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Definitions for spectator
ˈspɛk teɪ tər, spɛkˈteɪ-spec·ta·tor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spectator, witness, viewer, watcher, lookernoun

    a close observer; someone who looks at something (such as an exhibition of some kind)

    "the spectators applauded the performance"; "television viewers"; "sky watchers discovered a new star"

  2. spectator pump, spectatornoun

    a woman's pump with medium heel; usually in contrasting colors for toe and heel

Wiktionary

  1. spectatornoun

    One who observes an event; an observer.

    The cheering spectators watched the fireworks.

    Etymology: From spectator, from frequentative verb specto, from specio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spectatornoun

    one who on; one who sees or beholds; a beholder; one who is personally present at, and sees, any exhibition; as, the spectators at a show

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Spectator

    spek-tā′tor, n. one who looks on:—fem. Spectā′tress, Spectā′trix.—adj. Spectatō′rial.—n. Spectā′torship, the office or quality of a spectator: (Shak.) the act of beholding.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'spectator' in Nouns Frequency: #2723

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spectator in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spectator in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of spectator in a Sentence

  1. William Weinreb:

    He pretended to be a spectator but he had murder in his heart.

  2. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Eternity turns you into a spectator.

  3. Kurt Schwartz:

    When we're thinking of the Boston Marathon, that's a primary goal, we could create a 20-yard buffer between the street and the nearest spectator, but it would just so fundamentally change the char of the day, it would be short-sighted.

  4. Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, the preface:

    It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.

  5. Plato:

    The true lover of learning then must his earliest youth, as far as in him lies, desire all truth. . .He whose desires are drawn toward knowledge in every form will be absorbed in the pleasures of the soul, and will hardly feel bodily pleasures- -I mean, if he be a true philosopher and not a sham one. . .Then how can he who has the magnificence of mind and is the spectator of all times and all existence, think much of human life He cannot. Or can such a one account death fearful No indeed.

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