sentry

  • 1 Sentry — may refer to:*A sentry is a guard at a gate or other point of passage. See General Orders for Sentries *Sentry (monitoring system), an automatic near Earth asteroid collision monitoring system *Sentry (comics), the codename of unrelated fictional …

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  • 2 Sentry — Sen try, n.; pl. {Sentires}. [Probably from OF. senteret a little patch; cf. F. sentier path, and OF. sente. See {Sentinel}.] 1. (Mil.) A soldier placed on guard; a sentinel. [1913 Webster] 2. Guard; watch, as by a sentinel. [1913 Webster] Here… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Sentry — steht für: eine Form der Boeing 707 320, siehe Boeing E 3 eine Comicfigur des Marvel Verlages, siehe Sentry (Comic) Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bez …

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  • 4 sentry — 1610s, originally watchtower; perhaps a shortened variant of sentinel, which had a variant form centrinel (1590s), or worn down from sanctuary, on notion of shelter for a watchman. Meaning military guard posted around a camp is first attested… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 sentry — [sen′trē] n. pl. sentries [< ? obs. centrinell, var. of SENTINEL] 1. a sentinel; esp., any of the men of a military guard posted to guard against, and warn of, danger 2. Now Rare guard or watch [to keep sentry] …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 sentry — index caretaker (one caring for property), guardian, warden Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 7 sentry — ► NOUN (pl. sentries) ▪ a soldier stationed to keep guard or to control access to a place. ORIGIN perhaps from obsolete centrinel, from SENTINEL(Cf. ↑sentinel) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 Sentry — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sentry, système automatisé de prévision de collisions des astéroïdes avec la Terre ; Sentry, nom de plusieurs personnages de comics appartenant à… …

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  • 9 Sentry — Para otros usos de este término, véase Vigía. «Vigía» redirige aquí. Para la ciudad del Municipio Alberto Adriani, véase El Vigía. En este artículo se detectó el siguiente problema: Carece de fuentes …

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  • 10 sentry — n. 1) to post a sentry 2) to relieve a sentry * * * [ sentrɪ] to post a sentry to relieve a sentry …

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  • 11 sentry — n. (pl. ies) a soldier etc. stationed to keep guard. Phrases and idioms: sentry box a wooden cabin intended to shelter a standing sentry. sentry go the duty of pacing up and down as a sentry. Etymology: perh. f. obs. centrinel, var. of SENTINEL …

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  • 12 sentry go — noun the duty of serving as a sentry he was on guard that night • Syn: ↑guard duty, ↑guard, ↑sentry duty • Derivationally related forms: ↑guard (for: ↑guard) …

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  • 13 sentry — [[t]se̱ntri[/t]] sentries N COUNT A sentry is a soldier who guards a camp or a building. The sentry would not let her enter... Aren t you supposed to be on sentry duty? …

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  • 14 sentry — [17] Sentry is probably short for the now obsolete centrinell ‘sentry’. This first appeared in the 16th century as a variant of sentinel [16], which came via French sentinelle from Italian sentinella. It is not altogether clear where the Italian… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 15 sentry — UK [ˈsentrɪ] / US noun [countable] Word forms sentry : singular sentry plural sentries a soldier who stands at the entrance to a place and guards it …

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  • 16 sentry — [17] Sentry is probably short for the now obsolete centrinell ‘sentry’. This first appeared in the 16th century as a variant of sentinel [16], which came via French sentinelle from Italian sentinella. It is not altogether clear where the Italian… …

    Word origins

  • 17 sentry-go — senˈtry go noun 1. A sentry s patrol or duty 2. A watchtower (obsolete) • • • Main Entry: ↑sentry …

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  • 18 sentry — Kite Kite (k[imac]t), n. [OE. kyte, AS. c[=y]ta; cf. W. cud, cut.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any raptorial bird of the subfamily {Milvin[ae]}, of which many species are known. They have long wings, adapted for soaring, and usually a forked… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 19 sentry — noun (plural sentries) Etymology: perhaps from obsolete sentry sanctuary, watchtower Date: 1608 guard, watch; especially a soldier standing guard at a point of passage (as a gate) …

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  • 20 sentry — See sentinel, sentry …

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