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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 ?
Huck stood sentry and Tom felt his way into the alley.
The subject of this dialogue and of these concluding remarks, which were uttered in a tone of philosophical meditation, was, as the reader will have divined, no other than Barnaby, who, with his flag in hand, stood sentry in the little patch of sunlight at the distant door, or walked to and fro outside, singing softly to himself; and keeping time to the music of some clear church bells.
Presently she sailed by a large cherry-orchard, where was a little cottage with curious red and blue windows; it was thatched, and before it two wooden soldiers stood sentry, and presented arms when anyone went past.
He then began operations on the safe, revealed by me behind its folding screen of books, while I stood sentry on the threshold.
The gunmen, under his command, stood sentry around the derelict alleyways leading into the camp.