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Definitions of sentinel

  1. a person employed to watch for something to happen Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. One who watches or guards; specifically (Mil.), a soldier set to guard an army, camp, or other place, from surprise, to observe the approach of danger, and give notice of it; a sentry. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Watch; guard. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To watch over like a sentinel. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To furnish with a sentinel; to place under the guard of a sentinel or sentinels. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A marine crab (Podophthalmus vigil) native of the Indian Ocean, remarkable for the great length of its eyestalks; - called also sentinel crab. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. One who watches or guards, especially a soldier on guard at a camp or fort. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. One who keeps watch by pacing to and fro a little path: a sentry. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. A soldier on guard. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. A soldier on guard; a watchman. sentry. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. One who watches or keeps guard; a sentry. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. A marine crab Podophthalmus vigil native of the Indian Ocean, remarkable for the great length of its eyestalks; -- called also sentinel crab. mso.anu.edu.au
  13. A marine crab (Podophthalmus vigil) native of the Indian Ocean, remarkable for the great length of its eyestalks; called also sentinel crab. dictgcide_fs
  14. sen'ti-nel, n. a soldier or soldier-marine at a point with the duty of watching for the approach of an enemy, or guarding the gun-park, camp, magazine, or other locality: a sentry.--adj. acting as a sentinel.--v.t. to watch over, as a sentinel.--adj. SEN'TINELLED, furnished with a sentinel.--SENTINEL CRAB, a crab of the Indian Ocean with long eye-stalks. [Fr. sentinelle--It. sentinella, a watch, prob. the L. sentinator, one who pumps bilge-water out of a ship--sentina, the hold of a ship. Others explain Fr. sentinelle as a dim. of sentier, a path--Low L. semitarius--L. semita, a footpath.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  15. Soldier posted to keep guard (cf. foll.); (also s.-crab) Indian-ocean crab with long eye-stalks. (Vb) keep guard over or in (poet.); station ss. at or in (rare). [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  16. n. [French, Latin ] A soldier set to watch or guard an army, camp, or another place, from surprise. Cabinet Dictionary
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