• (America) IPA: /ˈwɑtʃɪŋ/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈwɒtʃɪŋ/
  1. present participle of watch#English|watch

watching (plural watchings)

  1. The act of one who watches.
    • 1819, John Edwards Caldwell, Christian Herald and Seaman's Magazine (volume 6, page 225)
      What toils and pains; what cares and watchings; how many reproofs, restraints, and corrections; how many prayers, and sighs, and tears, are employed and suffered, before this hard task can be accomplished?

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