An observer of local customs; observers of religious holidays.
An example of an observer is a student taking notes on how teachers run their classes.
- A soldier manning an observation post.
- A person who attends an assembly, convention, etc., not as an official delegate but only to observe and report the proceedings.
- An official, usually a member of a group, sent by a UN committee to collect and report facts on the situation in a special area.
We waited till dusk when the observers' vision was poorest.
Origin of observer
- From observe + -er.