the rite of staying awake for devotional purposes (especially on the eve of a religious festival)
a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event
- lookout man
the period during which someone (especially a guard) is on duty
a purposeful surveillance to guard or observe
a period of time (4 or 2 hours) during which some of a ship's crew are on duty
a small portable timepiece
find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
"I want to see whether she speaks French"
"See whether it works"
"find out if he speaks Russian"
"Check whether the train leaves on time"
- find out
observe or determine by looking
"Watch how the dog chases the cats away"
be vigilant, be on the lookout or be careful
"Watch out for pickpockets!"
- look out - watch out
observe with attention
"They watched as the murderer was executed"
- look on
see or watch
"view a show on television"
"This program will be seen all over the world"
"view an exhibition"
"Catch a show on Broadway"
"see a movie"
- take in
follow with the eyes or the mind
"Keep an eye on the baby, please!"
"The world is watching Sarajevo"
"She followed the men with the binoculars"
- watch over - keep an eye on
"watch a basketball game"