Definition of witnesseth
1. witness [ v ] be a witness toUsed in print:
(Edwin L. Bigelow and Nancy H. Otis,...)
These were the years when people flocked to Manchester not_only to play golf , which had come into vogue , but also to witness the Ekwanok Country_Club tournaments .
(W. E. B. DuBois, Worlds of Color....)
Wilson , on his first Sunday , witnessed this with something like disgust .
(Bruce Palmer, "My Brother's Keeper", Many Are...)
What made him think John had a right to witness his brother 's humiliation ?
(Frieda Arkin, "The Light of the Sea," in The...)
It was not as_though she noted clearly that her nephews had not been to see her for ten years , not since their last journey eastward to witness their Uncle_Izaak being lowered into the rocky soil ; that aside from due notification of certain major events in their lives ( two marriages , two births , one divorce ) , Christmas and Easter_cards of the traditional sort had been the only thin link she had with them through the widowed years .
(E. Lucas Myers, "The Vindication of Dr. Nestor,"...)
One part of her audience was totally engaged , the connoisseur witnessing a peculiarly fine performance of some ancient classic , the other part , the guest of the connoisseur , attentive as one who must take an intelligent interest in_that which he does not fully understand .Synonyms witness Related Terms watch
2. witness [ v ] perceive with any or all of one's senses
Examples: "We found Republicans winning the offices" "You'll see a lot of cheating in this school" give rise to or be characterized by "The 1960 saw the rebellion of the younger generation" "I want to see results"
(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)
I can n't tell when , but I'm positive I witnessed this same scene of this particular gathering at some time in the past '' !Synonyms see find witness Related Terms experience catch learn find spectator
3. witness [ n ] someone who sees an event and reports what happenedUsed in print:
(The Dallas Morning News,...)
But questions with which committee_members taunted bankers appearing as witnesses left little doubt that they will recommend passage of_it .
(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)
`` Litigants and witnesses were put to the expense and inconvenience of going long distances to transact business ; public money spent ; justice delayed ; nothing accomplished , and the whole distribution of justice in this county seems to be an absolute farce '' .
(Evan Esar, Humorous English; a guide to comic ,...)
When a witness at court was asked if he had been kicked in the ensuing rumpus , he replied , `` No , it was in the stomach '' .Synonyms witness witnesser informant Related Terms perceiver speaker attestant testifier
4. witness [ n ] a close observer; someone who looks at something (such as an exhibition of some kind)
Examples: "the spectators applauded the performance" "television viewers" "sky watchers discovered a new star"
(Jack Kaplan, "The Health Machine Menace: Therapy by...)
`` Unfortunately '' , says Chief_Postal_Inspector_David_H._Stephens , who has prosecuted many device quacks , `` the ghouls who trade on the hopes of the desperately ill often cannot be successfully prosecuted because the patients who are the chief witnesses die before the case is called_up in court '' .
(Irving Stone, The Agony and the Ecstasy....)
Those who saw his finished Pieta would take the place of the biblical witnesses .Synonyms spectator witness viewer watcher looker Related Terms perceiver onlooker moviegoer playgoer rubberneck cheerer ogler voyeur browser spy eyewitness standee bystander starer look watch spectate
5. witness [ n ] testimony by word or deed to your religious faithUsed in print:
(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)
Until we translate this gospel into a language that enlightened men today can understand , we are depriving ourselves of the very resources on which the continued success of our witness most certainly depends .Synonyms witness Related Terms testimony shahadah
6. witness [ n ] (law) a person who attests to the genuineness of a document or signature by adding their own signatureUsed in print:
(Louis Zara, Dark Rider....)
Uncle_and_Aunt_Howe were the witnesses '' .Synonyms witness attestor attestator attestant Related Terms signer law
7. witness [ n ] (law) a person who testifies under oath in a court of lawSynonyms witness Related Terms person character_witness adverse_witness expert_witness lay_witness material_witness law
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