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sen·try

 (sĕn′trē)
n. pl. sen·tries
1. A guard, especially a soldier posted at a given spot to prevent the passage of unauthorized persons.
2. The duty of a sentry; watch.

[Perhaps alteration of obsolete sentrinel, variant of sentinel.]

sentry

(ˈsɛntrɪ)
n, pl -tries
1. (Military) a soldier who guards or prevents unauthorized access to a place, keeps watch for danger, etc
2. (Military) the watch kept by a sentry
[C17: perhaps shortened from obsolete centrinel, C16 variant of sentinel]

sen•try

(ˈsɛn tri)

n., pl. -tries.
a guard, esp., a soldier stationed to prevent unauthorized passage.
[1605–15; short for sentrinel, variant of sentinel]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sentry - a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated eventsentry - a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event
security guard, watchman, watcher - a guard who keeps watch

sentry

noun guard, watch, lookout, picket, watchman, sentinel The sentry would not let her enter.

sentry

noun
A person or special body of persons assigned to provide protection or keep watch over, for example:
Translations
خَفير، حارِس
hlídkastráž
vagtpost
varîmaîur
sargybinio būdelė
sardzesargkareivis
straža

sentry

[ˈsentrɪ]
A. Ncentinela mf, guardia mf
B. CPD sentry box Ngarita f de centinela
sentry duty N to be on sentry dutyestar de guardia
sentry go Nturno m de centinela
to be on sentry goestar de guardia

sentry

[ˈsɛntri] nsentinelle fsentry box nguérite fsentry duty n
to be on sentry duty → être de faction

sentry

nWache f, → Wachtposten m; to be on sentry dutyauf Wache sein

sentry

:
sentry box
nWachhäuschen nt
sentry go
n (Mil) → Wachdienst m

sentry

[ˈsɛntrɪ] nsentinella

sentry

(ˈsentri) plural ˈsentries noun
a soldier or other person on guard to stop anyone who has no right to enter, pass etc. The entrance was guarded by two sentries.
ˈsentry-box noun
a small shelter for a sentry.
ˈsentry watchneighborhood watch
References in classic literature ?
He besides found traces of the cats, their footmarks and hairs left behind on the battle-field; to guard, therefore, in future against a similar outrage, he gave orders that henceforth one of the under gardeners should sleep in the garden in a sentry-box near the flower-beds.
Man may, in effect, be said to look out on the world from a sentry-box with two joined sashes for his window.
He is concealed in his sentry-box, and the fishermen do not see him; but he follows them with interest; he divines them; he calls them; he attracts them into the way to the port.
The old lady's hearing decidedly improved and the unlucky Miller felt as much out of his element as a dolphin in a sentry-box.
Some said with confidence that she had gone down to the docks in male attire, and had become a female sailor; others darkly whispered that she had enlisted as a private in the second regiment of Foot Guards, and had been seen in uniform, and on duty, to wit, leaning on her musket and looking out of a sentry-box in St james's Park, one evening.