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sen·try

 (sĕn′trē)
n. pl. sen·tries
1. A guard, especially a soldier posted at a given spot to prevent the passage of unauthorized persons.
2. The duty of a sentry; watch.

[Perhaps alteration of obsolete sentrinel, variant of sentinel.]

sentry

(ˈsɛntrɪ)
n, pl -tries
1. (Military) a soldier who guards or prevents unauthorized access to a place, keeps watch for danger, etc
2. (Military) the watch kept by a sentry
[C17: perhaps shortened from obsolete centrinel, C16 variant of sentinel]

sen•try

(ˈsɛn tri)

n., pl. -tries.
a guard, esp., a soldier stationed to prevent unauthorized passage.
[1605–15; short for sentrinel, variant of sentinel]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sentry - a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated eventsentry - a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event
security guard, watchman, watcher - a guard who keeps watch

sentry

noun guard, watch, lookout, picket, watchman, sentinel The sentry would not let her enter.

sentry

noun
A person or special body of persons assigned to provide protection or keep watch over, for example:
Translations
خَفير، حارِس
hlídkastráž
vagtpost
varîmaîur
sargybinio būdelė
sardzesargkareivis
straža

sentry

[ˈsentrɪ]
A. Ncentinela mf, guardia mf
B. CPD sentry box Ngarita f de centinela
sentry duty N to be on sentry dutyestar de guardia
sentry go Nturno m de centinela
to be on sentry goestar de guardia

sentry

[ˈsɛntri] nsentinelle fsentry box nguérite fsentry duty n
to be on sentry duty → être de faction

sentry

nWache f, → Wachtposten m; to be on sentry dutyauf Wache sein

sentry

:
sentry box
nWachhäuschen nt
sentry go
n (Mil) → Wachdienst m

sentry

[ˈsɛntrɪ] nsentinella

sentry

(ˈsentri) plural ˈsentries noun
a soldier or other person on guard to stop anyone who has no right to enter, pass etc. The entrance was guarded by two sentries.
ˈsentry-box noun
a small shelter for a sentry.
ˈsentry watchneighborhood watch
References in classic literature ?
The sentry stood at the open gate, looking in the direction of the forest, so that he did not see the agile giant that dropped to the ground at the far end of the village street.
There was no releasing of the ancient padlocks in the time that was left him, so the ape-man called to them to follow him as they were, and, snatching the gun and cartridge belt from the dead sentry, he led the now happy band out through the village gate and into the forest upon the far side of the clearing.
The sentry who had fired, according to the strict orders of the garrison, naturally ran forward to find some trace of his quarry.
She persuaded the sentry to go back to his post, in which place there was nothing to connect him with the disaster; he was but one of the most loyal and orderly of fifty such sentries within call.
To enter the hut Korak must either silence the sentry or pass him unnoticed.
Their first discovery was the dead body of the sentry, and a moment later one of the bravest of them had entered the hut and discovered the absence of the prisoner.
About half a mile up the water was a camp of red-coats; a big fire blazed in their midst, at which some were cooking; and near by, on the top of a rock about as high as ours, there stood a sentry, with the sun sparkling on his arms.
Leastways 'e was crawlin' towards the barricks, sir, past the main road sentries, an' the sentry 'e sez, sir -"
There I remained for a long time, watching the sentry before the door of the room in which Victory was a prisoner, and awaiting some favorable circumstance which would give me entry to her.
As I gained my feet I was confronted by the sentry on duty, into the muzzle of whose revolver I found myself looking.
They passed several small houses and farms, in front of each of which was stationed a sentry.
The subject of this dialogue and of these concluding remarks, which were uttered in a tone of philosophical meditation, was, as the reader will have divined, no other than Barnaby, who, with his flag in hand, stood sentry in the little patch of sunlight at the distant door, or walked to and fro outside, singing softly to himself; and keeping time to the music of some clear church bells.