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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

1. a close observer; someone who looks at something (such as an exhibition of some kind);
- Example: "the spectators applauded the performance"
- Example: "television viewers"
- Example: "sky watchers discovered a new star"
[syn: spectator, witness, viewer, watcher, looker]

2. a guard who keeps watch;
[syn: watchman, watcher, security guard]

3. a person who keeps a devotional vigil by a sick bed or by a dead body;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Watcher \Watch"er\ (-[~e]r), n. One who watches; one who sits up or continues; a diligent observer; specifically, one who attends upon the sick during the night. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

watcher 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: a guard who keeps watch [syn: watchman, watcher, security guard] 3: a person who keeps a devotional vigil by a sick bed or by a dead body
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

52 Moby Thesaurus words for "watcher": Argus, Charley, TV-viewer, airplane spotter, beholder, bird-watcher, bystander, drugstore cowboy, eyewitness, fire patrolman, fire warden, fireguard, forward observer, gaper, gazer, gazer-on, girl-watcher, goggler, kibitzer, looker, looker-on, lookout, lookout man, night watchman, observer, ogler, onlooker, patrol, patroller, patrolman, perceiver, percipient, picket, roundsman, scout, seer, sentinel, sentry, sidewalk superintendent, spectator, spectatress, spectatrix, spotter, televiewer, television-viewer, vedette, video-gazer, viewer, watch, watchkeeper, watchman, witness