Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A person who has seen someone or something and can bear witness to the fact.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Someone who sees an event and can report or testify about it.
  • v. To be present at an event, and see it

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who sees a thing done; one who has ocular view of anything.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who testifies to something he has seen.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a spectator who can describe what happened
  • v. be present at an event and see it with one's own eyes

Etymologies

From eye + witness (Wiktionary)

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