I. noun Etymology: Middle French sentinelle, from Old Italian sentinella, from sentina vigilance, from sentire to perceive, from Latin Date: 1579 sentry II. transitive verb (-neled or -nelled; -neling or -nelling) Date: 1593 1. to watch over as a sentinel 2. to furnish with a sentinel 3. to post as sentinel

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  • Sentinel — Sen ti*nel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sentineled}or {Sentinelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sentineling} or {Sentinelling}.] 1. To watch over like a sentinel. To sentinel enchanted land. [R.] Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] 2. To furnish with a sentinel; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sentinel — Sen ti*nel, n. [F. sentinelle (cf. It. sentinella); probably originally, a litle path, the sentinel s beat,, and a dim. of a word meaning, path; cf. F. sente path. L. semita; and OF. sentine, sentele, senteret, diminutive words. Cf. {Sentry}.] 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sentinel — [sent′ n əl] n. [Fr sentinelle < It sentinella, ult. < L sentire, to feel, SENSE] a person or animal set to guard a group; specif., a sentry vt. sentineled or sentinelled, sentineling or sentinelling 1. to guard or watch over as a sentinel… …   English World dictionary

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  • sentinel — ► NOUN ▪ a soldier or guard whose job is to stand and keep watch. ► VERB (sentinelled, sentinelling; US sentineled, sentineling) ▪ station a sentinel to keep watch over. ORIGIN Italian sentinella …   English terms dictionary

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  • sentinel — (n.) 1570s, from M.Fr. sentinelle, from It. sentinella, perhaps (via a notion of perceive, watch ), from sentire to hear, from L. sentire feel, perceive by the senses (see SENSE (Cf. sense) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

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