What does sentry mean?

Definitions for sentryˈsɛn tri

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word sentry.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lookout, lookout man, sentinel, sentry, watch, spotter, scout, picket(noun)

    a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event


  1. sentry(Noun)

    A guard, particularly on duty at the entrance to a military base.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sentry(noun)

    a soldier placed on guard; a sentinel

  2. Sentry(noun)

    guard; watch, as by a sentinel

  3. Origin: [Probably from OF. senteret a little patch; cf. F. sentier path, and OF. sente. See Sentinel.]


  1. Sentry

    The Sentry is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics Universe. The character first appears in The Sentry #1 and was created by Paul Jenkins and Jae Lee, with uncredited conceptual contributions by Rick Veitch.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sentry

    sen′tri, n. a sentinel: a soldier on guard to observe the approach of danger: a watch-tower.—ns Sen′try-box, a box to shelter a sentry; Sen′try-go, any active military duty. [Prob. a corr. of sentinel—Low L. semitarius—L. semita, a path.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sentry in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sentry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Salvador Dali:

    Repulsion is the sentry that guards the gate to all that we most desire.

  2. Pierre Gilliard:

    The sailor Nagorny, who attended to Alexei Nikolaevitch, passed my window carrying the sick boy in his arms, behind him came the Grand Duchesses loaded with valises and small personal belongings. I tried to get out, but was roughly pushed back into the carriage by the sentry. I came back to the window. Tatiana Nikolayevna came last carrying her little dog and struggling to drag a heavy brown valise. It was raining and I saw her feet sink into the mud at every step. Nagorny tried to come to her assistance; he was roughly pushed back by one of the commisars.

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