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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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