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eyewitness

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noun eye·wit·ness \ˈī-ˈwit-nəs\

Simple Definition of eyewitness

  • : a person who sees something happen and is able to describe it

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of eyewitness

  1. :  one who sees an occurrence or an object; especially :  one who gives a report on what he or she has seen

Examples of eyewitness in a sentence

  1. The police are hoping to locate an eyewitness to the shooting.

  2. He was able to give an eyewitness account of the shooting.



1539

First Known Use of eyewitness

1539

Rhymes with eyewitness


Law Dictionary

eyewitness

noun eye·wit·ness

Legal Definition of eyewitness

  1. :  one who sees an occurrence or object or sometimes experiences it through other senses (as hearing) and usu. reports or testifies about it





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