Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who testifies to something he has seen.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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From eye + witness

Examples

  • It seems obvious to me that the appeal of traveling to pay to be an eyewitness is being edged out by staying put and being comfortable.

    Whither The Live-Sports Fan?

  • It seems obvious to me that the appeal of traveling to pay to be an eyewitness is being edged out by staying put and being comfortable.

    Whither The Live-Sports Fan?

  • It seems obvious to me that the appeal of traveling to pay to be an eyewitness is being edged out by staying put and being comfortable.

    Whither The Live-Sports Fan?

  • It seems obvious to me that the appeal of traveling to pay to be an eyewitness is being edged out by staying put and being comfortable.

    Whither The Live-Sports Fan?

  • It seems obvious to me that the appeal of traveling to pay to be an eyewitness is being edged out by staying put and being comfortable.

    Whither The Live-Sports Fan?

  • It seems obvious to me that the appeal of traveling to pay to be an eyewitness is being edged out by staying put and being comfortable.

    Whither The Live-Sports Fan?

  • The clues are colder than the corpse and the case looks like it'll remain unsolved -- until an eyewitness is discovered.

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  • It seems obvious to me that the appeal of traveling to pay to be an eyewitness is being edged out by staying put and being comfortable.

    Whither The Live-Sports Fan?

  • It seems obvious to me that the appeal of traveling to pay to be an eyewitness is being edged out by staying put and being comfortable.

    Whither The Live-Sports Fan?

  • I don't trust the government and the family has had their chain yanked so many times that it would be good if an eyewitness from the family went to make sure they go to that specific gravesite.

    Hargrove, Joseph N.

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