Overwatch vs Bin - What's the difference?

overwatch | bin |

As a verb overwatch

is to watch over.

As a noun overwatch

is (military) the supervision of one unit or vehicle by another while the supervised unit is firing or moving.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



  • To watch over.
  • Noun

  • (military) The supervision of one unit or vehicle by another while the supervised unit is firing or moving.
  • *{{quote-news, year=2007, date=September 11, author=Michael R. Gordon, title=Petraeus Sees Bigger Role in Protecting Iraqi Civilians, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=At a further and undefined point in the future, the American force would shrink to about seven and later five brigades — all involved in overwatch missions. }}



    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) ).


    (en noun)
  • A box, frame, crib, or enclosed place, used as a storage container.
  • A container for rubbish or waste.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-10, volume=408, issue=8848, magazine=(The Economist), author=Lexington
  • , title= Keeping the mighty honest , passage=British journalists shun complete respectability, feeling a duty to be ready to savage the mighty, or rummage through their bins . Elsewhere in Europe, government contracts and subsidies ensure that press barons will only defy the mighty so far.}}
  • (statistics) Any of the discrete intervals in a histogram, etc.
  • Synonyms
    * (container) container, receptacle * (container for waste) dustbin, rubbish bin (both British), garbage can, trash can (both US)


  • To dispose of (something) by putting it into a bin, or as if putting it into a bin.
  • * 2008 , , Falling Sideways , Orbit books, ISBN 1-84149-110-1, p. 28:
  • To throw away, reject, give up.
  • * 2002 , Christopher Harvie, Scotland: A Short History , Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-210054-8, p. 59:
  • * 2005 , Ian Oliver, War and peace in the Balkans: the diplomacy of conflict in the former Yugoslavia , I.B. Tauris, ISBN 1-850438-89-7, p. 238:
  • (label) To convert continuous data into discrete groups.
  • (label) To place into a bin for storage.
  • Synonyms
    * (dispose of in a bin) chuck, chuck away, chuck out, discard, ditch, dump, junk, scrap, throw away, throw out, toss, trash * See also

    Derived terms

    {{der3, bin bag , bin liner , binman , bread bin , dustbin , rubbish bin , wheelie bin}}

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .


  • (lb) son of; equivalent to Hebrew .
  • Etymology 3

    Contraction of being


  • (label) Contraction of being
  • Etymology 4

    Contraction of been


  • Etymology 5

    Short for (binary).


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