from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A guard, especially a soldier posted at a given spot to prevent the passage of unauthorized persons.
- n. The duty of a sentry; watch.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A guard, particularly on duty at the entrance to a military base.
- n. Sentry duty; time spent being a sentry.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A soldier placed on guard; a sentinel.
- n. Guard; watch, as by a sentinel.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A place of watch; a watch-tower.
- n. Watch; guard: same as sentinel, 1.
- n. One stationed as a guard: same as sentinel, 2.
- Acting as a sentry; watching.
- n. Same as centry, center.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event
It was pitch dark, so I called the sentry and told him some one was hurt.
In a loud voice he called the sentry who was pacing below; and in a moment the man appeared in answer to that summons.
"There he go back and forrards, doing what he call his sentry go.
I recalled the sentry's warm blood running over my hands and guiltily, reflexively wiped them on my cloak.
With his "inquisitive mind" and his "failing for romance," the sentry is a fantasy version of the short-sighted poet, who repeatedly tried to enlist during World War I and once almost succeeded by memorizing the eye chart.
The sentry was a husky woman who held the rank of corporal.
Bennett fidgeted with impatience, and suggested calling a sentry to evict the fakir.
The sentry was a grenadier; please note the accuracy of detail which should dispel any doubt as to the truth of the story -- the grenadier touch is especially convincing.
"Who goes there?" called the sentry at the sound of approaching footsteps.
Then calling the sentry, I gave him a drink and a cigar, and stepping out into the hall, I began my usual march around through the upper rooms of the barracks.