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spectator

play
noun spec·ta·tor \ˈspek-ˌtā-tər, spek-ˈ\

Simple Definition of spectator

  • : a person who watches an event, show, game, activity, etc., often as part of an audience

Full Definition of spectator

  1. 1 :  one who looks on or watches

  2. 2 :  a woman's pump usually having contrasting colors with a perforated design at the toe and sometimes heel

spectator adjective
spec·ta·tor·i·al play \ˌspek-tə-ˈtȯr-ē-əl\ adjective
spec·ta·tor·ship play \ˈspek-ˌtā-tər-ˌship, spek-ˈ\ noun

Examples of spectator

  1. The spectators lining the road cheered the racers on.

  2. The accident attracted a large crowd of spectators.

  3. I wasn't a participant in the preparations, merely a spectator.



Origin of spectator

Latin, from spectare to watch


First Known Use: circa 1586




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