sentinel


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sen·ti·nel

 (sĕn′tə-nəl)
n.
One that keeps guard; a sentry.
tr.v. sen·ti·neled, sen·ti·nel·ing, sen·ti·nels or sen·ti·nelled or sen·ti·nel·ling
1. To watch over as a guard.
2. To provide with a guard.
3. To post as a guard.

[French sentinelle, from Italian sentinella, probably from Old Italian sentina, vigilance, from sentire, to watch, from Latin sentīre, to feel; see sent- in Indo-European roots.]

sentinel

(ˈsɛntɪnəl)
n
1. a person, such as a sentry, assigned to keep guard
2. (Computer Science) computing a character used to indicate the beginning or end of a particular block of information
vb (tr) , -nels, -nelling or -nelled
3. to guard as a sentinel
4. to post as a sentinel
5. to provide with a sentinel
[C16: from Old French sentinelle, from Old Italian sentinella, from sentina watchfulness, from sentire to notice, from Latin]

sen•ti•nel

(ˈsɛn tn l, -tə nl)

n., v. -neled, -nel•ing (esp. Brit.) -nelled, -nel•ling. n.
1. a person or thing that stands watch; sentry.
v.t.
2. to watch over as a sentinel.
[1570–80; < Middle French sentinelle < Italian sentinella, derivative of early Italian sentina vigilance]

sentinel


Past participle: sentinelled
Gerund: sentinelling

Imperative
sentinel
sentinel
Present
I sentinel
you sentinel
he/she/it sentinels
we sentinel
you sentinel
they sentinel
Preterite
I sentinelled
you sentinelled
he/she/it sentinelled
we sentinelled
you sentinelled
they sentinelled
Present Continuous
I am sentinelling
you are sentinelling
he/she/it is sentinelling
we are sentinelling
you are sentinelling
they are sentinelling
Present Perfect
I have sentinelled
you have sentinelled
he/she/it has sentinelled
we have sentinelled
you have sentinelled
they have sentinelled
Past Continuous
I was sentinelling
you were sentinelling
he/she/it was sentinelling
we were sentinelling
you were sentinelling
they were sentinelling
Past Perfect
I had sentinelled
you had sentinelled
he/she/it had sentinelled
we had sentinelled
you had sentinelled
they had sentinelled
Future
I will sentinel
you will sentinel
he/she/it will sentinel
we will sentinel
you will sentinel
they will sentinel
Future Perfect
I will have sentinelled
you will have sentinelled
he/she/it will have sentinelled
we will have sentinelled
you will have sentinelled
they will have sentinelled
Future Continuous
I will be sentinelling
you will be sentinelling
he/she/it will be sentinelling
we will be sentinelling
you will be sentinelling
they will be sentinelling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sentinelling
you have been sentinelling
he/she/it has been sentinelling
we have been sentinelling
you have been sentinelling
they have been sentinelling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sentinelling
you will have been sentinelling
he/she/it will have been sentinelling
we will have been sentinelling
you will have been sentinelling
they will have been sentinelling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sentinelling
you had been sentinelling
he/she/it had been sentinelling
we had been sentinelling
you had been sentinelling
they had been sentinelling
Conditional
I would sentinel
you would sentinel
he/she/it would sentinel
we would sentinel
you would sentinel
they would sentinel
Past Conditional
I would have sentinelled
you would have sentinelled
he/she/it would have sentinelled
we would have sentinelled
you would have sentinelled
they would have sentinelled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sentinel - a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated eventsentinel - a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event
security guard, watchman, watcher - a guard who keeps watch

sentinel

noun guard, watch, lookout, sentry, picket, watchman a watchful sentinel

sentinel

noun
A person or special body of persons assigned to provide protection or keep watch over, for example:
Translations
خَفير، حارِس
stráž
vagtpost
varîmaîur
sargs

sentinel

[ˈsentɪnl] Ncentinela mf

sentinel

n
Wache f; to stand sentinel over something (liter)über etw (acc)wachen or Wacht halten
(Comput) → Hinweissymbol nt

sentinel

[ˈsɛntɪnl] n (old) → sentinella

sentinel

(ˈsentinl) noun
a sentry.

sentinel

adj (node, event, etc.) centinela
References in classic literature ?
Jo was dismissed, but chose to march up and down the hall like a sentinel, having some fear that the prisoner might bolt.
How, now, my vigilant sentinel, can see anything of those you call the Iroquois, on the main land
I dare not quit my post, though an unfaithful sentinel, whose sure reward is death and dishonour, when his dreary watch shall come to an end
The appearance was full upon us that I had already had to deal with here: Peter Quint had come into view like a sentinel before a prison.
The huge camp of beflagged and gay- colored tents at one end of the lists, with a stiff- standing sentinel at every door and a shining shield hanging by him for challenge, was another fine sight.
Now the view broadens; through the gateway of the sentinel headlands you gaze out over the wide Rhine plain, which stretches away, softly and richly tinted, grows gradually and dreamily indistinct, and finally melts imperceptibly into the remote horizon.
Keep out of the yard, though, the dogs are unchained; and the house - Juno mounts sentinel there, and - nay, you can only ramble about the steps and passages.
The swinging sentinel was posted, and the sea rushed on.
Beneath this tree four or five yeomen lay stretched on the ground, while another, as sentinel, walked to and fro in the moonlight shade.
Soon after, with a drink all round, we lay down to sleep, and the outside of Silver's vengeance was to put George Merry up for sentinel and threaten him with death if he should prove unfaithful.
The ladies, then, having retired to their chamber, and the others having disposed themselves with as little discomfort as they could, Don Quixote sallied out of the inn to act as sentinel of the castle as he had promised.
shouted the Sheriff hoarsely, to the sentinel upon the walls.