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.
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watchtower

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

(ˈwɒtʃˌtaʊ ər)

n.
a tower for a sentinel.
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watchtower

A tall tower for military observation, often part of a castle.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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
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Translations
بُرْج مُراقَبَه
vagttårn
őrtorony
varîturn
strážna veža
gözetleme kulesi

watchtower

[ˈwɒtʃˌtaʊəʳ] Natalaya f, torre f de vigilancia
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watchtower

[ˈwɒtʃtaʊər] ntour f de guet
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

watchtower

[ˈwɒtʃˌtaʊəʳ] ntorre f di guardia
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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.
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