English dictionary definition of:



  • a small portable timepiece
  • 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)


  • look attentively
  • follow with the eyes or the mind
  • see or watch
  • observe with attention
  • be vigilant, be on the lookout or be careful
  • observe or determine by looking
  • find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort


ascertain   catch   check American English spelling   determine   follow   learn   lookout   observe   picket   scout   see   sentinel   sentry   spotter   ticker   view   vigil  

Spellzone course content

View spelling list Using tch to spell the /ch/ sound and learn about the word watch in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit 4. Spelling the consonant digraphs, Part 1.

View spelling list wa words and learn about the word watch in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit 6. Short vowels e.g. e or ea? o or u? .

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Scrabble score for watch

Scrabble score = 13

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