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noun
  1. A portable or wearable timepiece.
More people today carry a on their wrists than in their pockets.
  1. A particular time period when guarding is kept.
The second of the night began at midnight.
  1. A person or group of people who guard.
The stopped the travelers at the city gates.
  1. (nautical) A group of sailors and officers aboard a ship or shore station with a common period of duty: starboard watch, port watch.
  2. (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).
verb (watch, es)
  1. 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.
  1. To observe something over a period of time; to notice or pay attention.
Watch this!
Put a little baking soda in some vinegar and what happens.
  1. To mind, attend, or guard.
Please my suitcase for a minute.
He has to the kids that afternoon.
  1. To be wary or cautious of someone or something.
You should that guy. He has a reputation for lying.
Watch your step.
watchband Tweet Definition of watchband Like Definition of watchband on Facebook
noun
  1. a band of leather, metal etc that fastens a wristwatch to the wrist; a watchstrap
water clock Tweet Definition of water clock Like Definition of water clock on Facebook
noun
  1. A water clock is a device for measuring time by letting water regularly flow out of a container, usually through a tiny aperture.
  2. A clepsydra.

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