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Pronunciation: [wˈɒt͡ʃmən] (IPA)

A watchman is someone who keeps a lookout or guards a particular place or thing. Synonyms for the word "watchman" include sentinel, guard, protector, observer, lookout, and custodian. Among these synonyms, a sentinel refers to a specific type of watchman who occupies a strategic position to keep watch over an area, while a guard is typically a person employed to protect a particular place or person. The term protector implies a more active role in defending against threats, while an observer may be more passive in their monitoring role. A lookout is a term typically used in the context of maritime and aviation operations. Finally, a custodian is someone who has been entrusted with protecting and preserving a particular place or thing.

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Usage examples for Watchman

The night watchman saw nothing, heard nothing.
"The Mermaid of Druid Lake and Other Stories"
Charles Weathers Bump
The State is a mere night-watchman, and, if there were no thieves and robbers, would be a superfluity; its occupation would be gone.
"Contemporary Socialism"
John Rae
The State does not stand to industry like a watchman who guards from the outside property in which he has himself no personal concern.
"Contemporary Socialism"
John Rae

Famous quotes with Watchman

  • It's one of the tragic ironies of the theatre that only one man in it can count on steady work - the night watchman.
    Tallulah Bankhead
  • When I was in Philadelphia during the Depression in 1930 or '31, I got a very sad job as a night watchman in a garage. The cars in the garage had been abandoned by their owners, since they had lost their jobs and couldn't keep up the payments.
    Tom Glazer
  • It's one of the tragic ironies of the theatre that only one man in it can count on steady work -- the night watchman.
    Tallulah Bankhead
  • Arus saw a tall powerfully built youth, naked but for a loin-cloth, and sandals strapped high about his ankles. His skin was burned brown as by the suns of the wastelands and Arus glanced nervously at his broad shoulders, massive chest and heavy arms, A single look at the moody, broad-browed features told the watchman the man was no Nemedian. From under a mop of unruly black hair smoldered a pair of dangerous blue eyes. A long sword hung in a leather scabbard at his girdle.
    Robert E. Howard
  • The moon, full-orbed, forsakes her watery cave, And lifts her lovely head above the wave; The snowy splendours of her modest ray Stream o'er the glistening waves, and quivering play; Around her, glittering on the heaven's arched brow, Unnumbered stars, enclosed in azure, glow, Thick as the dew-drops of the April dawn, Or May-flowers crowding o'er the daisy lawn; The canvas whitens in the silvery beam, And with a mild pale-red the pendants gleam; The masts' tall shadows tremble o'er the deep; The peaceful winds a holy silence keep; The watchman's carol, echoed from the prows, Alone, at times, awakes the still repose.
    William Julius Mickle

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