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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 ?
And it is much to be deplored that the place to which you devote so considerable a portion of the whole term of your natural life, should be so sadly destitute of anything approaching to a cosy inhabitiveness, or adapted to breed a comfortable localness of feeling, such as pertains to a bed, a hammock, a hearse, a sentry box, a pulpit, a coach, or any other of those small and snug contrivances in which men temporarily isolate themselves.
At dawn the sentry on watch in the corral came into the cave and reported a moving black mass under the horizon, and a faint sound which he thought to be military music.
Huck stood sentry and Tom felt his way into the alley.
I sought no shelter, therefore, but the sky; and toiling into Chatham, - which, in that night's aspect, is a mere dream of chalk, and drawbridges, and mastless ships in a muddy river, roofed like Noah's arks, - crept, at last, upon a sort of grass-grown battery overhanging a lane, where a sentry was walking to and fro.
Tired though we all were, two were sent out for firewood; two more were set to dig a grave for Redruth; the doctor was named cook; I was put sentry at the door; and the captain himself went from one to another, keeping up our spirits and lending a hand wherever it was wanted.
I was carried to a convenient lodging with a sentry placed at the door; however, I had the liberty of a large garden, and was treated with humanity enough, being maintained all the time at the king's charge.
She was as heroic and immovable in her high-necked chemisette as a sentry in his box.
As I gained my feet I was confronted by the sentry on duty, into the muzzle of whose revolver I found myself looking.
His reverie was broken in upon by the voice of a sentry summoning a non-commissioned officer.
And will you engage not to do any harm to the sentry, except as a last resort?
Grimaud had made himself a kind of sentry box out of a hollow willow, and as they drew near he put his head out and gave a low whistle.
Bennett fidgeted with impatience, and suggested calling a sentry to evict the fakir.