What is watch?

  • (verb): See or watch.
    Synonyms: view, see, catch, take in
    See also — Additional definitions below


A watch is a timepiece, typically worn either on the wrist or attached on a chain and carried in a pocket. Wristwatches are the most common type of watch used today. Watches evolved in the 17th century from spring powered clocks, which appeared in the 15th century. The first watches were strictly mechanical. As technology progressed, the mechanisms used to measure time have, in some cases, been replaced by use of quartz vibrations or electronic pulses. The first digital electronic watch was developed in 1970.

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Some articles on watch:

Uses - Using A Watch and The Sun As A Compass
... An analog watch can be used to locate north and south ... In the northern hemisphere, if the watch is rotated so that the hour hand points toward the Sun, the point halfway between the hour hand and 12 o'clock will indicate ... this completely invalidates the use of a watch as a compass ...
Watch Me
... Watch Me is an album by American country music singer Lorrie Morgan ... at #15 on the Billboard country albums chart, and includes the singles "Watch Me" (#2) "What Part of No" (#1), "I Guess You Had to Be There" (#14), and "Half Enough" (#8) ... Him Back Again", which was omitted from the cassette version of Watch Me ...

More definitions of "watch":

  • (noun): A period of time (4 or 2 hours) during which some of a ship's crew are on duty.
  • (noun): A purposeful surveillance to guard or observe.
    Synonyms: vigil
  • (verb): Be vigilant, be on the lookout, be on one's guard, be careful.
    Example: "Watch out for pickpockets!"
    Synonyms: look out, watch out
  • (verb): Look attentively.
    Example: "Watch a basketball game"
  • (verb): Observe or determine by looking.
    Example: "Watch how the dog chases the cats away"
  • (noun): The period during which someone (especially a guard) is on duty.
  • (noun): A devotional watch (especially on the eve of a religious festival).
    Synonyms: vigil
  • (noun): A small portable timepiece.
    Synonyms: ticker
  • (verb): Observe with attention.
    Synonyms: look on

Famous quotes containing the word watch:

    You had been travelling for days
    With an old lady, who marked
    A neat circle on the glass
    With her glove, to watch us
    Move into the wet darkness
    Kissing, still unable to speak.
    John Montague (b. 1929)

    Experience has taught me, when I am shaving of a morning, to keep watch over my thoughts, because, if a line of poetry strays into my memory, my skin bristles so that the razor ceases to act.
    —A.E. (Alfred Edward)

    We must watch over our modesty in the presence of those who cannot understand its grounds.
    Jean Rostand (1894–1977)