1. a small portable timepiece
(hypernym) timepiece, timekeeper
(hyponym) analog watch
(part-meronym) crystal, watch crystal, watch glass
2. a period of time (4 or 2 hours) during which some of a ship's crew are on duty
(hypernym) shift, work shift, duty period
3. a purposeful surveillance to guard or observe
(hyponym) listening watch, continuous receiver watch
(derivation) observe, follow, watch over, keep an eye on
4. the period during which someone (especially a guard) is on duty
(hypernym) time period, period of time, period
5. a person employed to watch for something to happen
(synonym) lookout, lookout man, sentinel, sentry, spotter, scout, picket
(hypernym) watchman, watcher, security guard
(derivation) look out, watch out
6. a devotional watch (especially on the eve of a religious festival)
(hypernym) rite, religious rite
(hyponym) wake, viewing
(classification) religion, faith, religious belief
1. look attentively; "watch a basketball game"
2. 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"
(synonym) observe, follow, watch over, keep an eye on
(hypernym) check, check up on, look into, check out, suss out, check over, go over, check into
(hyponym) keep tabs on
(verb-group) trace, follow
3. 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"
(synonym) view, see, catch, take in
(hyponym) visualize, visualise
4. observe with attention; "They watched as the murderer was executed"
(synonym) look on
(hyponym) sit by, sit back
(derivation) spectator, witness, viewer, watcher, looker
5. be vigilant, be on the lookout, be on one's guard, be careful; "Watch out for pickpockets!"
(synonym) look out, watch out
(hyponym) beware, mind
(derivation) watchman, watcher, security guard
6. observe or determine by looking; "Watch how the dog chases the cats away"
7. 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"
(synonym) determine, check, find out, see, ascertain, learn
(verb-group) see, check, insure, see to it, ensure, control, ascertain, assure