sentinel

3 definitions found

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

Sentinel \Sen"ti*nel\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Sentineled}or {Sentinelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sentineling} or {Sentinelling}.]

1. To watch over like a sentinel. "To sentinel enchanted land." [R.] --Sir W. Scott.

2. To furnish with a sentinel; to place under the guard of a sentinel or sentinels.

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

Sentinel \Sen"ti*nel\, noun [F. sentinelle (cf. It. sentinella); probably originally, a litle path, the sentinel's beat,, and a dim. of a word meaning, path; cf. F. sente path. L. semita; and OF. sentine, sentele, senteret, diminutive words. Cf. {Sentry}.]

1. One who watches or guards; specifically (Mil.), a soldier set to guard an army, camp, or other place, from surprise, to observe the approach of danger, and give notice of it; a sentry.

The sentinels who paced the ramparts. --Macaulay.

2. Watch; guard. [Obs.] "That princes do keep due sentinel." --Bacon.

3. (Zool.) A marine crab ({Podophthalmus vigil}) native of the Indian Ocean, remarkable for the great length of its eyestalks; -- called also {sentinel crab}.

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

sentinel

noun

1: a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event [syn: {lookout}, {lookout man}, {sentinel}, {sentry}, {watch}, {spotter}, {scout}, {picket}]


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