watcher

Definitions of watcher
  1. noun
    a guard who keeps watch
    synonyms: security guard, watchman
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    bank guard
    a security guard at a bank
    fire watcher
    (during World War II in Britain) someone whose duty was to watch for fires caused by bombs dropped from the air
    lookout, lookout man, picket, scout, sentinel, sentry, spotter, watch
    a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event
    night watchman
    a watchman who works during the night
    patroller
    someone on patrol duty; an individual or a member of a group that patrols an area
    port watcher, portwatcher
    a watchman on a wharf
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    guard
    a person who keeps watch over something or someone
  2. noun
    a person who keeps a devotional vigil by a sick bed or by a dead body
  3. noun
    a close observer; someone who looks at something (such as an exhibition of some kind)
    “sky watchers discovered a new star”
    synonyms: looker, spectator, viewer, witness
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    browser
    a viewer who looks around casually without seeking anything in particular
    bystander
    a nonparticipant spectator
    cheerer
    a spectator who shouts encouragement
    eyewitness
    a spectator who can describe what happened
    gawker
    a spectator who stares stupidly without intelligent awareness
    motion-picture fan, moviegoer
    someone who goes to see movies
    ogler
    a viewer who gives a flirtatious or lewd look at another person
    looker-on, onlooker
    someone who looks on
    playgoer, theatergoer, theatregoer
    someone who attends the theater
    rubberneck, rubbernecker
    a person who stares inquisitively
    spy
    a secret watcher; someone who secretly watches other people
    starer
    a viewer who gazes fixedly (often with hostility)
    Peeping Tom, peeper, voyeur
    a viewer who enjoys seeing the sex acts or sex organs of others
    first-nighter
    someone habitually a spectator at the openings of theatrical productions
    groundling
    in Elizabethan theater: a playgoer in the cheap standing section
    snoop, snooper
    a spy who makes uninvited inquiries into the private affairs of others
    shadow, shadower, tail
    a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements
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    beholder, observer, perceiver, percipient
    a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses
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