sentinel


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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.
A German sentinel barred the way to her, and announced, in his own language, that no strangers were admitted.
A sentinel at each end of the bridge stood with his rifle in the position known as "support," that is to say, vertical in front of the left shoulder, the hammer resting on the forearm thrown straight across the chest -- a formal and unnatural position, enforcing an erect carriage of the body.
A single sentinel in the rear of the building barred the way.
The Custom House stood at a little distance down King Street, nearly where the Suffolk Bank now stands, and a sentinel was continually pacing before its front.
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.
About fifty paces off, another man, also appareled as a cavalier, was talking to a Scotch sentinel, and, though a foreigner, he seemed to understand without much difficulty the answers given in the broad Perthshire dialect.
By dint of entreaties, threats, commands, he succeeded in inducing a sentinel to speak to one of the subalterns, who went and told the major.
The balance of them, with the exception of a single sentinel beside the gate, had re-entered the building from which they had been summoned.
Then he paused, leaned upon his gun, and seemed to doze; dropped slowly down, overpowered with slumber, and finally lay flat, with his gun beside him, a faithless little sentinel.
On a rock which overlooked the track, showing out dark and plain against the sky, there stood a solitary sentinel.
cried Heyward, advancing from the shadow of the trees to the shore of the pond, within a few yards of the sentinel.