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spec·ta·tor

 (spĕk′tā′tər)
n.
An observer of an event, especially a sports contest.

[Latin spectātor, from spectāre, to watch; see spectacle.]

spec′ta·to′ri·al (-tə-tôr′ē-əl) adj.
spec′ta·tor·ship′ n.

spectator

(spɛkˈteɪtə)
n
a person viewing anything; onlooker; observer
[C16: from Latin, from spectāre to watch; see spectacle]

spec•ta•tor

(ˈspɛk teɪ tər, spɛkˈteɪ-)

n.
1. a person who looks on or watches; onlooker; observer.
2. a member of the audience at a public spectacle, display, or the like.
3. Also called spec′tator shoe`. a white shoe with a wing tip and various trims, often perforated, in a contrasting color.
[1580–90; < Latin spectātor <spectā(re), frequentative of specere to look]
spec`ta•to′ri•al (-təˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spectator - a close observerspectator - 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"
beholder, observer, perceiver, percipient - a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses
browser - a viewer who looks around casually without seeking anything in particular
bystander - a nonparticipant spectator
cheerer - a spectator who shouts encouragement
eyewitness - a spectator who can describe what happened
gawker - a spectator who stares stupidly without intelligent awareness
motion-picture fan, moviegoer - someone who goes to see movies
ogler - a viewer who gives a flirtatious or lewd look at another person
looker-on, onlooker - someone who looks on
playgoer, theatergoer, theatregoer - someone who attends the theater
rubbernecker, rubberneck - a person who stares inquisitively
spy - a secret watcher; someone who secretly watches other people; "my spies tell me that you had a good time last night"
starer - a viewer who gazes fixedly (often with hostility)
peeper, Peeping Tom, voyeur - a viewer who enjoys seeing the sex acts or sex organs of others
2.spectator - a woman's pump with medium heel; usually in contrasting colors for toe and heel
pump - a low-cut shoe without fastenings

spectator

spectator

noun
Translations
مُتَفَرِّجمُشَاهِد
divák
tilskuer
katsoja
promatrač
megfigyelő
áhorfandi
観客
관중
būti žiūrovu
skatītājs
gledalec
åskådare
ผู้ชม
khán giả

spectator

[spekˈteɪtəʳ]
A. Nespectador(a) m/f spectatorspúblico msing
B. CPD spectator sport Ndeporte m espectáculo

spectator

[spɛkˈteɪtər] nspectateur/trice m/fspectator sport nsport m spectacle
I don't like spectator sports → Je n'aime pas les sports spectacles.
Football is a great spectator sport → Le football est un grand sport spectacle.

spectator

nZuschauer(in) m(f)

spectator

[spɛkˈteɪtəʳ] nspettatore/trice

spectator

(spekˈteitə) , ((American) ˈspekteitər) noun
a person who watches (an event). Fifty thousand spectators came to the match.
specˈtate verb
to be a spectator (at an event).

spectator

مُشَاهِد divák tilskuer Zuschauer θεατής espectador katsoja spectateur promatrač spettatore 観客 관중 toeschouwer tilskuer widz espectador зритель åskådare ผู้ชม izleyici khán giả 观众
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Addison and Steele carried on the Tatler for two years, then it was stopped to make way for a far more famous paper called the Spectator.
But," said the Spectator, "you said in your famous speech before the Society for the Prevention of the Protrusion of Nail Heads from Plank Sidewalks that Kings were blood-smeared oppressors and hell- bound loafers.
In common with every player upon the field and every spectator in the crowded stands he knew what was passing in his Chief's mind.
Then in the days of sharp-pointed swords, a spectator was an occasional victim--the end of a broken sword flew five or ten feet and buried itself in his neck or his heart, and death ensued instantly.
Our second plan is first to collect together all the aspects which he presents successively to a given spectator, and then to do the same thing for the other spectators, thus forming a set of series instead of a series of sets.
And while the abilities of the nine-hundredth abridger of the History of England, or of the man who collects and publishes in a volume some dozen lines of Milton, Pope, and Prior, with a paper from the Spectator, and a chapter from Sterne, are eulogized by a thousand pens -- there seems almost a general wish of decrying the capacity and undervaluing the labour of the novelist, and of slighting the performances which have only genius, wit, and taste to recommend them.
Consequently, there was not one curious spectator who was not willing to give himself the treat of visiting the interior of this great metallic abyss.
That venerable lady chanced to be a spectator of the scene, and ever after made it her favorite narrative.
He finished off by squeaking so like a pig that the spectators thought that he had a porker concealed about him.
The form of the enclosure was an oblong square, save that the corners were considerably rounded off, in order to afford more convenience for the spectators.
said an old woman among the spectators, "and that besides our having had a considerable pestilence last year, and that they say that the English are going to disembark in a company at Harfleur.
This reprieve suggested to the worthy spectators remarks such as the following: --