1. [ noun ] a close observer; someone who looks at something (such as an exhibition of some kind)
Synonyms: spectator witness viewer looker

"the spectators applauded the performance" "television viewers" "sky watchers discovered a new star"

Related terms: perceiver onlooker moviegoer playgoer rubberneck cheerer ogler voyeur browser spy eyewitness standee bystander starer look witness watch spectate
2. [ noun ] a person who keeps a devotional vigil by a sick bed or by a dead body
Related terms: person
3. [ noun ] (work) a guard who keeps watch
Synonyms: watchman security_guard
Related terms: guard lookout portwatcher patroller bank_guard night_watchman fire_watcher security_force
Similar spelling:   watchword