1. [syn: spectator, witness, viewer, watcher, looker]
2. an optical device for viewing photographic transparencies;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Viewer \View"er\, n.
1. One who views or examines.
2. (Law) A person appointed to inspect highways, fences, or
the like, and to report upon the same.
3. The superintendent of a coal mine. [Eng.]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: 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" [syn: spectator, witness,
viewer, watcher, looker]
2: an optical device for viewing photographic transparencies
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
46 Moby Thesaurus words for "viewer":
TV-viewer, accepter, acquirer, addressee, audience, auditor,
beholder, bird-watcher, bystander, consignee, drugstore cowboy,
eyewitness, gaper, gazer, gazer-on, getter, girl-watcher, goggler,
hearer, holder, kibitzer, listener, looker, looker-on, observer,
obtainer, ogler, onlooker, payee, perceiver, percipient, procurer,
receiver, recipient, seer, sidewalk superintendent, spectator,
spectatress, spectatrix, taker, televiewer, television-viewer,
trustee, video-gazer, watcher, witness
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):
A program to allow a file to be read (or played) but
not changed. Viewers are often freely distributable, even
when the editor application is not. This allows you to create
files with the editor and make the viewer available to other
users to view your files, e.g. on a website. Examples
include the Word and Adobe Acrobat viewers.