Science / Weather / Watch: A forecast issued well in advance of a severe weather event to alert the public of the possibility of a particular hazard, such as tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, flash and river floods, winter storms, or heavy snows.

Other Words for Watch

Watch Noun Synonyms: vigil, surveillance, observation, lookout
Watch Adjective Synonyms: observe, regard, look at, gaze at or on, take in, contemplate
Watch Verb Synonyms: sentry, sentinel, guard, watchman

Hurricane Watch

Science / Weather / Hurricane Watch: A formal advisory issued by forecasters at the National Hurricane Center when they have determined that hurricane conditions are a potential threat to a coastal area or group of islands within a 24 to MORE

Credit Watch

Business / Finance / Credit Watch: A not-for-profit institution that is operated as a cooperative and offers financial services such as low-interest loans, to its members. MORE

Shark Watcher

Business / Finance / Shark Watcher: Often used in risk arbitrage. Firm specializing in the early detection of takeover activity. Such a firm, whose primary business is usually the solicitation of proxies for client corporations, monitor MORE

Watch List

Business / Finance / Watch List: An asset that has a limited life and thus decreases in value (depreciates) over time. Also applies to consumed assets, such as oil or gas, and termed 'depletion.' MORE

Stock Watcher (NYSE)

Business / Finance / Stock Watcher (NYSE): A letter designation assigned to securities and mutual funds that trade on U.S. financial exchanges. MORE

Visual Average Speed Computer And Recorder (VASCAR)

Technology / Radar / Visual Average Speed Computer And Recorder (VASCAR): This is little more than a glorified stopwatch, whereby the vehicle is timed over a set distance (for example over two white markings in the road surface or over two bridges) an average speed is then MORE