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watch fire

watch fire
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [woch fahyuh r]
    • /wɒtʃ faɪər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [woch fahyuh r]
    • /wɒtʃ faɪər/

Definitions of watch fire words

  • noun watch fire a fire maintained during the night as a signal and for providing light and warmth for guards. 1
  • noun watch fire a fire kept burning at night as a signal or for warmth and light by a person keeping watch 0
  • noun watch fire a fire kept burning at night as a signal or for the use of those staying awake to watch, or guard 0

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Origin of watch fire

First appearance:

before 1795
One of the 43% newest English words
First recorded in 1795-1805

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Watch fire

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

watch fire popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 42% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 52% 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.

watch fire usage trend in Literature

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