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 bill in the legislature. [1913 Webster]

Saul also sent messengers unto David's house to watch him, and to slay him. --1 Sam. xix. 11 [1913 Webster]

I must cool a little, and watch my opportunity. --Landor. [1913 Webster]

In lazy mood I watched the little circles die. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

2. To tend; to guard; to have in keeping. [1913 Webster]

And flaming ministers, to watch and tend Their earthy charge. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Paris watched the flocks in the groves of Ida. --Broome. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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