view·​er | \ˈvyü-ər \

Definition of viewer 

: one that views: such as

a : a person who watches television

b : a person legally appointed to inspect and report on property

c : an optical device used in viewing

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Examples of viewer in a Sentence

The program attracts millions of viewers every week. She is a regular viewer of the evening news. The exhibit was surrounded by a large crowd of viewers.
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Mic appealed to younger viewers and investors with its blend of reporting and opinion on topics including politics, entertainment, personal finance and beauty. Benjamin Mullin, WSJ, "Mic Network Sold to Bustle for About $5 Million," 29 Nov. 2018 Fox News, of which Trump is an avid viewer and which often propagates his message, followed suit. Emily Stewart, Vox, "Fox News wants you to be very afraid of what’s happening at the border," 26 Nov. 2018 The spooky setting and strong chemistry between the lead actors pretty much ensured its success with viewers and critics alike. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "True Detective seems ready to return to top form in new S3 trailer," 2 Nov. 2018 In an emotional segment on the live ABC daytime talk show, Meghan took a few minutes to thank her fellow co-hosts, the viewers, and American people for their love and support. Eileen Reslen, Good Housekeeping, "Meghan McCain Makes Emotional Return to 'The View' Following Her Father John McCain's Death," 8 Oct. 2018 The series, based on the book of the same name by Stephanie Danler, wrapped its run in June with an average of 164,000 live-same-day viewers and mixed reviews among critics. Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Sweetbitter' Renewed for Season 2 at Starz," 13 July 2018 This new exhibit, opening Saturday, features 20 exotic dinosaur species, including full-size skeletons, life-size video projections, games, augmented reality viewers and more. Sandy Guerra-cline, star-telegram, "Old 97's head west for Concerts in Garden appearance," 21 June 2018 Both have tens of millions of wireless customers — AT&T has about 25 million video subscribers plus millions more cable channel viewers, and Verizon has more than 1 billion monthly web visitors. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "How AT&T and Verizon Are Bulking Up to Take On Google and Facebook," 20 June 2018 To follow up each episode, the threesome host a Facebook Live on Wednesdays to answer questions from viewers, where longtime friends of the Smiths, like actor Duane Martin stop by. Elizabeth Wellington,, "Come sit at Jada Pinkett-Smith's red table for some testifying, transparency and healing | Elizabeth Wellington," 19 June 2018

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First Known Use of viewer

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of viewer

: a person who watches television

: a person who sees or looks at something

: a device that is used to look at photographs

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