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    • US Pronunciation
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    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sen-tree]
    • /ˈsɛn tri/
    • /ˈsen.tri/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sen-tree]
    • /ˈsɛn tri/

Definitions of sentries word

  • noun plural sentries a soldier stationed at a place to stand guard and prevent the passage of unauthorized persons, watch for fires, etc., especially a sentinel stationed at a pass, gate, opening in a defense work, or the like. 1
  • noun plural sentries a member of a guard or watch. 1

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Origin of sentries

First appearance:

before 1605
One of the 40% oldest English words
1605-15; short for sentrinel, variant of sentinel

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Parts of speech for Sentries


sentries popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 87% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 51% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

sentries usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for sentries

noun sentries

  • chasers — Plural form of chaser.
  • doorkeepers — Plural form of doorkeeper.
  • flagmen — Plural form of flagman.
  • gatekeepers — Plural form of gatekeeper.
  • guards — to keep safe from harm or danger; protect; watch over: to guard the ruler.

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