Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

watcher

play
noun watch·er \ˈwä-chər, ˈwȯ-\

Simple Definition of watcher

  • : a person who watches someone or something regularly

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of watcher

  1. :  one that watches: as a :  one that sits up or continues awake at night b :  watchman c (1) :  one that keeps watch beside a dead person (2) :  one that attends a sick person at night d :  a person who closely follows or observes someone or something <a Supreme Court watcher> —often used in combination <celebrity-watchers> e :  a representative of a party or candidate who is stationed at the polls on an election day to watch the conduct of officials and voters

Examples of watcher in a sentence

  1. <the inexperienced babysitter turned out to be a well-meaning but hopelessly incompetent watcher of young children>

  2. <a safari that affords wildlife watchers plenty of opportunities to see Africa's grandest creatures in their natural habitat>



13th Century

First Known Use of watcher

13th century

Rhymes with watcher



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up watcher? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

the lowest point

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

fox-in-summer-forest

Which of these is a synonym of inchoate?

formless massive frightening experimental
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ