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English noun: watcher

1. watcher (person) a close observer; someone who looks at something (such as an exhibition of some kind)

SamplesThe spectators applauded the performance.
Television viewers.
Sky watchers discovered a new star.

Synonymslooker, spectator, viewer, witness

Broader (hypernym)beholder, observer, perceiver, percipient

Narrower (hyponym)browser, bystander, cheerer, eyewitness, gawker, looker-on, motion-picture fan, moviegoer, ogler, onlooker, peeper, Peeping Tom, playgoer, rubberneck, rubbernecker, spy, starer, theatergoer, theatregoer, voyeur

2. watcher (person) a guard who keeps watch

Synonymssecurity guard, watchman

Broader (hypernym)guard

Narrower (hyponym)bank guard, fire watcher, lookout, lookout man, night watchman, patroller, picket, port watcher, portwatcher, scout, sentinel, sentry, spotter, watch

Member meronymprivate security force, security force

3. watcher (person) a person who keeps a devotional vigil by a sick bed or by a dead body

Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

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