Definition of Midwatch

1. Noun. A watch during the night (as from midnight to 8 a.m.).

Exact synonyms: Graveyard Watch, Middle Watch, Night Watch
Generic synonyms: Watch

Definition of Midwatch

1. a watch on a ship between midnight and 4 A.M. [n -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Midwatch

midthighs
midthought
midtier
midtime
midtimes
midtirade
midtour
midtown
midtowns
midtrack
midtrial
midtrip
midvein
midverse
midward
midwatch (current term)
midwatches
midwater
midway
midways
midweek
midweekly
midweeks
midweight
midwestern
midwestern united states
midwicket
midwife
midwife toad
midwifed

Literary usage of Midwatch

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Coming General Election: Hints to Electors in Regard to Ecclesiastical by Society for the Liberation of Religion from State Patronage and Control (1856)
"20, are from "The midwatch," one of the many excellent Songs by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, ... The Song of the midwatch, though ascribed to RB Sheridan, ..."

2. Select Works of the British Poets: In a Chronological Series from Falconer by John Aikin (1843)
"The night-birds shriek'd from the creviced roof, And the fitful blast sung shrill ; But ere the midwatch of the night, Were all things hush'd and still. ..."

3. Select Works of the British Poets: In a Chronological Series from Falconer edited by John Aikin (1841)
"The night-birds shriek'd from the creviced roof, And the fitful blast sung shrill ; But ere the midwatch of the night, Were all things hush'd and still. ..."

4. Select Works of the British Poets, in a Chronological Series from Falconer by John Aikin, John Frost (1838)
"But in the midwatch of the night, When hush'd was every sound, Faint, doleful music struck his ear, As if waked from the hollow ground. ..."

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