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watch and ward

watch and ward
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [woch and wawrd]
    • /wɒtʃ ænd wɔrd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [woch and wawrd]
    • /wɒtʃ ænd wɔrd/

Definitions of watch and ward words

  • noun watch and ward a continuous watch or vigil, by or as by night and by day, especially for the purpose of guarding. 1
  • noun watch and ward the act of watching as a sentinel 0

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Origin of watch and ward

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400

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Parts of speech for Watch and ward

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

watch and ward popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 31% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

watch and ward usage trend in Literature

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