- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)II(Roget's IV) n.Syn. eyewitness, sightseer, spectator; see observer 1 .III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.spectator, eyewitness, bystander, observer.IV(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun Someone who observes: beholder, bystander, looker-on, observer, spectator, watcher. See AWARENESS, SEE.
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onlooker — index bystander, eyewitness, witness Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
onlooker — c.1600, from ON (Cf. on) + LOOK (Cf. look) … Etymology dictionary
onlooker — looker on, *spectator, observer, beholder, witness, eyewitness, bystander, kibitzer … New Dictionary of Synonyms
onlooker — [n] person observing an event beholder, bystander, eyewitness, looker on, observer, sightseer, spectator, viewer, watcher, witness; concept 423 Ant. participant … New thesaurus
onlooker — ► NOUN ▪ a non participating observer; a spectator. DERIVATIVES onlooking adjective … English terms dictionary
onlooker — [än′look΄ər] n. a person who watches without taking part; spectator onlooking adj., n … English World dictionary
onlooker — UK [ˈɒnˌlʊkə(r)] / US [ˈɑnˌlʊkər] noun [countable] Word forms onlooker : singular onlooker plural onlookers someone who watches something happen but does not take part in it … English dictionary
onlooker — noun A spectator; someone looks on or watches, without becoming involved or participating. I wasn’t in the fight, I was only an onlooker … Wiktionary
onlooker — [[t]ɒ̱nlʊkə(r)[/t]] onlookers N COUNT An onlooker is someone who watches an event take place but does not take part in it. A handful of onlookers stand in the field watching. Syn: spectator … English dictionary
onlooker — noun Date: 1606 one that looks on; especially a passive spectator • onlooking adjective … New Collegiate Dictionary
onlooker — /on look euhr, awn /, n. spectator; observer; witness. [1600 10; ON + LOOKER, after v. phrase look on] * * * … Universalium