Watchman

  • 1 Watchman — Watch man, n.; pl. {Watchmen}. [1913 Webster] 1. One set to watch; a person who keeps guard; a guard; a sentinel. [1913 Webster] 2. Specifically, one who guards a building, or the streets of a city, by night. [1913 Webster] {Watchman beetle} (Zo[ …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Watchman — or Watchmen can refer to:*Security guard, a person who watches over and protects property, assets, or people *Watchmen (law enforcers), a more dated term from medieval times for those who watched and guarded * Watchmen , an acclaimed 1986 Alan… …

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  • 3 watchman — index caretaker (one caring for property), guardian, warden Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4 watchman — [watʃman] n. m. ÉTYM. 1743, trad. de Fielding, in Mackenzie; mot angl., de to watch « surveiller », et man. ❖ ♦ Anglic. Vx. Garde, veilleur de nuit, en Angleterre et, par ext., dans d autres pays …

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  • 5 watchman — (n.) also watch man, c.1400, guard, sentinel, lookout (late 12c. as a surname), figuratively guardian, protector (mid 15c.), from WATCH (Cf. watch) (n.) + MAN (Cf. man) (n.). Also person characterized by wakefulness (mid 15c.) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 watchman — ► NOUN 1) a man employed to look after an empty building, especially at night. 2) historical a member of a night watch …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 watchman — [wäch′mən, wôch′mən] n. pl. watchmen [wächmən, wôch′mən] 1. Archaic a person whose duty was to guard or police the streets at night 2. a person hired to guard a building or other property against thieves, vandals, or trespassers, esp. at night …

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  • 8 Watchman — Sony Watchman FD 210BE Watchman ist ein Warenzeichen von Sony für besonders kleine tragbare Fernsehgeräte ( Taschenfernseher ). Der erste Sony Watchman wurde unter der Modellbezeichnung FD 210 im Jahr 1982 vorgestellt. Das Gerät verfügt über eine …

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  • 9 watchman — UK [ˈwɒtʃmən] / US [ˈwɑtʃmən] noun [countable] Word forms watchman : singular watchman plural watchmen a night watchman …

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  • 10 watchman —    In modern times used of a man who guards a building or complex of buildings, especially as a night watchman.    The word was originally used of a military sentry, then was applied to a constable of the watch, a man who before the Police Act of …

    A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • 11 watchman — n. a night watchman * * * [ wɒtʃmən] a night watchman …

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  • 12 watchman — Synonyms and related words: Argus, Charley, airplane spotter, fire patrolman, fire warden, fireguard, forward observer, lookout, lookout man, night watchman, patrol, patroller, patrolman, picket, roundsman, scout, sentinel, sentry, spotter,… …

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  • 13 watchman — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. night watchman, sentinel, sentry, caretaker; see guard , guardian 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. guard, security guard, sentry, sentinel, lookout, patrol, policeman, policewoman, police officer, warder …

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  • 14 watchman — watch|man [ˈwɔtʃmən US ˈwa:tʃ , ˈwo:tʃ ] n plural watchmen [ mən] old fashioned someone whose job is to guard a place = ↑security guard →↑night watchman …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 watchman — watch|man [ watʃmən ] noun count a NIGHT WATCHMAN …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 watchman — [[t]wɒ̱tʃmən[/t]] watchmen N COUNT A watchman is a person whose job is to guard a building or area. → See also nightwatchman …

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  • 17 watchman — noun the morning watchman comes on duty at half past five Syn: security guard, custodian, warden; sentry, guard, patrolman, lookout, sentinel, scout, watch …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 18 watchman — n guard, custodian, night watchman; protector, defender, guardian, guarder, guardsman; watch, sentinel, sentry, picket, patrol, garrison; jailer, warder, warden, keeper, turnkey, Sl. screw, Sl. bull; scout, lookout, watchdog …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 19 watchman — [ˈwɒtʃmən] noun [C] a night watchman …

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  • 20 watchman —   Kia i, kū uwaki.     Watchman s stand, pā kia i …

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