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A small timepiece, typically attached to a chain, designed to be carried in a pocket
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  1. A small timepiece, typically attached to a chain, designed to be carried in a pocket
  2. A watch carried in the pocket, often with a closing cover and usually attached to a chain.
  3. Attributive form of pocket watch
One who hunts or seeks after anything.
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  1. One who hunts or seeks after anything.
  2. A watch with a hunting case
  3. An occupational surname​ for a hunter.
A watch that can be instantly started and stopped by pushing a button and used to measure an exact duration of time.
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  1. A watch that can be instantly started and stopped by pushing a button and used to measure an exact duration of time.
  2. A watch with a hand or a digital readout that can be started and stopped instantly so as to indicate seconds or fractions of seconds, as for timing races
An exceptionally precise timepiece.
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  1. An exceptionally precise timepiece.
  2. An extremely accurate clock or other timepiece. Chronometers are used in scientific experiments, navigation, and astronomical observations. It was the invention of a chronometer capable of being used aboard ship, in 1762, that allowed navigators for the first time to accurately determine their longitude at sea.
A watch, usually electronic, that displays time in the form of numbers, rather than by a dial and hands.
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  1. A watch, usually electronic, that displays time in the form of numbers, rather than by a dial and hands.
US spelling of analogue watch
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  1. US spelling of analogue watch
(Colloquial) The heart.
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  1. (Colloquial) The heart.
  2. (--- Slang, former) A pocket watch
  3. A ticker tape.
(Informal) Concern; worry
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  1. (Informal) Concern; worry
  2. The act of observing or keeping watch.
  3. A person detailed to watch; sentry
The act or practice of noting and recording facts and events, as for some scientific study
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  1. The act or practice of noting and recording facts and events, as for some scientific study
  2. The fact of being observed:
  3. The act or process of perceiving something, such as a phenomenon, often by means of an instrument, and making a record of the resulting information.
(R.C.Ch.) The rule observed by a religious order
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  1. (R.C.Ch.) The rule observed by a religious order
  2. The act or custom of keeping or celebrating a holiday or other ritual occasion.
  3. (Archaic) Respectful attention; deference
The act of observing or the condition of being observed.
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  1. The act of observing or the condition of being observed.
  2. Close watch kept over someone, esp. a suspect
  3. A legal investigative process entailing a close observing or listening to a person in effort to gather evidentiary information about the commission of a crime, or lesser improper behavior (as with surveillance of wayward spouse in domestic relations proceedings). Wiretapping, eavesdropping, shadowing, tailing, and electronic observation are all examples of this law-enforcement technique. A legal investigative process entailing a close observing or listening to a person in effort to gather evidentiary information about the commission of a crime, or lesser improper behavior (as with surveillance of wayward spouse in domestic relations proceedings). Wiretapping, eavesdropping, shadowing, tailing, and electronic observation are all examples of this law-enforcement technique.
The state or quality of being aware of something
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  1. The state or quality of being aware of something
  2. The state or level of consciousness where sense data can be confirmed by an observer.
The ability or power to keep the mind on something; the ability to concentrate:
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  1. The ability or power to keep the mind on something; the ability to concentrate:
  2. The act of dealing with something or someone; treatment:
  3. Notice or observation:
Alert watchfulness.
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  1. Alert watchfulness.
  2. The quality or state of being vigilant; watchfulness
  3. Close and continuous attention.
The act or duty of guarding; careful watch; wariness; defense; protection
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  1. The act or duty of guarding; careful watch; wariness; defense; protection
  2. Protection; watch:
  3. A person who protects, keeps watch, or acts as a sentinel:
Close attention; notice.
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  1. Close attention; notice.
A person or persons patrolling
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  1. A person or persons patrolling
  2. The act of moving about an area especially by an authorized and trained person or group, for purposes of observation, inspection, or security.
  3. One or more military vehicles, boats, ships, or aircraft assigned to guard or reconnoiter a given area.
The time of their guarding
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  1. The time of their guarding
  2. A watch or guard kept during the night.
  3. The person or persons on such a watch.
The working period of such a group:
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  1. The working period of such a group:
  2. The act of shifting from one person, place, position, etc. to another; change; transfer; substitution
  3. A stratagem; a trick.
The eve of a religious festival observed by staying awake as a devotional exercise.
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  1. The eve of a religious festival observed by staying awake as a devotional exercise.
  2. A watch kept during normal sleeping hours.
  3. (Eccles.) The evening or day before a festival, or the devotional services held then
A turn or round of duty or work; shift
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  1. A turn or round of duty or work; shift
  2. A special skill; a knack:
  3. (Informal, old) A child or girl, esp. one viewed as cute or pretty
(Nautical) Either of two short periods of watch duty, from 4 to 6 pm or 6 to 8 pm .
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  1. (Nautical) Either of two short periods of watch duty, from 4 to 6 pm or 6 to 8 pm .
  2. A late night shift.
(Nautical) The middle watch on a ship, from midnight to 4 am.
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  1. (Nautical) The middle watch on a ship, from midnight to 4 am.
The workers on such a shift.
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  1. The workers on such a shift.
  2. A work shift that runs during the early morning hours, as from midnight to 8 am .
  3. A night shift in a factory or other place of work, especially one from midnight to 8 AM on a three-shift schedule.
A person who protects, keeps watch, or acts as a sentinel:
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  1. A person who protects, keeps watch, or acts as a sentinel:
  2. Protection; watch:
  3. An honor guard.
A sentinel; esp., any of the men of a military guard posted to guard against, and warn of, danger
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  1. A sentinel; esp., any of the men of a military guard posted to guard against, and warn of, danger
  2. A guard, especially a soldier posted at a given spot to prevent the passage of unauthorized persons.
  3. A guard, particularly on duty at the entrance to a military base.
One that keeps guard; a sentry.
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  1. One that keeps guard; a sentry.
  2. A person or animal set to guard a group; specif., a sentry
A person or group of persons present outside a building to protest.
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  1. A person or group of persons present outside a building to protest.
  2. A pointed stake often driven into the ground to support a fence, secure a tent, tether animals, mark points in surveying, or, when pointed at the top, serve as a defense.
  3. A group of soldiers or a single soldier stationed, usually at an outpost, to guard a body of troops from surprise attack
A man who is employed to stand guard or keep watch.
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  1. A man who is employed to stand guard or keep watch.
  2. A guard who keeps watch
  3. A person hired to guard a building or other property against thieves, vandals, or trespassers, esp. at night
A high place or structure commanding a wide view, used for observation.
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  1. A high place or structure commanding a wide view, used for observation.
  2. One who keeps watch.
  3. A person detailed to watch; sentry
A soldier, ship, or plane sent to spy out the strength, movements, etc. of the enemy
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  1. A soldier, ship, or plane sent to spy out the strength, movements, etc. of the enemy
  2. A member of one of several army units, such as the Selous Scouts or the Arunachal Scouts.
  3. A member of the Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts
A person hired to watch for dishonesty, etc. among employees, as in a store
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  1. A person hired to watch for dishonesty, etc. among employees, as in a store
  2. A person who determines, as for a gun crew, the position of a target and the closeness to it of the projectiles fired
  3. A person whose work is removing spots, etc. in dry cleaning
One who observes:
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  1. One who observes:
  2. An official, usually a member of a group, sent by a UN committee to collect and report facts on the situation in a special area
  3. A person who attends an assembly, convention, etc., not as an official delegate but only to observe and report the proceedings
Somebody employed to operate the signals and points of a railway.
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  1. Somebody employed to operate the signals and points of a railway.
  2. A member of the armed forces responsible for signalling.
  3. A person responsible for signaling or receiving signals
A man who signals with or carries a flag.
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  1. A man who signals with or carries a flag.
  2. A person whose work is signaling with a flag or lantern
  3. A man who carries a flag, especially one used for signalling
A detail of U.S. Navy personnel assigned to police duties ashore
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  1. A detail of U.S. Navy personnel assigned to police duties ashore
  2. A detail of the US Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard serving as military police ashore.
A trademark for a US stock-market index composed of 500 actively traded, large cap stocks.
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  1. A trademark for a US stock-market index composed of 500 actively traded, large cap stocks.
Armed forces personnel assigned to police duties; specif., soldiers assigned to police duties in the army
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  1. Armed forces personnel assigned to police duties; specif., soldiers assigned to police duties in the army
  2. A unit of a military organization whose duty is to police that particular organization. They are in charge of law enforcement on military property, and of military personnel.
To watch or be present without participating actively:
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  1. To watch or be present without participating actively:
  2. To say or mention casually; remark
  3. To be or become aware of, especially through careful and directed attention; notice:
To refer to or look at:
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  1. To refer to or look at:
  2. To have the power to perceive with the eyes:
  3. To visit for consultation:
To look at very carefully; examine closely; inspect minutely
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  1. To look at very carefully; examine closely; inspect minutely
  2. To examine something with great care.
  3. To audit accounts etc in order to verify them.
To grasp the meaning or logic of; understand:
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  1. To grasp the meaning or logic of; understand:
  2. To occur or be evident as a consequence of:
  3. To go after in order to catch; chase; pursue
To remain ready to serve; wait.
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  1. To remain ready to serve; wait.
  2. (Now Rare) To take care or charge of; look after
  3. To accompany as a circumstance or follow as a result:
To evaluate (academic work) according to a scale of letters or numbers; grade.
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  1. To evaluate (academic work) according to a scale of letters or numbers; grade.
  2. To observe; note; take notice of; heed
  3. To give attention to; notice:
(Archaic) To give attentive heed to or show concern for
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  1. (Archaic) To give attentive heed to or show concern for
  2. To think of in a certain light; consider
  3. To consider, look upon (something) in a given way etc. [from 16th c.]
(Archaic) To pay attention to by listening; hear
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  1. (Archaic) To pay attention to by listening; hear
  2. To make an effort to hear something:
  3. To pay close attention; take advice
To remain or rest in expectation:
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  1. To remain or rest in expectation:
  2. To stay in one place until another catches up:
  3. To remain or stay in expectation of; await:
(Intransitive, often with of) To notice; to take note.
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  1. (Intransitive, often with of) To notice; to take note.
To consider carefully and at length; meditate on or ponder:
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  1. To consider carefully and at length; meditate on or ponder:
  2. To think about intently; study carefully
  3. To have in mind as an intention or possibility:
To take notice; give heed:
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  1. To take notice; give heed:
  2. (Regional) To bring (an object or idea) to mind; remember.
  3. To pay attention to:
To think of (something) in a particular way; regard:
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  1. To think of (something) in a particular way; regard:
  2. To survey or study mentally; consider:
  3. To look at or see; behold
(Idiomatic, intransitive) To attend; to be attentive; to focus one's attention.
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  1. (Idiomatic, intransitive) To attend; to be attentive; to focus one's attention.
To collect or focus (one's thoughts, efforts, etc.)
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  1. To collect or focus (one's thoughts, efforts, etc.)
  2. To come to or toward a common center
  3. (Intransitive) To bring to, or direct toward, a common center; to unite more closely; to gather into one body, mass, or force.
(Idiomatic) To watch and pay attention to.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To watch and pay attention to.
To make a regular and repeated circuit of (an area, town, camp, etc.) in guarding or inspecting
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  1. To make a regular and repeated circuit of (an area, town, camp, etc.) in guarding or inspecting
  2. To engage in a patrol.
  3. (Intransitive) To go the rounds along a chain of sentinels; to traverse a police district or beat.
To guard (a body of troops) with a picket
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  1. To guard (a body of troops) with a picket
  2. To act or serve as a picket.
  3. To post as a military picket
To observe and issue warnings or correctives regarding:
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  1. To observe and issue warnings or correctives regarding:
  2. To make (a military area, for example) neat in appearance:
  3. To control, protect, or keep orderly with or as police or a similar force
To look at:
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  1. To look at:
  2. (Anatomy) The vertebrate organ of sight, composed of a pair of fluid-filled spherical structures that occupy the orbits of the skull. Incoming light is refracted by the cornea of the eye and transmitted through the pupil to the lens, which focuses the image onto the retina.
  3. To supply with an eye.
To take notice:
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  1. To take notice:
  2. To watch or be present without participating actively:
  3. To be or become aware of, especially through careful and directed attention; notice:
To relate or refer to; concern:
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  1. To relate or refer to; concern:
  2. To think of in a certain light; consider
  3. To consider, look upon (something) in a given way etc. [from 16th c.]
To examine something with great care.
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  1. To examine something with great care.
  2. To look at very carefully; examine closely; inspect minutely
  3. To audit accounts etc in order to verify them.
To determine the boundaries, area, or elevations of (land or structures on the earth's surface) by means of measuring angles and distances, using the techniques of geometry and trigonometry.
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  1. To determine the boundaries, area, or elevations of (land or structures on the earth's surface) by means of measuring angles and distances, using the techniques of geometry and trigonometry.
  2. To examine for some specific purpose; inspect or consider carefully; review in detail
  3. To look at or consider, esp. in a general or comprehensive way; view
To give the required care or attention (to)
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  1. To give the required care or attention (to)
  2. To remain ready to serve; wait.
  3. (Now Rare) To take care or charge of; look after
To attend to the needs of, especially in the manner of a nurse or personal aide.
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  1. To attend to the needs of, especially in the manner of a nurse or personal aide.
  2. To like or appreciate; to consider to be appealing, tasteful, or suitable.
(Idiomatic) To watch or protect; to keep safe.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To watch or protect; to keep safe.
To take notice; give heed:
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  1. To take notice; give heed:
  2. (Regional) To bring (an object or idea) to mind; remember.
  3. To be careful about:
The act of observing, or noting; observation
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  1. The act of observing, or noting; observation
  2. (R.C.Ch.) The rule observed by a religious order
  3. The act or practice of observing, or keeping, a law, duty, custom, rule, etc.
The result or record of such an act or process:
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  1. The result or record of such an act or process:
  2. The act or practice of noting and recording facts and events, as for some scientific study
  3. The fact of being observed:
A lengthy, searching look
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  1. A lengthy, searching look
  2. A careful, continuous watch; surveillance
  3. Close, careful examination or observation.
A person detailed to watch; sentry
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  1. A person detailed to watch; sentry
  2. The act of observing or keeping watch.
  3. One who keeps watch.
Close watch kept over someone, esp. a suspect
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  1. Close watch kept over someone, esp. a suspect
  2. Close observation of a person or group, especially one under suspicion.
  3. A legal investigative process entailing a close observing or listening to a person in effort to gather evidentiary information about the commission of a crime, or lesser improper behavior (as with surveillance of wayward spouse in domestic relations proceedings). Wiretapping, eavesdropping, shadowing, tailing, and electronic observation are all examples of this law-enforcement technique. A legal investigative process entailing a close observing or listening to a person in effort to gather evidentiary information about the commission of a crime, or lesser improper behavior (as with surveillance of wayward spouse in domestic relations proceedings). Wiretapping, eavesdropping, shadowing, tailing, and electronic observation are all examples of this law-enforcement technique.
The eve of a religious festival observed by staying awake as a devotional exercise.
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  1. The eve of a religious festival observed by staying awake as a devotional exercise.
  2. A watch kept during normal sleeping hours.
  3. (Eccles.) The evening or day before a festival, or the devotional services held then
  1. Close and continuous attention.
  2. Alert watchfulness.
  3. The quality or state of being vigilant; watchfulness
Protection; watch:
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  1. Protection; watch:
  2. A person who protects, keeps watch, or acts as a sentinel:
  3. An honor guard.
One who keeps watch.
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  1. One who keeps watch.
  2. A high place or structure commanding a wide view, used for observation.
  3. A person detailed to watch; sentry
A person, as a member of a labor union on strike, stationed outside a factory, store, or public building, often carrying a sign, to demonstrate opposition to certain views or practices, keep strikebreakers from entering, or dissuade people from buying
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  1. A person, as a member of a labor union on strike, stationed outside a factory, store, or public building, often carrying a sign, to demonstrate opposition to certain views or practices, keep strikebreakers from entering, or dissuade people from buying
  2. A person or group of persons present outside a building to protest.
  3. A group of soldiers or a single soldier stationed, usually at an outpost, to guard a body of troops from surprise attack
One who protects; a guardian.
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  1. One who protects; a guardian.
  2. The title held by Oliver Cromwell (1653-58) and his son Richard (1658-59), during the British Protectorate
  3. A device that protects; a guard.
One that keeps guard; a sentry.
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  1. One that keeps guard; a sentry.
  2. A person or animal set to guard a group; specif., a sentry
A sentinel; esp., any of the men of a military guard posted to guard against, and warn of, danger
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  1. A sentinel; esp., any of the men of a military guard posted to guard against, and warn of, danger
  2. A guard, especially a soldier posted at a given spot to prevent the passage of unauthorized persons.
  3. A guard, particularly on duty at the entrance to a military base.
A room or division of a hospital set apart for a specific class or group of patients
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  1. A room or division of a hospital set apart for a specific class or group of patients
  2. (Archaic) A garrison; the guard or watch
  3. A defensive movement or attitude, especially in fencing; a guard.
A contest between antagonists; a match:
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  1. A contest between antagonists; a match:
  2. A period of time taken up by some specified activity, condition, etc.; spell
(Cribbage) A call made by a player who cannot play a card because any card in his hand will carry the count above 31
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  1. (Cribbage) A call made by a player who cannot play a card because any card in his hand will carry the count above 31
  2. (--- Informal) A situation in which planned operations can be effectuated:
  3. The time or period of an activity.
A fastening or catch; thing or part used to connect or join together
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  1. A fastening or catch; thing or part used to connect or join together
  2. A device used to connect one thing to another:
  3. (Slang) A period of time served, as of military service, imprisonment, etc.
An opportunity to act or speak out; a chance for accomplishment.
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  1. An opportunity to act or speak out; a chance for accomplishment.
  2. (Informal) The period of or opportunity for action, expression, exercise of authority, etc.
  3. (--- Sports) The division or period of a cricket game during which one team is at bat.
(Music) A change in the position of the hand, as on the fingerboard of a violin
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  1. (Music) A change in the position of the hand, as on the fingerboard of a violin
  2. The regular work period of such a group
  3. The act of shifting from one person, place, position, etc. to another; change; transfer; substitution
A turn, period, or fit of something
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  1. A turn, period, or fit of something
  2. A period or turn of work, duty, etc.
  3. (Informal) A period of time that is indefinite, short, or of a specified character
A limitation or restriction:
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  1. A limitation or restriction:
  2. An assigned task or quantity of work
  3. A specified period of time spent doing something
An unbroken length, tract, or space; continuous extent or distance
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  1. An unbroken length, tract, or space; continuous extent or distance
  2. (--- Informal) The last stage of an event, period, or process.
  3. A continuous period of time.
Indefinite, unlimited duration in which things are considered as happening in the past, present, or future; every moment there has ever been or ever will be
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  1. Indefinite, unlimited duration in which things are considered as happening in the past, present, or future; every moment there has ever been or ever will be
  2. A precise instant, second, minute, hour, day, week, month, or year, determined by clock or calendar; specif., the present instant, determined by clock
  3. (Music) The meter of a musical pattern:
A brief trip to or through a place for the purpose of seeing it:
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  1. A brief trip to or through a place for the purpose of seeing it:
  2. A long trip, as for sightseeing
  3. A turn or shift of work; esp., a period of duty or military service at a single place
(Informal, old) A child or girl, esp. one viewed as cute or pretty
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  1. (Informal, old) A child or girl, esp. one viewed as cute or pretty
  2. A period or turn of duty, as at the helm of a ship.
  3. A turn or round of duty or work; shift
A change or deviation, as in a trend:
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  1. A change or deviation, as in a trend:
  2. A short walk or ride, returning to the starting place, as for exercise
  3. A point marking the end of one period of time and the beginning of the next:
A gathering of people in the presence of the body of a deceased person in order to honor the person and console one another.
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  1. A gathering of people in the presence of the body of a deceased person in order to honor the person and console one another.
  2. The visible track of turbulence left by something moving through water:
  3. The track or course of anything that has gone before or passed by
Find another word for watch. In this page you can discover 127 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for watch, like: wrist watch, pocket-watch, hunter, half-hunter, stopwatch, chronometer, digital-watch, analog-watch, ticker, lookout and observation.