observer (plural observers)
- One who makes observations, monitors or takes notice
- Most impartial observers agreed that Sampras had not served well.
- One who adheres or follows laws, guidelines, etc.
- I shall be an observer of the local customs.
- A person sent as a representative, to a meeting or other function to monitor but not to participate
- The UN sent many observers to the country's first elections.
- A country or other entity which has limited participation rights within an organization.
- The Vatican and Palestine have observer status at the UN.
- (military) A crew member on an aircraft who makes observations of enemy positions or aircraft
- The only crew-member to survive the crash was the Canadian observer.
- (military) A sentry etc. manning an observation post
- We waited till dusk when the observers' vision was poorest.
- beholder (sense 1 only)
- observer pattern
- French: observateur
- German: Beobachter, Beobachterin
- Italian: osservatore
- Portuguese: observador
- Russian: наблюда́тель
- Spanish: observador