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Definitions for watchdog
ˈwɒtʃˌdɔg, -ˌdɒgwatch·dog

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. watchdognoun

    a guardian or defender against theft or illegal practices or waste

    "she is the global watchdog for human rights abuses"

  2. watchdog, guard dognoun

    a dog trained to guard property

Wiktionary

  1. watchdognoun

    a guard dog

  2. watchdognoun

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

  3. watchdogverb

    To perform a function analogous to a watchdog.

  4. watchdogverb

    To guard and warn.

  5. Etymology: From watch and dog.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Watchdognoun

    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.

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  1. dog watch, dogwatch

  2. Dog watch

  3. Dogwatch

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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. Chris Murphy:

    This legislation would prevent Secret Service from undermining the work of the agency watchdog, and stop them from keeping the American people in the dark about things they deserve to know.

  2. Veryan Khan:

    The new frontier of jihadi communication is taking place on a Telegram – a recently launched messaging platform that has revolutionized the social media sphere, and at least for now put an end to any watchdog oversight, because of Telegram, jihadists no longer have to struggle to keep up with relentless account suspensions and content removal.

  3. On Sunday:

    ( The New Yorker) Former IG watchdog addresses recent firingMichael Atkinson, the intelligence community inspector general who informed Congress of the whistleblower complaint that led to Trump's impeachment.

  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. Katherina Rosqueta:

    It's much more of a grassroots effort taking advantage of the way social media can spread ideas and connections from small donors, the increased focus has led to an increase in at least online donations. Even so, the money raised on #GivingTuesday represents only a very small fraction of total annual charitable giving in the United States. According to Giving USA, which issues an annual report on philanthropy, charitable donations in 2014 totaled $ 358.38 billion. Sandra Miniutti, vice president of the nonprofit watchdog Charity Navigator, agreed that #GivingTuesday has been a plus for charity awareness.

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