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ob·serv·er

 (əb-zûr′vər)
n.
1. One who observes: an observer of local customs; observers of religious holidays.
2. One who is sent to observe and report on events or proceedings without directly participating in them.
3.
a. A crew member on a military aircraft who makes observations.
b. A member of an armed force who watches and reports from an observation post.

observer

(əbˈzɜːvə)
n
1. a person or thing that observes
2. a person who attends a conference solely to note the proceedings
3. (Military) a person trained to identify aircraft, esp, formerly, a member of an aircrew

ob•serv•er

(əbˈzɜr vər)

n.
1. someone or something that observes.
2. a delegate to an assembly or gathering, who is sent to observe and report but not to take part officially in its activities.
[1545–55]

observer

  • camera lucida - An optical device consisting of an attachment that enables an observer to view simultaneously the image and a drawing surface for sketching it.
  • horoscope - Comes from Greek hora, "hour, time," and skopos, "observer."
  • obverse - Its first meaning was "turned towards or facing the observer."
  • zenith, nadir - Zenith derived from Arabic samt ar-ras, "the way or road above one's head"; zenith technically is the point directly above the observer and nadir is the point directly below.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.observer - a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the sensesobserver - a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
eyeglass wearer - a person who wears spectacles in order to see better
discoverer, finder, spotter - someone who is the first to observe something
attender, auditor, hearer, listener - someone who listens attentively
audile - one whose mental imagery is auditory rather than visual or motor
motile - one whose prevailing mental imagery takes the form of inner feelings of action
noticer - someone who takes notice; "a careful noticer of details"
seer - an observer who perceives visually; "an incurable seer of movies"
looker, spectator, viewer, watcher, witness - a close observer; someone who looks at something (such as an exhibition of some kind); "the spectators applauded the performance"; "television viewers"; "sky watchers discovered a new star"
visualiser, visualizer - one whose prevailing mental imagery is visual
witness, witnesser, informant - someone who sees an event and reports what happened
2.observer - an expert who observes and comments on somethingobserver - an expert who observes and comments on something
expert - a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
annotator - a commentator who writes notes to a text

observer

noun
1. witness, viewer, spectator, looker-on, watcher, onlooker, eyewitness, bystander, spotter, fly on the wall, beholder A casual observer would have assumed they were lovers.
2. commentator, commenter, reporter, special correspondent Political observers believe there may be a general election soon.
3. monitor, inspector, watchdog, supervisor, overseer, scrutineer A UN observer should attend the conference.
Quotations
"I am a camera with its shutter open, quite passive, recording, not thinking" [Christopher Isherwood Goodbye to Berlin]

observer

noun
Translations
مُراقِبمُرَاقِبٌّ
pozorovatelpřihlížející
observatør
tarkkailija
promatrač
athugandi, skoîandi
観察者
관찰자
observatör
ผู้สังเกตการณ์
quan sát viên

observer

[əbˈzɜːvəʳ] Nobservador(a) m/f

observer

[əbˈzɜːrr] n
(= onlooker) → observateur/trice m/f
a casual observer → un observateur superficiel
(= expert) → observateur/trice m/f
Political observers believe that a decision may be announced shortly → Les observateurs politiques pensent qu'une décision pourrait être annoncée prochainement.
(= witness) → témoin m
Observers say the woman stabbed him → Les témoins disent que la femme l'a poignardé.

observer

n (= watcher)Zuschauer(in) m(f); (Mil, Aviat, Pol) → Beobachter(in) m(f)

observer

[əbˈzɜːvəʳ] nosservatore/trice

observe

(əbˈzəːv) verb
1. to notice. I observed her late arrival.
2. to watch carefully. She observed his actions with interest.
3. to obey. We must observe the rules.
4. to make a remark. `It's a lovely day', he observed.
obˈservance noun
1. the act of obeying rules etc. the observance of the law.
2. the act of observing (a tradition etc). the observance of religious holidays.
obˈservant adjective
quick to notice. An observant boy remembered the car's registration number.
ˌobserˈvation (ob-) noun
1. the act of noticing or watching. She is in hospital for observation.
2. a remark.
obˈservatoryplural obˈservatories noun
a place for observing and studying the stars, weather etc.
obˈserver noun
a person who observes.

observer

مُرَاقِبٌّ přihlížející observatør Beobachter παρατηρητής observador tarkkailija observateur promatrač osservatore 観察者 관찰자 observator observatør obserwator observador наблюдатель observatör ผู้สังเกตการณ์ gözlemci quan sát viên 观察者
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In glancing up from the outside, before we entered, I had seen women and children lolling at the windows over flower-pots; and we seemed to have attracted their curiosity, for these were principally the observers who looked out of their doors.
So that I hope I may with justice pronounce myself an author perfectly blameless; against whom the tribes of Answerers, Considerers, Observers, Reflectors, Detectors, Remarkers, will never be able to find matter for exercising their talents.
The contrary of this has been inferred by all accurate observers of the conduct of mankind; and the inference is founded upon obvious reasons.
Unless you adopted the opinion of certain observers of the human heart, and thought that the chevalier had the voice of his nose, his organ of speech would have amazed you by its full and redundant sound.
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