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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ These rocks are covered in algae after being in a small tank under an ordinary 60 watt bulb and not containing fish.
▪ That table top was screaming with reflected light from a two-hundred-watt bulb overhead.
▪ Is it a 50 watt bulb that a child's been scribbling on with a black felt tip pen?
▪ It was a sixty watt bulb but after the darkness it made everyone blink.
▪ If it is much less, try using a 40 watt bulb instead.
▪ I had entered the under 500 watts amateur class.
▪ Marshall 80 watt Valvestate combo, never gigged, 6 months old, £270.
▪ Most of the electric line trimmers are between 150 and 500 watts.
▪ Peavey Classic 50 watt 2x12, old valve model, £400.
▪ Simply get two 100 watt light bulbs and put them in a gooseneck lamp.
▪ The Brackley blooms are brought out early with a little help from 400 watt lamps sunning them from January onwards.
▪ The extreme ultraviolet power was only a few watts, but it was adequate to detect molecular hydrogen.
▪ This 600 watt machined removed three layers of old paint from a veneered cabinet in minutes.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Watt \Watt\, n. [From the distinguished mechanician and scientist, James Watt.] (Physics) A unit of power or activity equal to 10^ 7 C.G.S. units of power, or to work done at the rate of one joule a second. An English horse power is approximately equal to 746 watts.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

unit of electrical power, 1882, in honor of James Watt (1736-1819), Scottish engineer and inventor. The surname is from an old pet form of Walter and also is in Watson.


n. In the International System of Units, the derived unit of power; the power of a system in which one joule of energy is transferred per second. Symbol: W

  1. n. a unit of power equal to 1 joule per second; the power dissipated by a current of 1 ampere flowing across a resistance of 1 ohm [syn: W]

  2. Scottish engineer and inventor whose improvements in the steam engine led to its wide use in industry (1736-1819) [syn: James Watt]

Watt (crater)

Watt is a lunar crater that is located in the southeastern part of the Moon. The northwestern third of the crater rim has been completely overlain by the same-sized Steinheil, leaving much of the interior floor covered with the outer rampart of ejecta from the latter formation. The remainder of the rim of Watt is somewhat jagged in appearance, with an inward bulge along the southeast rim and a pair of small outward projections to the northeast. The rim is otherwise relatively sharply defined, with only a minor amount of wear.

Nearby craters of note include Biela to the south-southeast, Rosenberger to the southwest, and the walled plain Janssen to the northwest past Steinheil. This crater should not be confused with the small Watts located to the north, just past the lunar equator.

Watt (surname)

The surname Watt may refer to:

  • Watt of Sussex, Anglo-Saxon king
  • Adam Watt, Australian boxer
  • Alexander Watt, British plant ecologist
  • Allan Watt, Scottish sprinter
  • Ben Watt, British musician and music producer
  • Davey Watt, Australian speedway rider
  • David Watt (computer scientist), British computer scientist
  • David Gibson-Watt, British politician
  • Douglas Watt (politician), Canadian politician
  • Eddie Watt, Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Francis Watt, various people
  • Geoff Watt, Australian runner
  • George Watt (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Hamish Watt, Scottish politician
  • Ian Watt, literary historian
  • James Watt, Scottish engineer, for whom is named the watt, the SI-derived unit of power
  • James Watt Jr., English manufacturer, the son of James Watt the engineer
  • James G. Watt, US Secretary of the Interior
  • Jim Watt (boxer), Scottish boxer
  • Joachim von Watt, the birth name of Swiss scholar Joachim Vadian
  • Joseph Watt, Scottish VC recipient
  • Joseph M. Watt, American judge
  • J. J. Watt, American football defensive end for the Houston Texans
  • Kathy Watt, Australian cyclist
  • Lawrence Watt-Evans, American fantasy writer
  • Leslie Watt, New Zealand cricketer
  • Mel Watt, American politician
  • Michael Watt, Scottish footballer
  • Mike Watt, American musician
  • Mike Watt (ice hockey), Canadian professional ice hockey player
  • Mitchell Watt, Australian track and field athlete
  • Mitchell Watt (basketball), American basketball player
  • Nicole Watt, Canadian skater
  • Norman Watt-Roy, bassist of Ian Dury and The Blockheads
  • Phil Watt, English footballer
  • Richard Harding Watt, designer of buildings in Knutsford, Cheshire
  • Robert Watt, Canadian herald
  • Robert Watson-Watt, British developer of radar
  • Sanchez Watt, English footballer
  • Sarah Watt (1958–2011), Australian film director
  • Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Canadian activist
  • Steven Watt (footballer), a professional soccer player, formerly of Chelsea F.C.
  • Tom Watt, Canadian hockey coach
  • Tom Watt (actor), British actor, journalist and radio DJ
  • Tony Watt, Scottish footballer
  • William Watt (disambiguation), multiple people
Watt (disambiguation)

Watt (W) is the SI (Système International) unit of power named after the Scottish engineer James Watt.

Watt or WATT may also refer to:

  • Watt (surname), a surname (including a list of people with the name)
    • James Watt (1736–1819), Scottish inventor and mechanical engineer whose improvements to the steam engine were fundamental to the changes brought by the Industrial Revolution
Watt (novel)

Watt was Samuel Beckett's second published novel in English, largely written on the run in the south of France during the Second World War and published by Maurice Girodias's Olympia Press in 1953 (an extract had been published in the Dublin literary review, Envoy, in 1950). A French translation followed in 1968.


The watt (symbol: W) is a derived unit of power in the International System of Units (SI), named after the Scottish engineer James Watt (1736–1819). The unit is defined as 1 joule per second and can be used to express the rate of energy conversion or transfer with respect to time. It has dimensions of Mass· Length· Time.

Watt (album)

Watt is the fifth studio album by the English blues rock band Ten Years After, released in 1970. It was recorded in September 1970 except for the last track, a cover of Chuck Berry's " Sweet Little Sixteen", which is a recording from the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival.

Usage examples of "watt".

Watts, in David Graham Phillips, in Sherwood Anderson and in Joseph Medill Patterson, but, after all, they are no more than echoes.

Besides Ruskin, Watts was beginning to make other friends, and was a member of the Cosmopolitan Club, which counted among its members Sir Robert Morier, Sir Henry Layard, FitzGerald, Palgrave, and Spedding.

Next day, Watt Sparrow went to Parramatta to glean what information he could concerning the runaways.

But, to her shocked surprise, Watt brought news of his recapture when he returned from drawing their rations in Parramatta, a week before Christmas.

He sat there between Watt and Harper until Quig had finished and gotten back on his horse.

Madam Sealer, provided Boss Watts authorizes both all my overtime hours, and another supervisor to take over my routine duties.

Brother Watts and his string septet have to find out how they got in and mend the fence.

Then what did he think happened at Watts Club Mozambique this shitty afternoon at ten after two?

No one can explain how the rods of the eye can pick up light as faint as a trillionth of a watt.

This is Crew Chief Venn of Graf Station Security, Boss Watts, who is supervisor of Graf Station Downsider Relations, and Assistant Portmaster Bel Thorne.

Watts, who was invited by Lady Abney to pass a fortnight at her home, and remained for forty years.

Watts accepted a stiff shot of applejack, which he poured into his shaken and still quivering body.

Masson of New York made pod-breaking machines, and Sir George Watt has recently invented an ingenious machine for squeezing the beans out of the pod, but at present the extraction is done almost universally by hand, either by men or women.

After the Castellano hit, Joe Watts argued that we should kill Joe Bilotti because he was a danger to us.

A conductor, it caused a flashover that dumped millions of watts into the bird within a millisecond.