watch

(redirected from watching)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

watch

noun advertency, alertness, attention, charge, concern, custody, guard, heed, inspection, lookout, observation, oversight, precaution, regard, safekeeping, sentinel, sentry, shift, spell of work, supervision, surveillance, view, vigil, vigilance, ward, watchfulness

watch

verb attend, be a spectator, be careful, be cauuious of, be closely observant, be on guard, be on the alert, be on the lookout, behold, contemplate, espy, eye, gaze at, guard, heed, inspect, keep under observation, look after, look at, mark, mind, monitor, not lose sight of, note, notice, observe, oversee, pay attention to, peer, perceive, police, preserve, regard, safeguard, scan, scrutinize, stare at, survey, take care, take care of, tend, view, witness
See also: care, charge, check, concern, custody, examine, harbor, heed, monitor, note, notice, observation, observe, oversee, patrol, peruse, police, precaution, preserve, regard, safekeeping, scrutinize, spy, superintend, supervision, surveillance, survey, ward, witness

WATCH, police. To watch is, properly speaking, to stand sentry and attend guard during the night time: certain officers called watchmen are appointed in most of the United States, whose duty it is to arrest all persons who are violating the law, or breaking the peace. (q.v.) Vide 1 Bl. Com. 356; 1 Chit. Cr. Law, 14, 20.

References in periodicals archive ?
The Conference Board's Franco points out that while viewers have begun watching programs online, the trend hasn't affected their traditional viewing habits -- good news for the networks.
Further, the number one reason cited by survey respondents (52%) for not watching video on the site on which they were surveyed is that they didn't know video was available.
Network marketers, he maintained, ``are interested in what hundreds of thousands of people are watching at 9:15 p.
The average television viewer was observed watching 94 minutes of news daily, nearly triple the amount recorded by phone surveys and diaries.
I had no idea that there were such important, socially relevant reasons for my watching.
Even when respondents are free to watch TV, problems still exist, with over a third (39%) complaining of interruptions while watching their favorite program.
It's almost as exciting as watching bowling, which is probably another Olympic sport we're supposed to watch this fortnight.
A new study shows that television viewing has not been adversely affected by Internet usage, with less than two in 100 Internet-enabled people trading time spent watching TV solely for Internet usage.