Watch paper, an old-fashioned ornament for the inside of a watch case, made of paper cut in some fanciful design, as a vase with flowers, etc.Watch tackle (Naut.), a small, handy purchase, consisting of a tailed double block, and a single block with a hook.

(Watch) v. i. [Cf. AS. wœccan, wacian. &radic134. See Watch, n., Wake, v. i. ]

1. To be awake; to be or continue without sleep; to wake; to keep vigil.

I have two nights watched with you.

Couldest thou not watch one hour ?
Mark xiv. 37.

2. To be attentive or vigilant; to give heed; to be on the lookout; to keep guard; to act as sentinel.

Take ye heed, watch and pray.
Mark xiii. 33.

The Son gave signal high
To the bright minister that watched.

3. To be expectant; to look with expectation; to wait; to seek opportunity.

My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning.
Ps. cxxx. 6.

4. To remain awake with any one as nurse or attendant; to attend on the sick during the night; as, to watch with a man in a fever.

5. (Naut.) To serve the purpose of a watchman by floating properly in its place; — said of a buoy.

To watch over, to be cautiously observant of; to inspect, superintend, and guard.

(Watch), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Watched ; p. pr. & vb. n. Watching.]

1. To give heed to; to observe the actions or motions of, for any purpose; to keep in view; not to lose from sight and observation; as, to watch the progress of a bill in the legislature.

Saul also sent messengers unto David's house to watch him, and to slay him.
1 Sam. xix. 11

I must cool a little, and watch my opportunity.

In lazy mood I watched the little circles die.

2. To tend; to guard; to have in keeping.

And flaming ministers, to watch and tend
Their earthy charge.

Paris watched the flocks in the groves of Ida.

(Watch"dog`) n. A dog kept to watch and guard premises or property, and to give notice of the approach of intruders.

(Watch"er) n. One who watches; one who sits up or continues; a diligent observer; specifically, one who attends upon the sick during the night.

(Watch"es) n. pl. (Bot.) The leaves of Saracenia flava. See Trumpets.

meetings lasting until after midnight.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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