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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 ?
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.
They rode through the village of Rykonty, past tethered French hussar horses, past sentinels and men who saluted their colonel and stared with curiosity at a Russian uniform, and came out at the other end of the village.
As he was approaching from the rear he found it but lightly guarded and what sentinels there were, were not upon the alert, and so it was an easy thing for him to enter after darkness had fallen and prowl about listening at the backs of tents, searching for some clew to the slayer of his mate.
The venerable councillors could not assemble to consult about the welfare of the province without being challenged by sentinels and passing among the bayonets of the British soldiers.
The moon, which was partially obscured by heavy clouds, now and then lit up the muskets of the sentinels, or silvered the walls, the roofs, and the spires of the town that Charles I.
As Turan proceeded along the avenue he passed other sentries beside other doors but now he gave them small heed, since they neither challenged nor otherwise outwardly noted his passing; but while at nearly every turn of the erratic avenue he passed one or more of these silent sentinels he could not guess that he had passed one of them many times and that his every move was watched by silent, clever stalkers.
"We are through the line of sentinels. Everything depends on speed.
You see, we are, too obviously within the sentinels of the enemy; what course do you propose to follow?"
A Mastiff, dressed in a scarlet collar, and carrying a musket, was pacing up and down, like a sentinel, in front of the entrance.
A German sentinel barred the way to her, and announced, in his own language, that no strangers were admitted.
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.
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.