What does watchdog mean?

Definitions for watchdog
ˈwɒtʃˌdɔg, -ˌdɒgwatch·dog

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. watchdog(noun)

    a guardian or defender against theft or illegal practices or waste

    "she is the global watchdog for human rights abuses"

  2. watchdog, guard dog(noun)

    a dog trained to guard property

Wiktionary

  1. watchdog(Noun)

    a guard dog

    Etymology: From watch and dog.

  2. watchdog(Noun)

    a person or organization that monitors and publicizes the behavior of others (individuals, corporations, governments) to discover undesirable activity.

    Etymology: From watch and dog.

  3. watchdog(Verb)

    To perform a function analogous to a watchdog.

    Etymology: From watch and dog.

  4. watchdog(Verb)

    To guard and warn.

    Etymology: From watch and dog.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Watchdog(noun)

    a dog kept to watch and guard premises or property, and to give notice of the approach of intruders

Freebase

  1. Watchdog

    Watchdog is a BBC television series that investigates viewers' reports of problematic experiences with traders, retailers, and other companies around the UK. It has had great success in changing the awareness consumers have of their purchasing rights and in changing policies of companies, closing down businesses, and pushing for law changes. It is shown on BBC One and is available for online viewing or download via BBC iPlayer.

Anagrams for watchdog »

  1. dog watch, dogwatch

  2. Dog watch

  3. Dogwatch

How to pronounce watchdog?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say watchdog in sign language?

  1. watchdog

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of watchdog in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of watchdog in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of watchdog in a Sentence

  1. Richard Blumenthal:

    I have been concerned for years about it and why I think the Department of Justice should be investigating, i believe strongly that federal watchdog agencies have a role in protecting consumers because serious safety concerns are raised by this practice of steering often involving the use of inferior or even salvaged or counterfeit parts.

  2. Oscar Auliq-Ice:

    Independence of the media, freedom of the press, freedom of expression and the right of access to information are vital if the media are to be able to perform their watchdog function in a democratic society governed by the rule of law.

  3. Mark Ricks:

    Unfortunately, rare cases like this tend to draw a negative light to all charities and make people a bit more withdrawn to donate. But fortunately there are a lot of watchdog groups out there.

  4. Richard Burr:

    The committee has spent the last 16 months reviewing the sources, tradecraft and analytic work underpinning the intelligence community assessment and sees no reason to dispute the conclusions, the committee continues its investigation, and I am hopeful that this installment of the committee’s work will soon be followed by additional summaries providing the American people with clarity around Russia’s activities regarding U.S. elections. Whether Russian authorities sought to meddle in the 2016 election to help Trump prevail has been a key point of contention between House and Senate intelligence committees. SEVEN KEY HIGHLIGHTS FROM BOMBSHELL WATCHDOG REPORT INTO DOJ, FBI BIAS In May,Senate Intelligence Committee leaders backed the 2017 intel community report that formally accused Russia of trying to interfere in the election to the Trump campaign's benefit. The Russian effort was extensive, sophisticated and ordered by President Putin himself for the purpose of helping Donald Trump and hurting Hillary Clinton, top Senate committee Democrat Mark Warner said in a joint statement at the time. On Tuesday, Warner said the committee's review had confirmed those findings.

  5. Marek Belka:

    Anyway, (financial watchdog) KNF is going in that direction, when it forbids some banks from paying out dividends, thus strengthening (their) capital base and ability to cover losses, as a consequence, banks will have to save (in preparation) for worse times.

Images & Illustrations of watchdog

  1. watchdogwatchdogwatchdogwatchdogwatchdog

Popularity rank by frequency of use

watchdog#10000#15866#100000

Translations for watchdog

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for watchdog »

Translation

Find a translation for the watchdog definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these watchdog definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "watchdog." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 24 Oct. 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/watchdog>.

    Are we missing a good definition for watchdog? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for watchdog:


    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.