Watch vs. Clock

Watch vs. Clock — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Watch and Clock

Watchnoun

A portable or wearable timepiece.

More people today carry a watch on their wrists than in their pockets.

Clocknoun

An instrument used to measure or keep track of time; a non-portable timepiece.

Watchnoun

The act of guarding and observing someone or something.

Clocknoun

(British) The odometer of a motor vehicle.

This car has over 300,000 miles on the clock.

Watchnoun

A particular time period when guarding is kept.

The second watch of the night began at midnight.

Clocknoun

(electronics) An electrical signal that synchronizes timing among digital circuits of semiconductor chips or modules.

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Watchnoun

A person or group of people who guard.

The watch stopped the travelers at the city gates.

Clocknoun

The seed head of a dandelion.

Watchnoun

The post or office of a watchman; also, the place where a watchman is posted, or where a guard is kept.

Clocknoun

A time clock.

I can't go off to lunch yet: I'm still on the clock.We let the guys use the shop's tools and equipment for their own projects as long as they're off the clock.

Watchnoun

(nautical) A group of sailors and officers aboard a ship or shore station with a common period of duty: starboard watch, port watch.

Clocknoun

A CPU clock cycle, or T-state.

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Watchnoun

(nautical) A period of time on duty, usually four hours in length; the officers and crew who tend the working of a vessel during the same watch. (FM 55–501).

Clocknoun

A pattern near the heel of a sock or stocking.

Watchnoun

The act of seeing, or viewing, for a period of time.

Clockverb

(transitive) To measure the duration of.

Watchverb

(transitive) To look at, see, or view for a period of time.

Watching the clock will not make time go faster.I'm tired of watching TV.

Clockverb

(transitive) To measure the speed of.

He was clocked at 155 miles per hour.

Watchverb

(transitive) To observe over a period of time; to notice or pay attention.

Watch this!Put a little baking soda in some vinegar and watch what happens.

Clockverb

To hit (someone) heavily.

When the boxer let down his guard, his opponent clocked him.

Watchverb

(transitive) To mind, attend, or guard.

Please watch my suitcase for a minute.He has to watch the kids that afternoon.

Clockverb

(slang) To take notice of; to realise; to recognize someone or something

Clock the wheels on that car!He finally clocked that there were no more cornflakes.A trans person may be able to easily clock other trans people.

Watchverb

(transitive) To be wary or cautious of.

You should watch that guy. He has a reputation for lying.

Clockverb

To falsify the reading of the odometer of a vehicle.

I don't believe that car has done only 40,000 miles. It's been clocked.

Watchverb

(transitive) To attend to dangers to or regarding.

watch your head;watch your stepWatch yourself when you talk to him.Watch what you say.

Clockverb

To beat a video game.

Have you clocked that game yet?

Watchverb

(intransitive) To remain awake with a sick or dying person; to maintain a vigil.

Clockverb

(transitive) To ornament (e.g. the side of a stocking) with figured work.

Watchverb

(intransitive) To be vigilant or on one's guard.

For some must watch, while some must sleep: So runs the world away.

Clockverb

To make the sound of a hen; to cluck.

Watchverb

(intransitive) To act as a lookout.

Clockverb

To hatch.

Watchverb

To serve the purpose of a watchman by floating properly in its place.

Clocknoun

a timepiece that shows the time of day

Watchverb

To be awake.

Clockverb

measure the time or duration of an event or action or the person who performs an action in a certain period of time;

he clocked the runners

Watchnoun

a small portable timepiece

Watchnoun

a period of time (4 or 2 hours) during which some of a ship's crew are on duty

Watchnoun

a purposeful surveillance to guard or observe

Watchnoun

the period during which someone (especially a guard) is on duty

Watchnoun

a person employed to watch for something to happen

Watchnoun

a devotional watch (especially on the eve of a religious festival)

Watchverb

look attentively;

watch a basketball game

Watchverb

follow with the eyes or the mind;

Keep an eye on the baby, please!The world is watching SarajevoShe followed the men with the binoculars

Watchverb

see or watch;

view a show on televisionThis program will be seen all over the worldview an exhibitionCatch a show on Broadwaysee a movie

Watchverb

observe with attention;

They watched as the murderer was executed

Watchverb

be vigilant, be on the lookout, be on one's guard, be careful;

Watch out for pickpockets!

Watchverb

observe or determine by looking;

Watch how the dog chases the cats away

Watchverb

find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort;

I want to see whether she speaks FrenchSee whether it worksfind out if he speaks RussianCheck whether the train leaves on time