watch


Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • all
  • verb
  • noun
  • phrase

Synonyms for watch

look at

Synonyms

spy on

Synonyms

be careful about

Synonyms

watch out for something or someone

Synonyms

  • keep a sharp lookout for
  • look out for
  • be alert for
  • be on the alert for
  • keep your eyes open for
  • be on your guard for
  • be on (the) watch for
  • be vigilant for
  • keep a weather eye open for
  • be watchful for
  • keep your eyes peeled or skinned for

watch out or watch it or watch yourself

Synonyms

  • be careful
  • look out
  • be wary
  • be alert
  • be on the lookout
  • be vigilant
  • take heed
  • have a care
  • be on the alert
  • watch yourself
  • keep your eyes open
  • be watchful
  • be on your guard
  • mind out
  • be on (the) watch
  • keep a sharp lookout
  • keep a weather eye open
  • keep your eyes peeled or skinned
  • pay attention

watch over something or someone: look after

Synonyms

superintend

Synonyms for watch

to look at or on attentively or carefully

to have the care and supervision of

watch out: to be careful

watch over: to direct and watch over the work and performance of others

the act of observing, often for an extended time

the act of carefully watching

a person or special body of persons assigned to provide protection or keep watch over, for example

a limited, often assigned period of activity, duty, or opportunity

a watch over the body of a dead person before burial

Synonyms

Synonyms for watch

a period of time (4 or 2 hours) during which some of a ship's crew are on duty

a purposeful surveillance to guard or observe

the period during which someone (especially a guard) is on duty

a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event

the rite of staying awake for devotional purposes (especially on the eve of a religious festival)

observe with attention

Synonyms

Related Words

find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort

References in classic literature ?
A few weeks after my great- grandfather's arrest his watch was found lying on the porch at the front door of his dwelling.
And this is the more insupportable the nearer it is to eleven o'clock--by this watch, no matter what the actual hour may be.
"How much of human suffering I have--not only relieved, but actually annihilated!" And, in a glow of conscious virtue, I stood watching the unloading of the cart, still holding the Magic Watch open in my hand, as I was curious to see what would happen when we again reached the exact time at which I had put back the hand.
Rosa watched the flower-pot with an interest which betrayed to Boxtel the real value of the object enclosed in it.
I'll sleep all day and I'll stand watch all night."
The date of the watch is nearly fifty years back, and the initials are as old as the watch: so it was made for the last generation.
The bell was about to strike, and it was a matter of absolute and pre-eminent necessity that every body should look well at his watch. It was evident, however, that just at this moment the fellow in the steeple was doing something that he had no business to do with the clock.
that's where it is, is it?" replied the man; "well, you take my advice and go there quietly, and take that watch of yours with you; and don't let's have any more of it."
As he had already told him, he said, there was no chapel in the castle, nor was it needed for what remained to be done, for, as he understood the ceremonial of the order, the whole point of being dubbed a knight lay in the accolade and in the slap on the shoulder, and that could be administered in the middle of a field; and that he had now done all that was needful as to watching the armour, for all requirements were satisfied by a watch of two hours only, while he had been more than four about it.
"The question is remanded to the Party Over There for a new answer," replied the Grave Person, returning his watch to his pocket and moving away with great dignity.
The coastguard on duty at once made report, and one old fisherman, who for more than half a century has kept watch on weather signs from the East Cliff, foretold in an emphatic manner the coming of a sudden storm.
Guards watched over him, but his spirit was far away voyaging in the realms of poetry.
And when he tries to pray; Who watch him lest himself should rob
Men watched him with eyes in which lurked amusement tempered by alarm.
Tarzan and Jane Clayton watched the verdure-clad shore-line receding in the ship's wake, and for once the ape-man left his native soil without one single pang of regret.