2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Watch \Watch\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Watched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Watching}.]

1. To give heed to; to observe the actions or motions of, for any purpose; to keep in view; not to lose from sight and observation; as, to watch the progress of a bill in the legislature.

Saul also sent messengers unto David's house to watch him, and to slay him. --1 Sam. xix. 11

I must cool a little, and watch my opportunity. --Landor.

In lazy mood I watched the little circles die. --Longfellow.

2. To tend; to guard; to have in keeping.

And flaming ministers, to watch and tend Their earthy charge. --Milton.

Paris watched the flocks in the groves of Ida. --Broome.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: the act of observing; taking a patient look [syn: {observation}, {observance}, {watching}]

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