What does spectator mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spectator, witness, viewer, watcher, looker(noun)

    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, spectator(noun)

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


  1. spectator(Noun)

    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. Spectator(noun)

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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How to say spectator in sign language?

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  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. Nazma Khan:

    If we keep living in our silos, we will never be able to break down barriers and stereotypes, social justice is not a spectator sport, so if we don't work for it, nothing will change.

  2. Julie Heckman:

    We don't give our children matches to play with nor do we give them candles, so you really shouldn't give children fireworks, let the adults handle the fireworks and let the children be the spectator.

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

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

  4. Johann von Goethe:

    Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing. It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage, but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator.

  5. Tuukka Rask:

    I was pretty much a spectator after that.

Images & Illustrations of spectator

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