The act of watching; forbearance of sleep; vigil; wakeful, vigilant, or constantly observant attention; close observation; guard; preservative or preventive vigilance; formerly, a watching or guarding by night.
That part, usually one half, of the officers and crew, who together attend to the working of a vessel for an allotted time, usually four hours. The watches are designated as the port watch, and the starboard watch.
A ship's crew is divided into two watches, one of which sails the ship while the other is off-duty resting or sleeping. One is the starboard watch and the other the port watch. Each span of duty lasts 4 hours or 8 bells and is also called a watch. Ther is a middle watch, which lasts from midnight until 4 am. Then comes the early morning watch from 4 until 8 am, also called Diana, followed by the morning watch until noon. The afternoon watch is from midday until 4 pm. So that each group or watch does not always come on duty at the same time, the 4-8 pm watch is divided into two, which are called dog-watches.
the day at sea is divided into six four hour periods. Three groups of watchstanders are on duty for four hours and then off for eight, then back to duty. Seamen often work overtime during their off time.
A watch is a period of work duty, traditionally on a ship but also in some other areas of employment which have been influenced by naval language. They are generally periods of four or two hours and are designed to allocate the working hours of a ship's crew so that the ship is operated effectively over all 24 hours of the day for the duration of long voyages or operations. Sometimes, especially on submarines, the watch schedule incorporates hot bunking to allow a limited number of beds to be shared by crewmembers with different downtimes.
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A watch is used when the risk of a hazardous weather or hydrologic event has increased significantly, but its occurrence, location, and/or timing is still uncertain. It is intended to provide enough lead time so that those who need to set their plans in motion can do so. [Go to source
Indication by the NWS that, in a defined area, conditions are favorable for the specified type of severe weather (e.g., flash flood watch, severe thunderstorm watch, tornado watch, tropical storm watch) (FEMA definition). See also warning.
a recommendation for planning, preparation, and increased awareness before the storm hits, or in other words, be alert for changing weather conditions, listen for further information, and think about what to do if a dangerous storm materializes
Issued when hazardous weather of hydrologic conditions are possible but its occurrence, location and/or timing is still uncertain. A watch is intended to provide lead time so those who need to set plans in motion may do so.
(WTCH) -- A NWS product that means conditions are favorable for severe weather or dangerous events to occur. Be alert, monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other weather information sources, and be prepared to take action if the watch is upgraded to a warning.
An NWS product indicating that a particular hazard is possible, i.e., that conditions are more favorable than usual for its occurrence. A watch is a recommendation for planning, preparation, and increased awareness (i.e., to be alert for changing weather, listen for further information, and think about what to do if the danger materializes).
Issued when the risk of a hazardous weather or hydrologic event has increased significantly but its occurrence, location, and/or timing is still uncertain. It is intended to provide enough lead time so that those who need to set their plans in motion can do so. Compare warning, weather advisory.
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.
In Unix, watch runs the specified command repeatedly and displays the output on stdout so you can watch it change over time. By default, the command is run every 2 seconds, although this is adjustable with the -n secs argument. Since the command is passed to sh -c, you may need to encase it in quotes for it to run correctly.
find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort; "I want to see whether she speaks French"; "See whether it works"; "find out if he speaks Russian"; "Check whether the train leaves on time"
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One of the three methods of remote control. Both the Console and the Client workstation will display the Client's screen. Only the user at the Client will be able to enter keystrokes and mouse movements for the Console system.
A variable whose value is tracked during runtime. When a watch is set, it appears in the Watch window (part of the IDE). Watches are updated whenever a breakpoint is reached; thus, changes to values can be seen by placing breakpoints at specific events.