sentry

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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 ?
The lively notes of the guard's key-bugle vibrate in the clear cold air, and wake up the old gentleman inside, who, carefully letting down the window-sash half-way, and standing sentry over the air, takes a short peep out, and then carefully pulling it up again, informs the other inside that they're going to change directly; on which the other inside wakes himself up, and determines to postpone his next nap until after the stoppage.
-Museum of the American Revolution: Standing sentry on a prime corner lot, across from Independence Park, the Robert A.M.
Uncle Sam is catching all the action standing sentry
Completed in 1979, it was for 20 years the tallest building in the emirate, standing sentry at the apex of the Sheikh Zayed Road, its back to the palaces of Za'abeel, and looking out to Abu Dhabi, the old port and the trading districts by the creek.