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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Watch·ful a. Full of watch; vigilant; attentive; careful to observe closely; observant; cautious; -- with of before the thing to be regulated or guarded; as, to be watchful of one's behavior; and with against before the thing to be avoided; as, to be watchful against the growth of vicious habits.  “Many a watchful night.” --Shak. “Happy watchful shepherds.” --Milton.
    'Twixt prayer and watchful love his heart dividing.   --Keble.
 Syn: -- Vigilant; attentive; cautious; observant; circumspect; wakeful; heedful.
 -- Watch*ful*ly, adv. -- Watch*ful*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the process of paying close and continuous attention [syn: vigilance,
      2: vigilant attentiveness; "he keeps a weather eye open for
         trouble" [syn: vigilance, weather eye]