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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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I was an involuntary spectator and auditor of whatever was done and said in the kitchen of the adjacent village inn--a wholly new and rare experience to me.
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Vanstone's shoulders -- and then moderated his neighbor's parental enthusiasm from the point of view of an impartial spectator.
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