noun \ˈspek-ˌtā-tər, spek-ˈ\

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

Full Definition of SPECTATOR

:  one who looks on or watches
:  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 \ˌspek-tə-ˈtr-ē-əl\ adjective
spec·ta·tor·ship \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.


Latin, from spectare to watch
First Known Use: circa 1586

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