|1.||[ verb ] look attentively|
"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|
"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|
"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|
"They watched as the murderer was executed"
|Related terms:||sit_by spectator see|
|5.||[ noun ] a small portable timepiece|
|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|
|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|
|9.||[ verb ] be vigilant, be on the lookout, be on one's guard, be careful|
"Watch out for pickpockets!"
|Related terms:||look_after beware keep_one's_eyes_peeled lookout watchman lookout|
|10.||[ verb ] check, try, or ascertain|
"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|
"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|
"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)|
|Related terms:||rite wake agrypnia religion|