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
Some Russia watchers described Gorkov, who was not seen as being especially close to the Kremlin before his appointment, as an unlikely diplomatic link between the Kremlin and the Trump administration.
For sky-watchers in the region, the moon will appear less than two degrees from the bright, creamy-colored planet, making for a dramatic display as the two rise over the southeast horizon after darkness falls.
A potent staple of network prime time in the 1990s, such programs faded after 2000, as younger viewers became hooked on reality shows while news watchers had three cable channels to choose from.
Vietnam veteran Tom Lentz was among the parade-watchers.
Auction-watchers are expecting another windfall when the Yankees’ copy of the 1919 sales contract — the one that landed them Babe Ruth from the Red Sox — goes up for bid at Lelands.com.
Raised Eyebrows To many long-time Brazil watchers, the allegations are shocking but not altogether surprising.
For the amateur sky-watcher, a total eclipse presents a rare opportunity to witness a cosmic hiccup in our day-night cycle.
Urging people not to look directly at the sun, The Iraqi government has suggested that eclipse watchers black the inside of a window with a candle.
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Definition of watcher for English Language Learners
: a person who watches someone or something regularly
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