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

  • noun One that views, especially an onlooker or spectator.
  • noun Any of various optical devices used to facilitate the viewing of photographic transparencies by illuminating or magnifying them.
  • noun A person who watches television or movies.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who views, surveys, or examines.
  • noun Specifically— An official appointed to inspect or superintend something; an overseer; in coal-mining, the general manager, both above and below ground, of a coal-mine. This word, not at all in use in the United States, is almost obsolete in England, having become replaced by the terms mining-engineer and agent. The terms used in the United States are manager and superintendent.
  • noun One of a body of jurors who are appointed by a court to view or inspect the property in controversy or the place where a crime has been committed. In Scotland two persons called showers point out the subjects to be viewed.

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

  • noun One who views or examines.
  • noun (Law) A person appointed to inspect highways, fences, or the like, and to report upon the same.
  • noun engraving The superintendent of a coal mine.

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

  • noun Someone that views some spectacle; an onlooker or spectator
  • noun Someone who watches television
  • noun Any optical device used to view photographic slides
  • noun computing A program that displays the contents of a file of digital images; an image viewer or file viewer

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

  • noun an optical device for viewing photographic transparencies
  • noun a close observer; someone who looks at something (such as an exhibition of some kind)

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