- A portable or wearable timepiece.
verb (watch, es)
More people today carry a on their wrists than in their pockets.
- A particular time period when guarding is kept.
The second of the night began at midnight.
- A person or group of people who guard.
The stopped the travelers at the city gates.
(nautical) A group of sailors and officers aboard a ship or shore station with a common period of duty: starboard watch, port watch.
(nautical) A period of time on duty, usually four hours in length; the officers and crew who tend the working of a vessel during the same watch. (FM 55–501).
- To look at, see, or view for a period of time.
Watching the clock will not make time go faster.
I'm tired of watching TV. Watch this!
- To observe something over a period of time; to notice or pay attention.
Put a little baking soda in some vinegar and what happens. Please my suitcase for a minute.
- To mind, attend, or guard.
He has to the kids that afternoon. You should that guy. He has a reputation for lying.
- To be wary or cautious of someone or something.
Watch your step.
- a band of leather, metal etc that fastens a wristwatch to the wrist; a watchstrap
- A water clock is a device for measuring time by letting water regularly flow out of a container, usually through a tiny aperture.
- A clepsydra.