Examples of spectator in a Sentence
The spectators lining the road cheered the racers on.
The accident attracted a large crowd of spectators.
I wasn't a participant in the preparations, merely a spectator.
Recent Examples of spectator from the Web
Pouncey, who hasn’t played since October due to a recurring hip injury, has been a spectator for the Dolphins’ OTA practices, and doesn’t seem likely to return to action anytime soon.
Now, Bowman is getting a thrill as an up-close spectator — supporting a dear friend.
Frank Carroll came to Highland's annual Memorial Day celebration a spectator and left a celebrity.
The annual gathering of motorcycle riders that’s been going on since 1988 attracts thousands of bikers and spectators.
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Among the spectators were NFL player agent Leigh Steinberg, Greg Cosell of NFL Films and L.A.-based sports talk show host Colin Cowherd of FS1.
Spectators entered through a side door after passing through metal detectors.
And all are well aware that a British triumph could be a major boost at home for sailing, which long ago ceased to be a mainstream spectator sport.
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Origin and Etymology of spectator
Latin, from spectare to watch
First Known Use: circa 1586
SPECTATOR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of spectator for English Language Learners
: a person who watches an event, show, game, activity, etc., often as part of an audience
SPECTATOR Defined for Kids
Definition of spectator for Students
: a person who looks on (as at a sports event)
Word Root of spectator
The Latin word specere, meaning “to look” or “to look at,” gives us the roots spec, spic, and spect. Words from the Latin specere have something to do with looking or watching. A spectator is a person who watches something, such as a sports event. Anything conspicuous is easy to see. To inspect is to look very closely at all parts of something. A specimen, or sample, is one example or one part that can show what the rest look like.
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