Vojnik na straži, čuvar nekog objekta.
ETYM Cf. Old Fren. award, awart, esgart. Related to Award.
1. A grant made by a law court; SYN. awarding.
2. A tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; SYN. accolade, honor, honour, laurels.
Guardian, custodian or keeper, especially of convents or monasteries
ETYM Old Fren. guarde, French garde; of German origin; cf. Old High Germ. wart, marto, one who watches, mata a watching, Goth. wardja watchman. Related to Guard.
1. A person who keeps watch over something or someone.
2. A group of men who escort and protect some important person; SYN. bodyguard.
3. A device or principle designed to prevent injury or other harm; SYN. safety.
4. A position on a basketball team.
A soldier who is a member of a unit called 'the guard' or 'guards'.
ETYM French piquet, properly dim. of pique spear, pike. Related to Pike, Piquet.
1. A detachment of troops guarding an army from surprise attack.
2. A protester posted by a labor organization outside a place of work.
3. A vehicle performing sentinel duty.
4. A wooden strip forming part of a fence; SYN. pale.
Sinonimi: redcap | Pullman porter
1. A person employed to carry luggage and supplies.
2. A railroad employee who assists passengers (especially on sleeping cars); SYN. redcap, Pullman porter.
ETYM French sentinelle (cf. Italian sentinella); probably originally, a litle path, the sentinel's beat, and a dim. of a word meaning, path; cf. French sente path. Latin semita; and Old Fren. sentine, sentele, senteret, diminutive words. Related to Sentry.
1. One who watches or guards.
2. A soldier set to guard an army, camp, or other place.
ETYM Probably from Old Fren. senteret a little patch; cf. French sentier path, and Old Fren. sente. Related to Sentinel.
A soldier set to guard and entrance; a sentinel.
ETYM Old Fren. waite, guaite, gaite, French guet watch, watching, guard, from Old High Germ. wahta. Related to Wait.
The act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something); SYN. waiting.
One that causes to waken.
ETYM Old Eng. wardein, Old Fren. wardein, gardein, gardain, French gardien. Related to Guardian, and Ward guard.
The chief official in charge of a prison; SYN. warder.
Kind of pear used in cooking.
1. Watchman, porter.
2. (British) Warden; a prison guard.
ETYM Old Eng. wacche, as. waecce, from wacian to wake; akin to Dutch wacht, waak, German wacht, wache. Related to Wake.
(Irregular plural: watches).
1. A small portable timepiece; SYN. ticker.
2. A purposeful surveillance to guard or observe; SYN. vigil.
3. A period of time (4 or 2 hours) during which some of a ship's crew are on duty.
4. The period during which someone (especially a guard) is on duty.
Portable timepiece. In the early 20th century increasing miniaturization, mass production, and, in World War I, the advantages of the wristband led to the watch moving from the pocket to the wrist. Watches were also subsequently made waterproof, antimagnetic, self-winding, and shock-resistant. In 1957 the electric watch was developed, and in the 1970s came the digital watch, which dispensed with all moving parts.
Traditional mechanical watches with analog dials (hands) are based on the invention by Peter Henlein (1480–1542) of the mainspring as the energy store. By 1675 the invention of the balance spring allowed watches to be made small enough to move from waist to pocket. By the 18th century pocket-watches were accurate, and by the 20th century wristwatches were introduced. In the 1950s battery-run electromagnetic watches were developed; in the 1960s electronic watches were marketed, which use the piezoelectric oscillations of a quartz crystal to mark time and an electronic circuit to drive the hands. In the 1970s quartz watches without moving parts were developed—the solid-state watch with a display of digits. Some include a tiny calculator and such functions as date, alarm, stopwatch, and reminder beeps.
One that watches.
Sinonimi: watcher | security guard
(Irregular plural: watchmen).
A guard who keeps watch; SYN. watcher, security guard.