eyewitness

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noun eye·wit·ness \ˈī-ˈwit-nəs\

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.

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First Known Use of eyewitness

1539


EYEWITNESS Defined for English Language Learners

eyewitness

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Definition of eyewitness for English Language Learners

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


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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 usually reports or testifies about it



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