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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 - 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 ?
"'It is named Watcher of the Fords,' she answered, 'and it has not watched in vain.
No warder dared to ask: For he to whom a watcher's doom
`And (Hera) set a watcher upon her (Io), great and strong Argus, who with four eyes looks every way.
A watcher from the opposing team dragged her screaming away and was dropped like a steer by an ear-blow from a partisan from the woman's team.
Toward this enchanting spot slowly were walking the Lady Maud and her little charge, Prince Richard; all ignorant of the malicious watcher in the window behind them.
They said, "Even when he eats and sleeps there is always one on the watch near him who has strength and weapons." There was indeed always one near him, though our informants had no conception of that watcher's strength and weapons, which were both shadowy and terrible.
Slowly and carefully, therefore, I gained my feet, only to see that my watcher did the same; cautiously I advanced toward him, finding that by moving with a shuffling gait I could retain my balance as well as make reasonably rapid progress.
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.
They could see the lonely watcher fingering his gun, and peering down at them as if dissatisfied at their reply.
While one of the watchers was on top of the divide, another man stole his wife, and he came down to fight.
I slid out, and as I passed the dining-room I thought I'd make sure them watchers hadn't seen me; so I looked through the crack, and everything was all right.