What does Observer mean?

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əbˈzɜr vərObserv·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. perceiver, percipient, observer, beholdernoun

    a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses

  2. observer, commentatornoun

    an expert who observes and comments on something


  1. observernoun

    One who makes observations, monitors or takes notice

    Most impartial observers agreed that Sampras had not served well.

  2. observernoun

    One who adheres or follows laws, guidelines, etc.

    I shall be an observer of the local customs.

  3. observernoun

    A person sent as a representative, to a meeting or other function to monitor but not to participate

    The UN sent many observers to the country's first elections.

  4. observernoun

    A crew member on an aircraft who makes observations of enemy positions or aircraft

    The only crew-member to survive the crash was the Canadian observer.

  5. observernoun

    A sentry etc. manning an observation post

    We waited till dusk when the observers' vision was poorest.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Observernoun

    one who observes, or pays attention to, anything; especially, one engaged in, or trained to habits of, close and exact observation; as, an astronomical observer

  2. Observernoun

    one who keeps any law, custom, regulation, rite, etc.; one who conforms to anything in practice

  3. Observernoun

    one who fulfills or performs; as, an observer of his promises

  4. Observernoun

    a sycophantic follower


  1. Observer

    Observer is a fictional character in the Mystery Science Theater 3000 television series. He is played by Bill Corbett, and appears in the eighth through tenth seasons of the series. Observer is a hyperintelligent, psychic alien from a planet of fellow aliens confusingly sharing the name "Observer". Supposedly, the Observers "evolved" beyond bodies into dark-green brains, contained in large Petri dishes. They are carried around humanoid host bodies, rendering their abandonment of their original bodies rather pointless. Thus Observer is, technically, only the brain which is being carried by the host body, but for all intents and purposes, he is considered a humanoid with brain separated from body. Observer joins the mad scientists after his planet is inadvertently destroyed by Mike Nelson. Like his colleagues Professor Bobo and Pearl Forrester, Brain Guy is deeply dysfunctional. Unlike Bobo and Pearl, Brain Guy apparently has a considerable social and sexual life once the Mads returns to Earth in Seasons 9 and 10. He is also said to have, as Professor Bobo put it, "B.O.". Observer denies this, claiming that he doesn't have a body, although eventually he gives himself a sniff and admits that he does, in fact, "stink".

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Observer' in Nouns Frequency: #1357

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Observer in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Observer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Observer in a Sentence

  1. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Commencement Address at Harvard University, June 8, 1978.:

    A decline in courage may be the most striking feature that an outside observer notices in the West today. The Western world has lost its civic courage, both as a whole and separately, in each country, in each government, in each political party, and, of course, in the United Nations. Such a decline in courage is particularly noticeable among the ruling and intellectual elites...

  2. Eric Shahan:

    At the time, it may have seemed to an observer that someone who had mastered this techniquehad supernatural powers.

  3. Rafay Baloch:

    To become a great learner, you always need to become a keen observer.

  4. Albert Camus:

    History, as an entirety, could only exist in the eyes of an observer outside it and outside the world. History only exists, in the final analysis, for God.

  5. Executive Vice Chairman Joe Tsai:

    When you put pieces on the chessboard, the observer may not understand why certain pieces are in a certain place, but we understand, we have a whole master plan behind it, it's always hard for an outside observer to try to figure out what Alibaba's trying to do, but we ourselves are very, very clear as to the strategy.

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    a disposition that is confused or nervous and upset
    • A. fluster
    • B. abet
    • C. knead
    • D. aberrate

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