What does the word watchful mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Watchfulness.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Vigilant.

Usage examples for watchful

  1. The Jesuit, keeping a watchful eye on every side, directed her course so as to avoid any of the boats rowing guard on the river, which might have impeded his progress. – The Prime Minister by W.H.G. Kingston
  2. That did not come, for the party were more watchful than ever; and at last he sank back, feeling that all was over, and praying that warning might be given to those in danger, in some other way. – Middy and Ensign by G. Manville Fenn
  3. His attack compelled the most watchful defence, and hardly allowed the chance of a run. – Young Barbarians by Ian Maclaren