Watch
Watch Watch, v. i. [Cf. AS. w[oe]ccan, wacian. [root]134. See {Watch}, n., {Wake}, v. i. ] [1913 Webster] 1. To be awake; to be or continue without sleep; to wake; to keep vigil. [1913 Webster]

I have two nights watched with you. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Couldest thou not watch one hour ? --Mark xiv. 37. [1913 Webster]

2. To be attentive or vigilant; to give heed; to be on the lookout; to keep guard; to act as sentinel. [1913 Webster]

Take ye heed, watch and pray. --Mark xiii. 33. [1913 Webster]

The Son gave signal high To the bright minister that watched. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. To be expectant; to look with expectation; to wait; to seek opportunity. [1913 Webster]

My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning. --Ps. cxxx. 6. [1913 Webster]

4. To remain awake with any one as nurse or attendant; to attend on the sick during the night; as, to watch with a man in a fever. [1913 Webster]

5. (Naut.) To serve the purpose of a watchman by floating properly in its place; -- said of a buoy. [1913 Webster]

{To watch over}, to be cautiously observant of; to inspect, superintend, and guard. [1913 Webster]


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  • Watch — (w[o^]ch), n. [OE. wacche, AS. w[ae]cce, fr. wacian to wake; akin to D. wacht, waak, G. wacht, wache. [root]134. See {Wake}, v. i. ] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of watching; forbearance of sleep; vigil; wakeful, vigilant, or constantly observant… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • watch — [wäch, wôch] n. [ME wacche < OE wæcce < base of wacian: see WAKE1] 1. the act or fact of keeping awake, esp. of keeping awake and alert, in order to look after, protect, or guard 2. a) any of the several periods into which the night was… …   English World dictionary

  • -watch — The noun watch, meaning ‘a state of alert’, first produced a suffix (or combining form) in the 1950s, and is known earlier in verbs such as firewatch (a term from the Second World War), but it is essentially a creation of the 70s (doomwatch) and… …   Modern English usage

  • watch — [n1] clock worn on body analog watch, chronometer, digital watch, pocket watch, stopwatch, ticker*, timepiece, timer, wristwatch; concept 463 watch [n2] lookout alertness, attention, awareness, duty, eagle eye*, eye*, gander, guard, hawk, heed,… …   New thesaurus

  • watch — ► VERB 1) look at attentively. 2) keep under careful or protective observation. 3) exercise care, caution, or restraint about. 4) (watch for) look out for. 5) (watch out) be careful. 6) maintain an interest i …   English terms dictionary

  • Watch — bezeichnet: Watch (Fernsehsender), britischer Fernsehsender The Watch, italienische Progressive Rock Gruppe Siehe auch Black Watch UN Watch Watch Island Watch Valley …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Watch — Watch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Watched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Watching}.] [1913 Webster] 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • watch — watch  unix утилита, запускает и следит за программой через фиксированные интервалы времени. Если интервал не задан с помощью опции n, то команда будет запускаться каждые 2 секунды. Завершить программу можно с помощью нажатия соответствующих …   Википедия

  • Watch —   [dt. Überwachung/überwachen], ein Befehl bei einem Debugger zum Anzeigen von Variablenwerten. Viele Debugger verfügen über ein Watch Fenster, in dem die mit dem Watch Befehl gewählten Variablen formatiert (als Binär , Dezimal oder… …   Universal-Lexikon

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