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watch·man

 (wŏch′mən)
n.
One who is employed to stand guard or keep watch.

watchman

(ˈwɒtʃmən)
n, pl -men
1. (Building) a person employed to guard buildings or property
2. (formerly) a man employed to patrol or guard the streets at night

watch•man

(ˈwɒtʃ mən)

n., pl. -men.
1. a person who keeps guard over a building at night.
2. (formerly) a person who guards or patrols the streets at night.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.watchman - a guard who keeps watchwatchman - a guard who keeps watch    
private security force, security force - a privately employed group hired to protect the security of a business or industry
bank guard - a security guard at a bank
fire watcher - (during World War II in Britain) someone whose duty was to watch for fires caused by bombs dropped from the air
guard - a person who keeps watch over something or someone
lookout, lookout man, picket, scout, sentinel, sentry, spotter, watch - a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event
night watchman - a watchman who works during the night
patroller - someone on patrol duty; an individual or a member of a group that patrols an area
port watcher, portwatcher - a watchman on a wharf

watchman

noun guard, security guard, security man, custodian, caretaker He worked for ten years as a watchman in a factory.
Translations
حارِس، خَفير
hlídač
vagtvagtmand
varîmaîur, næturvörîur, vaktmaîur
nočni čuvaj

watchman

[ˈwɒtʃmən] N (watchmen (pl)) (= security guard) → guardián m, vigilante m (also night watchman) (in factory) → vigilante m nocturno; (in street) → sereno m

watchman

[ˈwɒtʃmən] n (= guard) → gardien m (also night watchman) → veilleur m de nuitwatch stem n (US)remontoir m

watchman

[ˈwɒtʃmən] n (-men (pl)) → guardiano

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 ?
*The watchmen in Germany, had formerly, and in some places they still carry with them, on their rounds at night, a sort of mace or club, known in ancient times by the above denomination.
They've robbed my beds, torn down my signs, terrorized my watchmen, and last year killed one of them.
Taft's watchmen and a posse of constables, to help us at the right time.
But the Centipede, the Porpoise, Barchi, and Skilling took the lead, and followed by the rest of us, at least thirty men in half as many boats, rowed right up to the watchmen.
The watchmen wisely retreated before so overwhelming a force, and rowed their boat along the channel toward where the shore should be.
He would stand still for hours: but never sat or leaned; his wan but wondrous eyes did plainly say --We two watchmen never rest.
Ball made about $45 for his creation, while the new Watchmen movie, which prominently displays the smiley face, is estimated to be at $100 million.
WATCHMEN opens next Friday and is the most stylish movie I've seen since The Matrix - it leaves you with the same feeling of awe.
Reading Watchmen today is like recounting frightening prophecy that threatens to fulfill itself again and again.
Summary: Heroes of the action movie Watchmen have graced the red carpet in London for the film's world premiere.
Comic book tans of all stripes are eagerly awaiting your film version of Alan Moore's darkly deeonstructed seminal 1986 comic book series Watchmen. and we know there will be plenty of sticklers looking for costume and casting precision and story line tweaks.
The building watchmen double up as landlords and collect rents on a monthly basis in addition to their rental commission.