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Meaning of "wristwatch" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WRISTWATCH

wristwatch  [ˈrɪstˌwɒtʃ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WRISTWATCH

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Wristwatch is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES WRISTWATCH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

wristwatch

Watch

A watch is a timepiece, mainly and typically worn either around the wrist - a wristwatch - or attached to a watch chain and carried in a pocket - a pocket watch. Watches evolved in the 17th century from spring-powered clocks, which appeared as early as the 15th century. The first watches were strictly mechanical, driven by clockwork. As technology progressed, mechanical devices, used to control the speed of the watch, were largely superseded by vibrating quartz crystals, producing accurately timed electronic pulses. The first digital electronic watch was developed in 1970. In the 1920s, pocket watches were more popular than wristwatches. Most inexpensive and medium-priced watches, used mainly for timekeeping, are electronic watches with quartz movements. Expensive collectible watches, valued more for their elaborate craftsmanship, aesthetic appeal and glamorous design than for simple timekeeping, often have purely mechanical movements and are powered by springs, even though mechanical movements are generally less accurate and more expensive than electronic movements.

Definition of wristwatch in the English dictionary

The definition of wristwatch in the dictionary is a watch worn strapped around the wrist.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WRISTWATCH


awatch
əˈwɒtʃ
birdwatch
ˈbɜːdˌwɒtʃ
botch
bɒtʃ
butterscotch
ˈbʌtəˌskɒtʃ
crotch
krɒtʃ
deathwatch
ˈdɛθˌwɒtʃ
dogwatch
ˈdɒɡˌwɒtʃ
doomwatch
ˈduːmˌwɒtʃ
hopscotch
ˈhɒpˌskɒtʃ
hotch
hɒtʃ
notch
nɒtʃ
overwatch
ˌəʊvəˈwɒtʃ
potch
pɒtʃ
quatch
kwɒtʃ
scotch
skɒtʃ
splotch
splɒtʃ
stopwatch
ˈstɒpˌwɒtʃ
swatch
swɒtʃ
top-notch
ˈtɒpˈnɒtʃ
watch
wɒtʃ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WRISTWATCH

wrist
wrist joint
wrist loop
wrist pin
wrist rest
wrist-drop
wristband
wristlet
wristlet watch
wristlock
wristy
writ
writ large
writ of attachment
writ of execution
writ of habeas corpus
writ of subpoena
writ of summons
writable
writative

WORDS THAT END LIKE WRISTWATCH

catch
digital watch
fob watch
hunting watch
match
middle watch
midwatch
morning watch
neighborhood watch
neighbourhood watch
night watch
officer of the watch
on the watch
outwatch
patch
quartz watch
scratch
stem-winding watch
suicide watch
wristlet watch

Synonyms and antonyms of wristwatch in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «wristwatch» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WRISTWATCH

Find out the translation of wristwatch to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of wristwatch from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «wristwatch» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

手表
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

reloj de pulsera
570 millions of speakers

English

wristwatch
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

घड़ी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ساعة اليد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

наручные часы
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

relógio de pulso
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ঘড়ি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

montre à bracelet
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Jam tangan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Armbanduhr
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

腕時計
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

손목 시계
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Wristwatch
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đồng hồ đeo tay
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கைக்கடிகாரம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मनगटी घड्याळ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kol saati
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

orologio da polso
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zegarek na rękę
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

наручні годинники
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ceas de mână
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ρολόι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

polshorlosie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

armbandsur
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

armbåndsur
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of wristwatch

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WRISTWATCH»

The term «wristwatch» is quite widely used and occupies the 29.611 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WRISTWATCH» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «wristwatch» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «wristwatch» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about wristwatch

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WRISTWATCH»

Discover the use of wristwatch in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to wristwatch and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Wristwatch Annual 2014: The Catalog of Producers, Prices, ...
The range of styles, from classic to modern, reflects the inclusive nature of this book, which watch collectors around the world will find both a handy reference and required reading.
Peter Braun, 2013
2
Wristwatch Chronometers: Mechanical Precision Watches and ...
A richly illustrated account of wristwatch chronometers and the rigorous testing they must undergo to become certified.
Fritz Von Osterhausen, 1997
3
Wristwatch Annual 2004: The Catalog of Producers, Models, ...
And the range of styles, from classic to modern, will appeal to watch enthusiasts the world over, who will find this current edition both a handy reference and required reading.
Peter Braun, Elizabeth Doerr, 2003
4
The Alarm Wristwatch: The History of an Undervalued Feature
The technical data for each watch is recorded. This is required reading for all wristwatch fans and all who may become such. Whether you are interested in the design or the mechanics of these watches, you will not be disappointed.
Michael Philip Horlbeck, 2007
5
A Course in Wristwatch Repair the Gruen Horological Text and ...
Mike Barnett. A Course in Wristwatch Repair The Gruen Horological Text and Technical Bulletins Mike Barnett A Course in Wristwatch Repair The Gruen Horological Text and. Front Cover.
Mike Barnett, 2009
6
Robert and the World's Worst Wristwatch
Robert celebrates his birthday with something special.
Barbara Seuling, 2003
7
Pavlov's Wristwatch: Short Story
PAVLOV'S. WRISTWATCH. As soon as the tube train entered the tunnel, Hatchard felt uncomfortable. The sudden rush of rotten air made his ears pop, and as he swallowed to clear them, he felt the crowded compartment close in.
Philip Nutman, 2013
8
Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles 2008 Price Guide
Wristwatch, lady's, Oscar Heyman, Retro style, 18k gold, sapphire & diamond, the round goldtone dial w/abstract & diamond numerals, enclosing a jeweled movement, joined to a bracelet of fancy arched links set w/50 calibre-cut sapphires ...
Kyle Husfloen, 2007
9
Toys & Prices 2011
WATCH 50 Years w/Mickey Wristwatch, 1983, Bradley, small round chrome case, inscription and serial number on back EX $45 NM $85 MIP $200 Mickey and Pluto Wristwatch, 1980, Bradley, LCD quartz, black vinyl band EX $20 NM$45 MIP ...
Justin Moen, 2010
10
Wilderness Survival For Dummies
If you have your wristwatch set to local time, you can use it to find direction. This technique uses the sun's position to determine north and south. Although the wristwatch method isn't as precise as the stick and shadow method (see the ...
Cameron M. Smith, John F. Haslett, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WRISTWATCH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term wristwatch is used in the context of the following news items.
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The Real Cost Of Aisha Buhari Wristwatch Is USD 129 or USD 52 …
Nigeria's new First Lady Aisha Buhari wore very expensive wristwatch for inauguration of her husband Muhammadu Buhari on May 29, Friday. UPDATE: Aishat ... «Information Nigeria, Jun 15»
2
From smartphone cameras to wristwatch trackers — How to 'spy' on …
Mobile entrepreneurs have got your back, with smartphone-controlled baby cameras and wristwatch tracking devices that let you spy on your kids via your ... «Malay Mail Online, Mar 15»
3
How WWI made wristwatches happen
Exactly when the wristwatch was invented and by whom is unclear. The Guinness Book of World Records gives luxury watchmakers Patek Philippe credit for the ... «Boing Boing, Mar 15»
4
A simple explanation for why it's poor form to wear a wristwatch with …
At a black tie event I attended recently I heard that it's poor form for a guy to wear a wristwatch with a tuxedo. I had never heard this before, but apparently it's a ... «Business Insider, Mar 15»
5
Crave giveaway: Tokyo Flash Kisai Vortex touchscreen wristwatch
The Tokyo Flash Kisai Vortex wristwatch: smoky effects not included. Tokyo Flash. Happy 2015! If you've resolved to start the new year with flashier wrists, you're ... «CNET, Jan 15»
6
Patek Philippe Has Created The Most Complicated Wristwatch In …
$2.5 million for a watch may seem like a pretty hefty price tag, but this limited-edition Patek Philippe is arguably the most complex wristwatch that has ever been ... «Business Insider, Oct 14»
7
Swatch plans fitness-based touch wristwatch, CEO tells paper
The Swatch Touch model is a touch-screen wristwatch launched in 2011 with a limited range of functions including time, alarm, chronograph, and date. «Reuters, Jul 14»
8
Rolex wristwatch sells for staggering $1.2M at auction
A rare Rolex watch sold for a whopping $1.2 million at auction this week, making it the most expensive Rolex wristwatch to ever be sold under the gavel, NBC ... «Yahoo News Canada, May 14»
9
The Cesium 133 atomic wristwatch heads to Kickstarter
The rest of us will just have to wait until the day the Cesium 133 is available to purchase, to then balk at paying quite so much money for a mere wristwatch, ... «Gizmag, Apr 14»
10
The Cesium 133 is the world's first true atomic wristwatch
It's called the Cesium 133 and is the world's first wristwatch powered by a cesium-based oscillator… or in other words, it's an atomic clock strapped to your wrist. «TechSpot, Apr 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Wristwatch [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/wristwatch>. Jun 2021 ».
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