watch
1. [ verb ] look attentively
Examples:

"watch a basketball game"

Related terms: witness observe rubberneck look
2. [ verb ] follow with the eyes or the mind
Synonyms: follow keep_an_eye_on observe watch_over
Examples:

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

Related terms: check guard invigilate keep_tabs_on trace perceiver observation notice
3. [ verb ] see or watch
Synonyms: see view take_in catch
Examples:

"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"

Related terms: spectate preview visualise see view spectator seer
4. [ verb ] observe with attention
Synonyms: look_on
Examples:

"They watched as the murderer was executed"

Related terms: sit_by spectator see
5. [ noun ] a small portable timepiece
Synonyms: ticker
Related terms: timepiece wristwatch analog_watch hunter digital_watch pendulum_watch pocket_watch stem-winder face watch_case movement crystal tick
6. [ noun ] a purposeful surveillance to guard or observe
Synonyms: vigil
Related terms: surveillance spying listening_watch
7. [ noun ] (nautical,work) a period of time (4 or 2 hours) during which some of a ship's crew are on duty
Related terms: shift graveyard_watch dogwatch
8. [ noun ] the period during which someone (especially a guard) is on duty
Related terms: time_period
9. [ verb ] be vigilant, be on the lookout, be on one's guard, be careful
Synonyms: look_out watch_out
Examples:

"Watch out for pickpockets!"

Related terms: look_after beware keep_one's_eyes_peeled lookout watchman lookout
10. [ verb ] check, try, or ascertain
Synonyms: see
Examples:

"See whether it works!"

11. [ noun ] (work) a person employed to watch for something to happen
Synonyms: picket scout sentry sentinel lookout_man spotter lookout
Related terms: watchman descry
12. [ verb ] observe or determine by looking
Examples:

"Watch how the dog chases the cats away"

13. [ verb ] find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
Synonyms: see find_out check ascertain learn determine
Examples:

"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"

Related terms: test determine see determination check
14. [ noun ] (Roman Catholic,religion) a devotional watch (especially on the eve of a religious festival)
Synonyms: vigil
Related terms: rite wake agrypnia religion
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