Definition of watcher
: one that watches: such asa : one that sits up or continues awake at nightb : watchmanc (1) : one that keeps watch beside a dead person (2) : one that attends a sick person at nightd : a person who closely follows or observes someone or something a Supreme Court watcher —often used in combination celebrity-watcherse : 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
the inexperienced babysitter turned out to be a well-meaning but hopelessly incompetent watcher of young children
a safari that affords wildlife watchers plenty of opportunities to see Africa's grandest creatures in their natural habitat
Recent Examples of watcher from the Web
The two suited men watched their watchers for a moment, leaped back into the Ford and sped away.
Ms Sherman, Mr Gursky and Richard Prince alone account for 25% of turnover in the photography market, according to Artprice, a market-watcher.
About the only points of agreement among Korea watchers in those days were that Kim liked Disney characters and dour, throwback haircuts.
Industry watchers predict more penalties are to come.
Capitol watchers broadly suspected the conservative Republican governor was bound to say no.
Avid watchers will probably remember homeowners, Matt and Melissa Yeilding, who were hunting in their dream Woodway, Texas neighborhood for a home with an open living space.
Reports started to come in from night-sky watchers, enthusiasts with cameras and the skills to document the aurora, affectionately named Steve, which was unusually far south for an aurora.
The person most likely to be Federal Reserve chair when Janet Yellen’s term expires in February is… Janet Yellen, according to a Bloomberg poll of Fed watchers.
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Definition of watcher for English Language Learners
: a person who watches someone or something regularly
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