Definition of Stand watch

1. Verb. Watch over so as to protect. "The jewels over which they kept guard were stolen"

Exact synonyms: Keep Guard, Stand Guard, Stand Sentinel
Generic synonyms: Guard



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stand Watch

stand one's ground
stand out
stand pat
stand sentinel
stand someone in good stead
stand still
stand stock still
stand tall
stand the test of time
stand to
stand to reason
stand up
stand up against
stand up for
stand up to
stand watch (current term)
standage
standages
standalone
standard
standard-bearer
standard-bearers
standard-wing
standard-wings
standard atmosphere
standard candle
standard candles
standard cell
standard deviation
standard deviations

Literary usage of Stand watch

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Notes of a Voyage to California Via Cape Horn: Together with Scenes in El by Samuel Curtis Upham (1878)
"... method of obtaining fresh grub at sea—Double Cape Horn—Boxing the compass—Passengers volunteer to stand watch—Capture of an albatross. Tuesday, April 3. ..."

2. Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute by United States Naval Institute (1899)
"The three seamen who stand watch in the steering engine-room at sea, including the one who has charge of it, would preferably ..."

3. Berwick-upon-Tweed: The History of the Town and Guild by John Scott (1888)
"Also yf there be any person of the stand watch that suffereth at any time ... watch to come to the stand watch except the search speak the watchword first, ..."

4. Handy Book for the Aid and Instruction of the Enlisted Men in the Engineer by Bruce Richardson Ware (1915)
"An oiler and two or threa firemen are detailed to stand watch on the ice machines. ... Firemen stand watch on the evaporating and distilling plant. ..."

5. A Source-book of Military Law and War-time Legislation by John Henry Wigmore (1919)
"In this case he was on an army transport and peril from submarines existed when he refused to stand watch. The captain in charge of the vessel had, ..."

6. A Source-book of Military Law and War-time Legislation by John Henry Wigmore (1919)
"In this case he was on an army transport and peril from submarines existed when he refused to stand watch. The captain in charge of the vessel had, ..."

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