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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Observer  \Ob*serv"er\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  observes,  or  pays  attention  to  anything 
  especially,  one  engaged  in  or  trained  to  habits  of  close 
  and  exact  observation;  as  an  astronomical  observer. 
 
  The  observed  of  all  observers.  --Shak. 
 
  Careful  observers  may  foretell  the  hour,  By  sure 
  prognostic,  when  to  dread  a  shower.  --Swift. 
 
  2.  One  who  keeps  any  law,  custom,  regulation,  rite,  etc.;  one 
  who  conforms  to  anything  in  practice.  ``Diligent  observers 
  of  old  customs.''  --Spenser. 
 
  These  .  .  .  hearkend  unto  observers  of  times. 
  --Deut.  xviii. 
  14. 
 
  3.  One  who  fulfills  or  performs;  as  an  observer  of  his 
  promises. 
 
  4.  A  sycophantic  follower.  [Obs.]  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  observer 
  n  1:  a  person  who  becomes  aware  of  through  the  senses  [syn:  {perceiver}, 
  {beholder}] 
  2:  an  expert  who  observes  and  comments  on  something  [syn:  {commentator}] 




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