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ˈaɪˈwɪt nɪseye·wit·ness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. eyewitnessverb

    a spectator who can describe what happened

  2. eyewitnessverb

    be present at an event and see it with one's own eyes


  1. eyewitnessnoun

    Someone who sees an event and can report or testify about it.

  2. eyewitnessverb

    To be present at an event, and see it

  3. Etymology: From eye + witness

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Eyewitnessnoun

    An ocular evidence; one who gives testimony to facts seen with his own eyes.

    Etymology: eye and witness.

    We made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and were eyewitnesses of his majesty. 2 Pet.

    To meet him all his saints, who silent stood
    Eyewitnesses of his almighty acts,
    With jubilee advanc’d. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. vi.

    Give us, if thou can’st,
    Eyewitness of what first or last was done,
    Relation more particular and distinct. John Milton, Agonistes.

    The curious, by laying together circumstances, attestations, and characters of those who are concerned in them, either receive or reject what at first but eyewitnesses could absolutely believe or disbelieve. Joseph Addison, on the Christian Religion.


  1. eyewitness

    An eyewitness is a person who has seen or experienced a particular event or incident directly, giving them firsthand knowledge about it, which they can then provide as evidence or testimony. Examples include witnesses of a crime, an accident or a historical event.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eyewitnessnoun

    one who sees a thing done; one who has ocular view of anything


  1. Eyewitness

    Eyewitness is a 1981 thriller film about a television news reporter and a janitor who team up to solve a murder. The film was directed by Peter Yates, written by Steve Tesich and stars William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, and Christopher Plummer. Hum To Mohabbat Karega a 2000 Bollywood thriller-comedy film starring Karishma Kapoor and Bobby Deol was inspired by Eyewitness.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of eyewitness in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of eyewitness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of eyewitness in a Sentence

  1. William Bottke:

    In a sense, the asteroid belt has been an eyewitness to multiple 'drive-by shootings' from the earliest time in solar system history, by reading the traces left behind, we can use asteroid samplesto tell us who did it, when they did it and how they did it.

  2. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky:

    Kharkiv is a peaceful city. There are peaceful residential areas, no military facilities. Dozens of eyewitness accounts prove that this is not a single false volley, but deliberate destruction of people : the Russians knew where they were shooting, there will definitely be an international tribunal for this crime -- it's a violation of all conventions. No one in the world will forgive you for killing peaceful Ukrainian people.

  3. Justin Brooks:

    Bad eyewitness identifications are one of the leading causes of wrongful convictions, it's amazing that Vargas will finally be released after more than 16 years of wrongful incarceration. It's time for him to get back to his family and his life. Hopefully, this new evidence will help police catch the true perpetrator.

  4. Adam Switzer:

    This is a clearly a very unusual event and the satellite imagery and eyewitness videos are showing a number of unusual characteristics that will take months to work out, no tsunami warning system I know of can handle multiple shocks or landslides as it is just too physically and computationally complicated for current technology.

  5. Edward Ryan:

    This case points out the frailties of eyewitness identification under the best of circumstances, it's unfortunate that he was identified in a press release as someone who was involved in this matter only to be vindicated hours later.

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