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watch·tow·er

 (wŏch′tou′ər)
n.
An observation tower on which a guard or lookout is stationed to keep watch, as for enemies, for forest fires, or over prisoners.

watchtower

(ˈwɒtʃˌtaʊə)
n
(Military) a tower on which a sentry keeps watch

watch•tow•er

(ˈwɒtʃˌtaʊ ər)

n.
a tower for a sentinel.

watchtower

A tall tower for military observation, often part of a castle.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.watchtower - an observation tower for a lookout to watch over prisoners or watch for fires or enemieswatchtower - an observation tower for a lookout to watch over prisoners or watch for fires or enemies
fire tower - a watchtower where a lookout is posted to watch for fires
tower - a structure taller than its diameter; can stand alone or be attached to a larger building
Translations
بُرْج مُراقَبَه
vagttårn
őrtorony
varîturn
strážna veža
gözetleme kulesi

watchtower

[ˈwɒtʃˌtaʊəʳ] Natalaya f, torre f de vigilancia

watchtower

[ˈwɒtʃtaʊər] ntour f de guet

watchtower

[ˈwɒtʃˌtaʊəʳ] ntorre f di guardia

watch

(wotʃ) noun
1. a small instrument for telling the time by, worn on the wrist or carried in the pocket of a waistcoat etc. He wears a gold watch; a wrist-watch.
2. a period of standing guard during the night. I'll take the watch from two o'clock till six.
3. in the navy etc, a group of officers and men who are on duty at a given time. The night watch come(s) on duty soon.
verb
1. to look at (someone or something). He was watching her carefully; He is watching television.
2. to keep a lookout (for). They've gone to watch for the ship coming in; Could you watch for the postman?
3. to be careful of (someone or something). Watch (that) you don't fall off!; Watch him! He's dangerous.
4. to guard or take care of. Watch the prisoner and make sure he doesn't escape; Please watch the baby while I go shopping.
5. to wait for (a chance, opportunity etc). Watch your chance, and then run.
ˈwatcher noun
ˈwatchful adjective
alert and cautious. watchful eyes; If you are watchful you will not be robbed.
ˈwatchfully adverb
ˈwatchfulness noun
ˈwatchdog noun
a dog which guards someone's property etc. We leave a watchdog in our office at night to scare away thieves.
ˈwatchmaker noun
a person who makes and repairs watches, clocks etc.
ˈwatchman noun
(often ˌnight-ˈwatchman) a man employed to guard a building etc against thieves, especially at night. The bank-robbers shot the (night-)watchman.
ˈwatchtower noun
an old word for a tower on which a lookout is posted.
ˈwatchword noun
a motto or slogan used by members of a group of people who think (or act) alike. Let freedom be our watchword!
keep watch
to be on guard. He kept watch while the other soldiers slept.
watch one's step
to be careful what one does or says. He's in a bad mood, so watch your step and don't say anything wrong!
watch out (with for)
to be careful (of). Watch out for the cars!; Watch out! The police are coming!
watch over
to guard or take care of. The mother bird is watching over her young.
References in classic literature ?
Rounding his mouth and both his eyes, as he stepped backward from the table, the waiter shifted his napkin from his right arm to his left, dropped into a comfortable attitude, and stood surveying the guest while he ate and drank, as from an observatory or watchtower.
Don Quixote kept an eye upon her from his watchtower, and observing her costume and noting her silence, he concluded that it must be some witch or sorceress that was coming in such a guise to work him some mischief, and he began crossing himself at a great rate.
If the rim of the plateau was indeed the highest point, then why should this mighty tree not prove to be a watchtower which commanded the whole country?
How Thurid and Matai Shang were to land I could not imagine, though later I was to learn that to the level of the forest top there rises in each city of Kaol a slender watchtower which guards the Kaolians by day and by night against the secret approach of a hostile fleet.
The Spaniards built these watchtowers on the hills to enable them to keep a sharper lookout on the Moroccan speculators.
The three properties are being offered by the Watchtower Real Estate Office and are expected to sell in separate transactions.
The watchtower with its commanding position overlooking the sea controlled access to the island of Abu Dhabi and protected the settlement that had grown around the water sources discovered on the island.
Israeli soldiers stationed at the military watchtower at the entrance of the village, al-Tamimi added, opened fire on Palestinian vehicles that approached the closed entrance, forcing them to take a bypass road via the nearby village of Aboud.
They added that the soldiers, then, arrested him while he was bleeding and took him to a nearby watchtower.
Wall, Watchtower, and Pencil Stub: Writing During World War II" presents the war in its entirety, with all its force, suspense, and drama.
Construction on the fortified base and watchtower had only ended days earlier and apparently the militants were unaware it existed.
The Northstar Centre's photography group will show off their work at the Watchtower Gallery in Berwick at a free event running until Friday, November 14.