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Meaning of OBSERVER

Pronunciation:  ub'zurvur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses
  2. [n]  an expert who observes and comments on something

OBSERVER is a 8 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: beholder, commentator, perceiver
 See Also: annotator, attender, audile, auditor, discoverer, expert, eyeglass wearer, finder, hearer, human, individual, informant, listener, looker, mortal, motile, noticer, person, seer, somebody, someone, soul, spectator, spotter, viewer, visualiser, visualizer, watcher, witness, witnesser



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ob*serv"er\, n.
1. One who observes, or pays attention to, anything;
   especially, one engaged in, or trained to habits of, close
   and exact observation; as, an astronomical observer.

         The observed of all observers.        --Shak.

         Careful observers may foretell the hour, By sure
         prognostic, when to dread a shower.   --Swift.

2. One who keeps any law, custom, regulation, rite, etc.; one
   who conforms to anything in practice. ``Diligent observers
   of old customs.'' --Spenser.

         These . . . hearkend unto observers of times.
                                               --Deut. xviii.

3. One who fulfills or performs; as, an observer of his

4. A sycophantic follower. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl.

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