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  •  One who observes, or pays attention to, anything; especially, one engaged in, or trained to habits of, close and exact observation; as, an astronomical observer.  [1913 Webster]
    "The observed of all observers."  [1913 Webster]
    "Careful observers may foretell the hour,
    By sure prognostic, when to dread a shower.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  One who keeps any law, custom, regulation, rite, etc.; one who conforms to anything in practice.  Spenser.  [1913 Webster]
    "These . . . hearkened unto observers of times."  [1913 Webster]
  •  One who fulfills or performs; as, an observer of his promises.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A sycophantic follower.  Beau. & Fl.  [1913 Webster]


observer, n.
1 a person who observes.
2 an interested spectator.
3 a person who attends a conference etc. to note the proceedings but does not participate.
4 a a person trained to notice and identify aircraft. b a person carried in an aeroplane to note the enemy's position etc.



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N spectator, beholder, observer, looker-on, onlooker, witness, eyewitness, bystander, passer by, sightseer, rubberneck, rubbernecker, spy, sentinel.

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