Definitions for watchwordˈwɒtʃˌwɜrd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. war cry, rallying cry, battle cry, cry, watchword(noun)

    a slogan used to rally support for a cause

    "a cry to arms"; "our watchword will be `democracy'"

  2. password, watchword, word, parole, countersign(noun)

    a secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group

    "he forgot the password"


  1. watchword(Noun)

    a prearranged reply to the challenge of a sentry or a guard; a password or signal by which friends can be known from enemies

  2. watchword(Noun)

    a word used as a motto, as expressive of a principle or rule of action; a maxim, byword

  3. watchword(Noun)

    a rallying cry

  4. Origin: From waccheword, morphologically as .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Watchword(noun)

    a word given to sentinels, and to such as have occasion to visit the guards, used as a signal by which a friend is known from an enemy, or a person who has a right to pass the watch from one who has not; a countersign; a password

  2. Watchword(noun)

    a sentiment or motto; esp., one used as a rallying cry or a signal for action

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  • tunnussana, iskulause, tunnus, mottoFinnish
  • slogan, slagord, lösen, valspråk, lösenord, motto, stridsropSwedish

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