watchtower

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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 ?
There follow excellent parables; as that, she gathereth strength in going; that she goeth upon the ground, and yet hideth her head in the clouds; that in the daytime she sitteth in a watch tower, and flieth most by night; that she mingleth things done, with things not done; and that she is a terror to great cities.
He stated that the DC in capacity as land acquisition collector (LAC) had issued the notification for public purpose of construction of a watch tower at Pehlawan Pul, Tehkal Payan and the land of the petitioners was illegally and forcibly occupied.
The Guinsiliban Moro Watch Tower, located at Barangay North Poblacion, Guinsiliban, is believed to have once been part of a larger structure very similar to a typical fortress, based on the description of locals who have seen the old kota (fort) before the construction of the present day Gabaldon Building or the Guinsiliban Central School.
In addition to the police watch tower, surveillance cameras were set up at almost every corner and street in and around the Old City to monitor all activity.
Barnes was also present at Tuesday's turnover of the Punta Cruz Watch Tower.
According to Watch Tower, Russia's Ministry of Justice filed a claim on March 15 with the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation to label the Administrative Center of Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia as extremist and liquidate it.
The watch tower carried a guide price of between PS90,000 and PS100,000 and was bought by a local businessman.
In the first phase four beach watch towers will installed in Clifton in the next 45 days followed by one emergency response center.
Jack Taylor Holmes, from the security firm, said: "He was in the watch tower to observe the area and watch out for any insurgents and he was armed with an M14 rifle.
But the 32-storey Heuston Gate Tower will rise to 386ft, and the Watch Tower in the Docklands will be 390ft.
He was hit in the neck while checking a watch tower. He leaves wife Angela, 42, and sisters Carole, 42, and Helen, 48.
But as site operator Peter Anthony Mosier asks, "How can accurate quotes from the Watch Tower's publication possibly embarrass the Watch Tower?"