Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “watch list”

watch list

noun [C]
 
 
COMMERCE, FINANCE
a list of companies, investments, etc. whose activity is being closely followed, for example because there may be problems in the future: The fund appears on a watch list of investments. place/put sth on a watch list
a list of companies, people, etc. whose activity is being closely examined to check that they are not doing something illegal: an FBI/terrorist watch list A passenger was ordered off the flight because his name appeared on the FBI's watch list.
(Definition of watch list from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of watch list?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

ellipsis

a situation in which words are left out of a sentence but the sentence can still be understood

Word of the Day

Euphemisms (Words used to Avoid Offending People)

by Kate Woodford,
March 04, 2015
​​​ We recently looked at the language that we use to describe lies and lying. One area of lying that we considered was ‘being slightly dishonest, or not speaking the complete truth’. One reason for not speaking the complete truth is to avoid saying something that might upset or offend people. Words and

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More