Meaning of “watch” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /wɒtʃ/
Extra Examples
My watch loses ten minutes every day.I've searched my bedroom but I can't find my watch.He glanced at his watch.Repairing a watch is very fiddly.People starting shuffling their feet and looking at their watches.

A1 a small clock on a strap that you fasten round your wrist (= lower arm):

I don't wear a watch.
ATTENTION [ U, no plural ]

If you keep a watch on something or someone, you watch or give attention to them, especially to make sure nothing bad happens:

We're keeping a close watch on the situation.

(Definition of “watch noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)