Observer meaning

əb-zûrvər
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One who observes.

An observer of local customs; observers of religious holidays.

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One who is sent to observe and report on events or proceedings without directly participating in them.
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The definition of an observer is a person watching something, or a member of an aircraft crew or the armed forces who watches and reports.

An example of an observer is a student taking notes on how teachers run their classes.

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A person who observes something.
  • 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.
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A member of an aircraft crew, other than a pilot, with certain specialized duties and a special rating (aircraft observer)
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One who makes observations, monitors or takes notice.

Most impartial observers agreed that Sampras had not served well.

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One who adheres or follows laws, guidelines, etc.

I shall be an observer of the local customs.

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A person sent as a representative, to a meeting or other function to monitor but not to participate.

The UN sent many observers to the country's first elections.

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(military) A crew member on an aircraft who makes observations of enemy positions or aircraft.

The only crew-member to survive the crash was the Canadian observer.

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(military) A sentry etc. manning an observation post.

We waited till dusk when the observers' vision was poorest.

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Origin of observer

  • From observe + -er.

    From Wiktionary