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(quote-book)| title=(w)| chapter=2| passage=Sunning himself on the board steps, I saw for the first time Mr. Farquhar Fenelon Cooke.(..)A silver snaffle on a heavy leather watch guard which connected the pockets of his corduroy waistcoat, together with a huge gold stirrup in his Ascot tie, sufficiently proclaimed his tastes.
The act of guarding and observing someone or something.
1717, (w), ''Metamorphoses''
- All the long night their mournful watch they keep.
(RQ:Milton Comus) Or whistle from the lodge, or village cock Count the night watches to his feathery dames.
A person or group of people who guard.
The post or office of a watchman; also, the place where a watchman is posted, or where a guard is kept.
A group of sailors and officers aboard a ship or shore station with a common period of duty: ''starboard watch'', ''port watch''.
The act of seeing, or viewing, for a period of time.
2016, Andrew Bullock, ''David Brent REVIEW: Life on the Road goes from painfully funny to just plain painful. Ouch'' (in ''Sunday Express'', 11 August)
- The first third of the film is laugh after laugh; (..) But half an hour in and this movie gets unnervingly dark and is an uncomfortable watch at times.
(quote-book)|chapter=10| title=The Mirror and the Lamp| passage=It was a joy to snatch some brief respite, and find himself in the rectory drawing–room. Listening here was as pleasant as talking; just to watch was pleasant. The young priests who lived here wore cassocks and birettas; their faces were fine and mild, yet really strong, like the rector's face; and in their intercourse with him and his wife they seemed to be brothers.
(quote-book)| title=s:Twelve O'Clock|Twelve O'Clock| chapter=1| passage=(..) (it was the town's humour to be always gassing of phantom investors who were likely to come any moment and pay a thousand prices for everything) — “(..) Them rich fellers, they don't make no bad breaks with their money. They watch it all th' time b'cause they know blame well there ain't hardly room fer their feet fer th' pikers an' tin-horns an' thimble-riggers what are layin' fer 'em. (..)”
To attend to dangers to or regarding.
To be vigilant or on one's guard.
To act as a lookout.
To serve the purpose of a watchman by floating properly in its place.
To be awake.
1485, (w), ''(w)'', Book X:
- So on the morne Sir Trystram, Sir Gareth and Sir Dynadan arose early and went unto Sir Palomydes chambir, and there they founde hym faste aslepe, for he had all nyght wacched (..)
To be on the lookout for; to wait for expectantly.
*1789, (w), ''Zeluco'', Valancourt 2008, p. 80:
- She had reason to dread that her husband had formed a very criminal project of being revenged on Zeluco, and watched an opportunity of putting it in execution.