Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To surpass in watching; watch longer than; observe till the object watched disappears.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To exceed in watching.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To watch more than someone else
  • verb To maintain a vigil beyond the end

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Resuming his spectacles, and wrapped in his cloak, he occasionally sallied forth upon a kind of outwatch or reconnoitring expedition — restricting himself, however, to the immediate neighborhood, and never going quite out of sight of his house.

    The International Monthly Magazine - Volume V - No II

  • Resuming his spectacles, and wrapped in his cloak, he occasionally sallied forth upon a kind of outwatch or reconnoitring expedition, -- restricting himself, however, to the immediate neighbourhood, and never going quite out of sight of his house.

    My Novel — Volume 09

  • Resuming his spectacles, and wrapped in his cloak, he occasionally sallied forth upon a kind of outwatch or reconnoitring expedition, -- restricting himself, however, to the immediate neighbourhood, and never going quite out of sight of his house.

    My Novel — Complete

  • Astronomer Royal nightly outwatch the winking stars.

    Our Mutual Friend

  • It seemed to be a trial between them, which could outwatch the other.

    John Caldigate

  • As of old, when friends stayed with him he never wanted to go to bed, and they, too, listening to his learned, animated and piquant talk, were quite content to outwatch the Bear.

    The Life of Sir Richard Burton

  • This done, Stuart and his men prepared to "outwatch the stars."

    LEE’S LIEUTENANTS

  • This done, Stuart and his men prepared to "outwatch the stars."

    LEE’S LIEUTENANTS

  • This done, Stuart and his men prepared to “outwatch the stars.”

    Lee’s Lieutenants

  • This done, Stuart and his men prepared to “outwatch the stars.”

    Lee’s Lieutenants

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