of time, period -- (an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period")

Sense 5
lookout, lookout man, sentinel, sentry, watch, spotter, scout, picket -- (a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event)
       => watchman, watcher, security guard -- (a guard who keeps watch)

Sense 6
vigil, watch -- (the rite of staying awake for devotional purposes (especially on the eve of a religious festival))
       => rite, religious rite -- (an established ceremony prescribed by a religion; "the rite of baptism")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb watch

7 senses of watch

Sense 1
watch -- (look attentively; "watch a basketball game")

Sense 2
watch, observe, follow, watch over, keep an eye on -- (follow with the eyes or the mind; "Keep an eye on the baby, please!"; "The world is watching Sarajevo"; "She followed the men with the binoculars")
       => check, check up on, look into, check out, suss out, check over, go over, check into -- (examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition; "check the brakes"; "Check out the engine")

Sense 3
watch, view, see, catch, take in -- (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")
       => watch -- (look attentively; "watch a basketball game")

Sense 4
watch, look on -- (observe with attention; "They watched as the murderer was executed")

Sense 5
watch, look out, watch out -- (be vigilant, be on the lookout or be careful; "Watch out for pickpockets!")

Sense 6
watch -- (observe or determine by looking; "Watch how the dog chases the cats away")

Sense 7
determine, check, find out, see, ascertain, watch, learn -- (find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort; "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")

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