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
Synonyms: look_on

"They watched as the murderer was executed"

Related terms: sit_by spectator see
5. [ noun ] a small portable timepiece
Synonyms: ticker
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
Synonyms: vigil
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
Related terms: time_period
9. [ verb ] be vigilant, be on the lookout, be on one's guard, be careful
Synonyms: look_out watch_out

"Watch out for pickpockets!"

Related terms: look_after beware keep_one's_eyes_peeled lookout watchman lookout
10. [ verb ] check, try, or ascertain
Synonyms: see

"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)
Synonyms: vigil
Related terms: rite wake agrypnia religion
Similar spelling:   watts