watch fire
noun Date: 1801 a fire lighted as a signal or for the use of a guard

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  • Watch fire — Watch 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • watch fire — n. a fire kept burning at night as a signal or for the use of those staying awake to watch, or guard …   English World dictionary

  • watch fire — watch′ fire n. a fire maintained at night as a signal or to provide warmth for guards • Etymology: 1795–1805 …   From formal English to slang

  • watch fire — noun a fire lighted at night as a signal • Hypernyms: ↑visual signal * * * noun : a fire lighted at night as a signal or for the use of a guard * * * a fire maintained during the night as a signal and for providing light and warmth for guards.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • watch fire — fire that is set as a signal; fire that is lighted at nigh to provide heat and light to guards …   English contemporary dictionary

  • watch fire — a fire maintained during the night as a signal and for providing light and warmth for guards. [1795 1805] * * * …   Universalium

  • watch-fire — /ˈwɒtʃ faɪə/ (say woch fuyuh) noun a fire maintained during the night as a signal and for a watching party …   Australian English dictionary

  • Fire (Game & Watch) — Fire (Game Watch) Fire Éditeur Nintendo Développeur Nintendo R D 1 Date de sortie Silver 31 juillet 1980 Wide Screen 4 décembre 1981 Mode de jeu U …   Wikipédia en Français

  • 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 and ward — Watch 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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