1. [syn: observation, observance, watching]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Watch \Watch\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Watched; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To give heed to; to observe the actions or motions of, for
any purpose; to keep in view; not to lose from sight and
observation; as, to watch the progress of a bill in the
Saul also sent messengers unto David's house to
watch him, and to slay him. --1 Sam. xix.
I must cool a little, and watch my opportunity.
In lazy mood I watched the little circles die.
2. To tend; to guard; to have in keeping.
And flaming ministers, to watch and tend
Their earthy charge. --Milton.
Paris watched the flocks in the groves of Ida.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the act of observing; taking a patient look [syn:
observation, observance, watching]