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EtymologyEdit

From observe +‎ -er.

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /əbˈzɝvɚ/, /ɑb-/
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  • (UK) IPA(key): /əbˈzɜːvə/, /ɒb-/

NounEdit

observer (plural observers)

  1. One who makes observations, monitors or takes notice
    Most impartial observers agreed that Sampras had not served well.
  2. One who adheres or follows laws, guidelines, etc.
    I shall be an observer of the local customs.
  3. 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.
  4. A country or other entity which has limited participation rights within an organization.
    The Vatican and Palestine have observer status at the UN.
  5. (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.
  6. (military) A sentry etc. manning an observation post
    We waited till dusk when the observers' vision was poorest.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin observāre, present active infinitive of observo.

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VerbEdit

observer

  1. to observe, watch
  2. to note, notice
  3. to keep, maintain

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observer

  1. imperative of observere