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Watch

Definition of watch:

part of speech: noun

Close observation; vigilance; attendance without sleep; a watchman; a guard or sentry; division of the night; period, usually of four hours, during which a given part of a ship's crew are on duty on deck; a pocket timepiece.

part of speech: verb

To look attentively; keep guard; be awake.

part of speech: verb

To tend; guard; keep in sight.

part of speech: noun

A repeating watch or repeater has in addition a small bell, gong, or other sounding object on which the hours, half- hours, quarters, etc., are struck on the compression of a spring. A chronometer watch or pocket chronometer isone of the finest kinds of watches fitted with a compensation balance and other devices which prevent the variations of temperature from affecting the regular movement of the watch. Watches were invented at Nuremberg about the beginning of the sixteenth century, and for a long time the wearing of a watch was considered in some degree a mark or proof of gentility. Thus Malvolio remarks in anticipation of his great fortune. " I frown the while; and perchance wind up my watch, or play with my- some rich jewel."- Shak.

part of speech: noun

Watcher.

part of speech: verb

To look with attention: to keep guard: to look out.

part of speech: noun

Act of watching; guard; one who watches, or those who watch: time of watching; division of the night: pocket timepiece.

part of speech: verb

To keep in view; give heed to; guard.

part of speech: noun

Act of looking out: close observation: guard: one who watches or those who watch: a sentry: the place where a guard is kept: time of watching, esp. in a ship: a division of the night: a pocket timepiece. The essential parts of a watch are the dial on which the hours, minutes, and seconds are marked, the hands which move round the dial pointing to these divisions, the train of wheels which carry round the hands, etc., the blanace which regulates the motion of the wheels, and the coiled spring ( the mainspring), whose elastic force produces the motion of the whole machinery, the movement being inclosed in a protecting case usually of gold or silver.

part of speech: verb

To be or keep awake; keep guard; act as an attendant.

part of speech: verb

To keep in view: to give heed to: to have in keeping: to guard.

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