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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 ?
He started, on catching sight of the children, and came forwards to meet them, keeping his musket pointed straight at Bruno, who stood quite still, though he turned pale and kept tight hold of Sylvie's hand, while the Sentinel walked solemnly round and round them, and looked at them from all points of view.
Leaving the new arrivals in the centre of the Saloon, the Sentinel advanced to a door, at the further end of it, which bore an inscription, painted on it in Doggee, "Royal Kennel--scratch and Yell.
He turned to the sentinel and added in German, "Draw the curtain again; and if the woman persists, put her back into this room with your own hand.
The ape-man stood so concealed in a clump of bushes that he could watch the interior of the room without being seen from within, while he was at the same time hidden from the view of anyone who might chance to pass along the post of the sentinel he had slain.
The camp fires gradually died away; all was dark and silent; the sentinel stationed to watch the horses had marched as far, and supped as heartily as any of his companions, and while they snored, he began to nod at his post.
As the town clock of Newcastle struck one the sleeper awoke, and with all the gestures of a man rousing himself out of deep sleep he looked attentively about him; perceiving that he was alone he rose and making a little circuit passed close to the cavalier who was speaking to the sentinel.
Fouquet gained ground, regardless of the cries of the man, who, however, having at last come up with Fouquet, called out to the sentinel of the second gate, "Look out, look out, sentinel
The sentinel awakes, sees what has happened, and gives himself up for lost.
cried Heyward, advancing from the shadow of the trees to the shore of the pond, within a few yards of the sentinel.
But he was stopped short by a presented musket and the cry of the sentinel.
Beyond one of the sentinels nobody was in sight; the railroad ran straight away into a forest for a hundred yards, then, curving, was lost to view.
But instead of that, at the next village the sentinels of Davout's infantry corps detained him as the pickets of the vanguard had done, and an adjutant of the corps commander, who was fetched, conducted him into the village to Marshal Davout.