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watch·er

 (wŏch′ər)
n.
1. One that watches or observes: a fire watcher; a watcher of Sino-American relations.
2. One who keeps vigil, as at a sick person's bedside.

watcher

(ˈwɒtʃə)
n
1. a person who watches
2. (Medicine) a person who maintains a vigil at the bedside of an invalid
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) US a representative of a candidate or party stationed at a poll on election day to watch out for fraud

watch•er

(ˈwɒtʃ ər)

n.
1. a person who watches or who keeps watch.
2. an analytic observer of trends, events, etc.: a fashion watcher.
3. a trained observer and analyst of political and historical trends, events, countries, or the like.
[1500–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.watcher - a close observerwatcher - 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.watcher - a guard who keeps watchwatcher - a guard who keeps watch    
private security force, security force - a privately employed group hired to protect the security of a business or industry
bank guard - a security guard at a bank
fire watcher - (during World War II in Britain) someone whose duty was to watch for fires caused by bombs dropped from the air
guard - a person who keeps watch over something or someone
lookout, lookout man, picket, scout, sentinel, sentry, spotter, watch - a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event
night watchman - a watchman who works during the night
patroller - someone on patrol duty; an individual or a member of a group that patrols an area
port watcher, portwatcher - a watchman on a wharf
3.watcher - a person who keeps a devotional vigil by a sick bed or by a dead body
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"

watcher

noun viewer, witness, observer, spy, spectator, looker-on, onlooker, lookout, fly on the wall A perceptive watcher would have realised something was wrong.

watcher

noun
1. Someone who observes:
2. An agent assigned to observe and report on another:
Informal: tail.
Translations
ساهِر ليلا، حارِس
iagttager
virrasztó
áhorfandi

watcher

[ˈwɒtʃəʳ] N [of situation] → observador(a) m/f; [of event] → espectador(a) m/f (pej) → mirón/ona m/f
China watcherespecialista mf en asuntos chinos, sinólogo/a m/f
royal watcher periodista que escribe sobre la familia real
see also bird-watcher, weight watcher

watcher

nSchaulustige(r) mf; (= observer)Beobachter(in) m(f); the watchers by the dying man’s bedsidedie am Bett des Sterbenden Wachenden

watcher

[ˈwɒtʃəʳ] n (observer) → osservatore/trice; (spectator) → spettatore/trice

watch

(wotʃ) noun
1. a small instrument for telling the time by, worn on the wrist or carried in the pocket of a waistcoat etc. He wears a gold watch; a wrist-watch.
2. a period of standing guard during the night. I'll take the watch from two o'clock till six.
3. in the navy etc, a group of officers and men who are on duty at a given time. The night watch come(s) on duty soon.
verb
1. to look at (someone or something). He was watching her carefully; He is watching television.
2. to keep a lookout (for). They've gone to watch for the ship coming in; Could you watch for the postman?
3. to be careful of (someone or something). Watch (that) you don't fall off!; Watch him! He's dangerous.
4. to guard or take care of. Watch the prisoner and make sure he doesn't escape; Please watch the baby while I go shopping.
5. to wait for (a chance, opportunity etc). Watch your chance, and then run.
ˈwatcher noun
ˈwatchful adjective
alert and cautious. watchful eyes; If you are watchful you will not be robbed.
ˈwatchfully adverb
ˈwatchfulness noun
ˈwatchdog noun
a dog which guards someone's property etc. We leave a watchdog in our office at night to scare away thieves.
ˈwatchmaker noun
a person who makes and repairs watches, clocks etc.
ˈwatchman noun
(often ˌnight-ˈwatchman) a man employed to guard a building etc against thieves, especially at night. The bank-robbers shot the (night-)watchman.
ˈwatchtower noun
an old word for a tower on which a lookout is posted.
ˈwatchword noun
a motto or slogan used by members of a group of people who think (or act) alike. Let freedom be our watchword!
keep watch
to be on guard. He kept watch while the other soldiers slept.
watch one's step
to be careful what one does or says. He's in a bad mood, so watch your step and don't say anything wrong!
watch out (with for)
to be careful (of). Watch out for the cars!; Watch out! The police are coming!
watch over
to guard or take care of. The mother bird is watching over her young.
References in classic literature ?
At length she rose, 'La!, la!' she said, 'the Watcher is not for this one.
'If the ghosts kill me, you will see me no more, or the club either; but if I live I will bring you back the bones, or, if I do not find them, I will render the Watcher into your hands again.
ha!' they cried, 'now your journey is done, little man; watch by the ford you who would win the Watcher of the Ford!
Wherefore 'unintelligible!' is again the comment of the watcher, made with some reassured nodding of his head, and a gloomy smile.
He was small and very plainly dressed and the look of him, even at that distance, went somehow strongly against the watcher's inclination.
While one of the watchers was on top of the divide, another man stole his wife, and he came down to fight.
Because of the wall and the guards and the watchers, there was more time to hunt and fish and pick roots and berries; there was more food, and better food, and no one went hungry.
"Because of the safety in the Sea Valley, which was because of the wall and the watchers and the guards, and because there was food in plenty for all without having to fight for it, many families came in from the coast valleys on both sides and from the high back mountains where they had lived more like wild animals than men.
In a pleasant meadow-land, The watchers watched him as he slept,
When I got down stairs in the morning the parlor was shut up, and the watchers was gone.
And hands that found no holds, doubled into bunches of knuckles that impacted on the jaws of the watchers who strove to tear hand-holds from the rope.