- noun1. a close observer; someone who looks at something (such as an exhibition of some kind) (Freq. 1)-
the spectators applauded the performance-
sky watchers discovered a new star• Derivationally related forms: ↑look (for: ↑looker), ↑watch, ↑view (for: ↑viewer), ↑witness (for: ↑witness), ↑spectate (for: ↑spectator)• Hyponyms:↑browser, ↑bystander, ↑cheerer, ↑eyewitness, ↑gawker, ↑moviegoer, ↑motion-picture fan, ↑ogler, ↑onlooker, ↑looker-on, ↑playgoer, ↑theatergoer, ↑theatregoer, ↑rubberneck, ↑rubbernecker, ↑spy, ↑starer, ↑voyeur, ↑Peeping Tom, ↑peeper2. a guard who keeps watch• Derivationally related forms: ↑watch• Hypernyms: ↑guard• Hyponyms:↑bank guard, ↑fire watcher, ↑lookout, ↑lookout man, ↑sentinel, ↑sentry, ↑watch, ↑spotter, ↑scout, ↑picket, ↑night watchman, ↑patroller, ↑portwatcher, ↑port watcher3. a person who keeps a devotional vigil by a sick bed or by a dead body
Useful english dictionary. 2012.